- New Accelerator Technique Doubles Particle Energy In Just One Meter
Imagine a car that accelerates from zero to 60 in 250 feet, and then rockets to 120 miles per hour in just one more inch. That's essentially what a collaboration of more than a dozen accelerator physicists has accomplished, using electrons for their ...
Article - News Staff - Feb 15 2007 - 3:49pm
- A Crystal Ball Of Earthquakes
When the next big earthquake hits a region like San Francisco, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) grantee Kristy Tiampo wants to ensure that communities will not only be able to evacuate, but also rebuild. This is why Tiampo, the NS ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 24 2011 - 3:19pm
- Scientists Convert Heat To Power Using Organic Molecules, May Lead To New Energy Source
Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, have successfully generated electricity from heat by trapping organic molecules between metal nanoparticles, an achievement that could pave the way toward the development of a new source for energy. T ...
Article - News Staff - Feb 16 2007 - 4:21pm
- Can Astrology Give You A Gauge Of Your Health?
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council grantee Peter Austin and three other researchers at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences in Toronto have just completed a survey of hospital visits in Ontario, showing that, compared to people bo ...
Article - News Staff - Feb 17 2007 - 12:30am
- New Analog Circuits Could Impact Consumer Electronics
Advances in digital electronic circuits have prompted the boost in functions and ever- smaller size of such popular consumer goods as digital cameras, MP3 players and digital televisions. But the same cannot be said of the older analog circuits in the sam ...
Article - News Staff - Feb 19 2007 - 11:19am
- Affinity Program Slashes Computing Times
Computing that would normally take five million years to complete now takes five minutes, thanks to research at the University of Toronto. A paper in the February edition of Science describes how U of T researchers created a new way of computing called &q ...
Article - Cash Simpson - Feb 19 2007 - 1:18am
- Biojewelry- Get Your Wedding Rings Made From Your Bone Tissue
Nothing says romance like having your bone tissue extracted to show your love. But Biojewellry in the UK is doing exactly that. The project is seeking couples who want to donate their bone cells- a couple having their wisdom teeth removed would be ideal. ...
Article - News Staff - Feb 19 2007 - 2:16am
- Photo Software Creates 3-D World
In the digital age, organizing a photo collection has gone from bad to worse. The saying used to be that a picture is worth a thousand words. Now the question arises: what are a thousand pictures worth? "Anyone who has a digital camera has the proble ...
Article - News Staff - Feb 19 2007 - 11:10am
- The Science Behind Blockbuster Movies
On Feb. 19 at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in San Francisco, movie lovers get a behind-the-scenes glimpse at the physics-based simulations that breathe life into fantasy. "It is an exhaustive task to p ...
Article - News Staff - Feb 19 2007 - 5:07pm
- Super-thin Filter, 50 Atoms Thick, Sorts Individual Molecules
A newly designed porous membrane, so thin it's invisible edge-on, may revolutionize the way doctors and scientists manipulate objects as small as a molecule. The 50-atom thick filter can withstand surprisingly high pressures and may be a key to better ...
Article - News Staff - Feb 21 2007 - 10:53pm