November 15, 2017 | Peter McMahon
Categories: All News, Breaking Research, Global Lens | Tags: Chemistry, Feature, Geoffrey Ozin
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Computer science undergraduate students are decoding encrypted text using a neural network, a framework for machine learning algorithms inspired by the brain.
Led by Professor Amanda Goodman, a team of researchers at The Robert H.N. Ho Family Foundation Centre for Buddhist Studies is unravelling the mysteries of ancient Buddhist manuscripts.
In his final year studying human biology and cellular systems biology, Alexander Sullivan has teamed up with assistant professor Dawn Kilkenny to create a VR experience that can be used as a training tool for students and professionals.
He is part of a new generation of thinkers transforming research across the globe.
When it comes to behaviour, researchers have moved beyond the “nature versus nurture” debate. It’s understood that genes and environment both play a role.
Scientists at the University of Toronto today joined their 1,200-plus colleagues at the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) in celebrating a new detection of gravitational waves – a cosmic phenomenon predicted by Albert Einstein a century ago.
Data retrieved from NASA’s Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2) satellite show that the impacts of El Niño-related heat and drought occurring in tropical regions in South America, Africa and Indonesia, were responsible for the largest annual increases in atmospheric carbon dioxide concentration seen in at least 2,000 years.
Getting caught in fishing nets remains a major cause of death for the increasingly endangered New Zealand sea lion even after the addition of “sea lion exclusion” devices, according to new research from the University of Toronto and New Zealand’s University of Otago and Massey University.
When Molly Metz saw the posting for a teaching-stream position in the Department of Psychology at the University of Toronto, she felt she’d found her dream job.
Three U.S. researchers were awarded the Nobel Prize in physics for their discovery of gravitational waves. Research that made the discovery possible was the result of teamwork by many scientists around the world, including from the University of Toronto.
Colin Arrowsmith spent part of his summer cycling – not for fun or exercise, but for science. As part of a research placement with U of T physics professor Debra Wunch, the second-year student criss-crossed campus on a bike, towing a buggy with a bright yellow box inside – a spectrometer used to measure the concentration of greenhouse gases at precise locations.
Though you might not think of ants as formidable bodyguards, some do an impressive job protecting plants from enemies.
There are close to 100 groups of isolated or uncontacted people living in the forests of the world, several of the most vulnerable being in the western Amazon, primarily on the Brazilian and Peruvian border.
Citizen Lab researchers find faulty South Korean child-monitoring smartphone app removed from market in 2015 was reissued under a new name and continues to put children at risk.
The funding, NSERC’s largest annual investment, provides researchers with financial support though scholarships, fellowships, research supplements and equipment grants.
Upon completing her PhD at U of T’s department of philosophy in 2016, Thoma won the Governor General’s Gold Medal for her “groundbreaking” dissertation on decision theory.
When you’re working on a small piece of the world’s largest experiment, it’s easy to lose sight of the big picture.
A team of astronomers has observed the magnetic field of a galaxy five billion light-years from Earth.
After centuries of looking with awe and wonder at the beauty of Saturn and its rings, we can now listen to them, thanks to the efforts of U of T astrophysicists.
An undergraduate machine learning course led Huan Ling to author breaking research in the field – before he even began his fourth-year of studies in the department of computer science.
The remains of a majestic female statue uncovered at the archaeological site of Tayinat in Turkey may challenge our understanding of the public role of women in the ancient world.
Here’s a new take on the link between facial features and leadership: a U of T study examines U.S. law firms and the less reputable world of organized crime.
A team of scientists have identified a small marine predator that once patrolled the ocean floor and grabbed its prey with 50 spines that it deployed from its head.
From indoor lighting to outdoor street lamps, our world is made brighter by artificial light. But the light that we perceive to be constant, actually fluctuates.
When America’s major banks created executive positions to reduce exposure to financial risk more than a decade ago, their intent was similar to an employer who designates a fire warden to protect a workplace against smoke and flames. However, the unintended consequence was like giving the fire warden job to a pyromaniac.
Put on a happy face, your success may depend on it, suggests a study by psychology researchers at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Arts & Science.
Cartoon made possible with Adobe’s Character Animator software – software that integrated research by Assistant Professor Alec Jacobson.
Cell biologists at U of T have discovered animals can adapt their ability to see even with extreme changes in temperature.
Weighing only about 50g, with big brown eyes, you may think you’re looking at a very cute rodent. You’re not. Despite their name, mouse lemurs are actually primates, and our evolutionary relatives.
U of T psychology professor Jed Meltzer on why “working harder does not mean better” when it comes to memory.
Authors of ‘Murder in Plain English’ say it’s the first book to look at crime through the written word.
Astronomers released an image of a vast filament of star-forming gas, 1,200 light-years away.
In under 180 seconds, the PhD candidate in chemistry summarized years of research on yeast tests detecting diseases in the developing world.
“Bringing this to a pub, to a coffee shop, to the sidewalk – it’s bringing science to the average person to help them understand the significance and importance of what we’re doing,” — Sara Mazrouei, a PhD candidate in the Department of Earth Sciences.
The latest major announcement from LIGO marks the third time gravitational waves — ripples in space and time — have been detected. The discovery paves the way to a wealth of information about black holes and other unknown phenomena and would not have been possible without the key contributions of a team of U of T astrophysicists.
A&S News spoke with outgoing director Robert Gibbs, who has led the institute since its inception and incoming director Alison Keith to find out what the JHI has achieved so far and what’s yet to come.
Q&A with Andrea Most, a professor of American literature and environmental studies in the Department of English at the University of Toronto.
Campaign targets at least 218 individuals, including a former Russian prime minister, ambassadors, members of cabinets from Europe, journalists, CEOs of energy companies and activists from at least 39 countries, as well as the United Nations and NATO.
For academics and writers speaking at the U of T Mikinaakominis TransCanadas: Literature, Justice, Relation conference. discussion turns toward the heated debate over “cultural appropriation,” organizers say.
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Federal government releases details of a new national carbon tax.
After seeing a strange and garbled story on a pro-Trump forum, Miller traced it to its original source — a Los Angeles Times article.
The joint study, published in the Neurobiology of Aging on May 8, looked at older adults who are living in the Toronto community without assistance and who were unaware of any major memory problems, but scored below the normal benchmark on a dementia screening test.
To pass the torch to the 2017 winner of the Centre de recherches mathématiques (CRM) and Statistical Society of Canada (SSC) Prize in Statistics, Professor Radu Craiu, the 2016 awardee, simply has to reach across the dinner table.
Paleontologists at the University of Toronto and the Royal Ontario Museum have uncovered a new fossil species that sheds light on the origin of mandibulates, the most abundant and diverse group of organisms on Earth, to which belong familiar animals such as flies, ants, crayfish and centipedes.
Marine protected areas (MPAs) found along coastlines and oceans worldwide are an increasingly popular strategy for protecting marine habitats and biodiversity. However, a new global study demonstrates that widespread lack of personnel and funds are preventing MPAs from reaching their full marine conservation potential.
With the creation of the Toronto-based Vector Institute, Ontario and Canada are choosing to lead in the booming field of artificial intelligence,
Locke Rowe, who is also vice-provost of graduate research & education and a professor in the department of ecology and evolutionary biology, invites students of various academic backgrounds over to the school on St. George Street on an almost weekly basis for coffee, bagels and danishes.
If you don’t understand why food waste is a growing concern in developing countries, Tammara Soma can explain it to you in three minutes.