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Coming To a Smartphone Near You…
Coming To a Smartphone Near You…
December 4, 2015
Highlights from research in computing, materials and math

Who Do We Think We Are?
Who Do We Think We Are?
December 4, 2015
Discovery research projects shed light on human biology

Turning Canadian Wood Waste into Green Bio-Coal
Turning Canadian Wood Waste into Green Bio-Coal
December 4, 2015
Made-in-Canada bio-coal is competing to supplant traditional coal currently used for heat and power in much of the world.

Pursuing Pathways to Powder Metallurgy
Pursuing Pathways to Powder Metallurgy
December 4, 2015
According to Dr. Gilles L’Espérance, good partnerships make for good products, and he has had a hand introducing some great ones into vehicle manufacturing over the last few years.

The Science Behind Wildlife
The Science Behind Wildlife
October 6, 2015
Discovery research projects contribute new insights into biodiversity

Improving Our Environment
Improving Our Environment
August 25, 2015
Discovery research projects address ways of improving the environment

Your Brain, Simulated
Your Brain, Simulated
April 2, 2015
Computers have proven adept as beating master chess players or winning Jeopardy but they don’t come close to replicating the breadth of human behaviours. Then came Spaun, the world’s largest computer simulation of a functioning brain.

Got Isotopes?
Got Isotopes?
April 2, 2015
A new made-in-Canada technology will allow hospitals to overcome a looming medical isotope shortage.

One of the highest-cited researchers in the world
One of the highest-cited researchers in the world
February 18, 2015
Scientists and engineers around the world rely on Dr. Axel Becke’s ground-breaking chemical theories and computational methods to advance numerous sectors ranging from drug discovery to cleaner energy. It’s no wonder the Dalhousie University chemistry professor is one of the highest-cited researchers in the world.

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