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Stories written by Elaine Smith

  • ScienceScape a bonanza for biomedical researchers

    August 19, 2014 |

    Sometimes an invention makes so much sense that the public is amazed it hasn’t been created previously. Such is the case with the scientific research knowledge graph and web platform constructed by ScienceScape, a start-up company founded in 2010 by Sam Molyneux, a University of Toronto PhD student in biomedical physics, and his sister, Amy Molyneux, a web developer and technical project manager.

  • Exploring how changes to Arctic air will impact climate

    July 31, 2014 |

    It’s summer, but in the Arctic that translates to temperatures around 0 degrees Celsius, rather than sunbathing weather. Nonetheless, you’ll hear no complaints from chemists Jonathan Abbatt and Jennifer Murphy, and their graduate students, who spent a slice of July and August surrounded by sea ice as they studied the chemical processes involved in atmospheric change at the molecular level.

  • Science writers to gather at U of T

    May 22, 2014 |

    Aaron Wheeler, a pioneer in the field of digital microfluidics, is one of the U of T scientists taking part in the event. Wheeler says he stumbled into this exciting new field of research “kind of by accident.”