McGill University

Protein folding made easy

Protein folding has nothing to do with laundry. It is, in fact, one of the central questions in biochemistry. Protein folding is the continual and universal process whereby the long, coiled strings of amino ...

Jun 07, 2011 5 / 5 (1) 0

Building a better dam map

Humans have been building reservoirs and dams for thousands of years. Over the past few decades, their construction has spiked as our need to harness water – critical in flood control, irrigation, recreation, navigation ...

Jun 02, 2011 not rated yet 0

Better weather forecasting -- now

Accurate precipitation forecasts are crucial to predicting flooding and to ensuring fresh water supply for human consumption. Being able to estimate the inflow of water into reservoirs is also essential to the efficient generation ...

May 30, 2011 5 / 5 (1) 1

Mapping human vulnerability to climate change

(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers already study how various species of plants and animals migrate in response to climate change. Now, Jason Samson, a PhD candidate in McGill University's Department of Natural Resource ...

Mar 03, 2011 2.6 / 5 (5) 3