Researcher develops innovative way to look inside lithium ion batteries
Rapid testing of the particles inside a lithium ion battery at the nano scale wins Audrey Taylor a Mitacs award.
COVID may have reversed decline in Canadian trust in scientists: survey
50% of Canadians are more willing to advocate for science due to the pandemic.
Ministers warn COVID-19 researchers of foreign actors threat
They urge strong cyber- and physical-security protocols to guard against aggressive targeting of research.
Blue jeans linked to water pollution, Great Lakes to Arctic: study
Between 12% and 23% of microfibres in the sediments sampled could be identified as indigo denim.
CREATE SEED initiative to tackle e-waste and promote eco-design
Will optimize reclaiming valuable materials while rethinking how the electronics supply chain functions.
Feds invest $98M for the minerals and metals sector
The feds are supporting the Geo-mapping for Energy and Minerals program and the Targeted Geoscience Initiative
China tells US to close consulate in Chengdu in growing spat
Retaliation for US order to close China’s Houston consulate after accusation Chinese agents tried to steal IP.
Centre of truth: Uncover previous disturbances to flow
Methodologies can be effective but what about quality?
UK coronavirus vaccine prompts immune response in early test
There might be sufficient data by year-end to decide if the vaccine should be adopted for mass vaccination campaigns.
Carbon nanotube transistors make the leap from lab to factory floor
Technique paves the way for more energy efficient, 3D microprocessors.
Can antibody tests tell us who is immune to COVID-19?
It’s not yet clear whether antibodies in the blood of patients who have been infected with SARS-CoV-2 indicate immunity
Humber gets $1.8M in research funding from NSERC
Money will support social innovation and design-driven analytics.
Halifax team to conduct first Canadian trials for possible COVID-19 vaccine
Will be building on work by a Chinese manufacturer that’s already conducting human clinical trials for the vaccine.
Vancouver biotech discovering antibodies for COVID-19 treatment
Would give patients molecular material they need to fight the disease instead of depending on their bodies to develop their own.
Got a business idea to help combat COVID-19?
Mitacs announces initiative to speed up application process and access to research talent for SMEs.
Canadians divided over making COVID-19 vaccine mandatory: Poll
60% of respondents believe people should be required to get the vaccine once it’s ready, 40% think it should be voluntary.
BC university creates institute to take microscope view of pandemic
Director says the event has the power to cause structures to fall like dominos or shift radically to new paths.
Feds pour $1.1B into COVID-19 vaccine development, tracking of cases
Task force created to oversee blood-test surveys to see how widely the virus has spread in Canada.
Researchers look at humidity as a weapon in the fight airborne viruses
Expert says airborne particles carrying viruses can travel farther in air that isn’t sufficiently hydrated.
Science summary: Novel coronavirus research around the globe
Recent research from peer-reviewed academic journals and scientific agencies tracks progress and developments.
Mars lander confirms quakes, even aftershocks on red planet
The basic cause of Martian quakes is a long-term cooling of the planet, which makes it contract, fracturing its brittle outer layers
Lauak Canada establishing aerospace centre in Mirabel, Que.
The federal government is providing $3 million in funding for the advanced technology aeronautics centre.
Research tapping into craft brewing potential of Maritime wild hops
Second phase will move several varieties being studied from a federal farm to commercial breeders.
Climate change, pollution and urbanization threaten water in Canada
Where, when, and how much rain, snow or freezing rain falls is changing across the country.
International Conference on Robotics and Smart Manufacturing (Cancelled)
The International Conference on Robotics and Smart Manufacturing (ICROSMA…
Food bar with Canadian sweetener aids athletes in the gym: study
No variability of glucose and insulin levels, so athletes didn’t experience peaks and valleys.
Huawei moving US research centre to Canada [UPDATED]
Restrictions would prevent Huawei from interacting with American employees.
Researcher honoured for industrial ceramic coatings breakthrough
Jason Tam was presented the award for Outstanding Innovation–International in Ottawa Nov. 26 by Mitacs.
Action needed as microplastics accumulate in Great Lakes: researcher
Problem mirrors that of the oceans: small organisms mistake microplastics for plankton, and work their way up the food chain.
US failing to stop China from stealing research: report
Calls out the FBI should to be more effective and consistent in warning colleges and universities.
International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Industrial Management 2020
The International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Industrial Management…
Study finds some premium tea bags leach billions of microplastics
McGill research shows levels far higher than what other studies have found in other foods.