McGill University was established in 1821 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. McGill University has over 34,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional degree students. The university is rated high for complex research and noted for extensive network of research affiliations with about 75 research centers. McGill University is credited with numerous medical discoveries at the medical school and graduate research labs. Eight Nobel Laureates have been affiliated with McGill University.
Macroweather is what you expect
While short-term weather is notoriously volatile, climate is thought to represent a kind of average weather pattern over a long period of time. This dichotomy provides the analytical framework for scientific thinking about ...
Study reveals clues to cause of hydrogen embrittlement in metals
Hydrogen, the lightest element, can easily dissolve and migrate within metals to make these otherwise ductile materials brittle and substantially more prone to failures.
Good vibrations: New atom-scale products on horizon
The generation of an electric field by the compression and expansion of solid materials is known as the piezoelectric effect, and it has a wide range of applications ranging from everyday items such as watches, motion sensors ...
New study reveals challenge facing designers of future computer chips
To build the computer chips of the future, designers will need to understand how an electrical charge behaves when it is confined to metal wires only a few atom-widths in diameter.
Study sheds light on genetic 'clock' in embryonic cells
As they develop, vertebrate embryos form vertebrae in a sequential, time-controlled way. Scientists have determined previously that this process of body segmentation is controlled by a kind of "clock," regulated by the oscillating ...
Herschel reveals galaxy-packed filament
(Phys.org) -- A McGill-led research team using the Herschel Space Observatory has discovered a giant, galaxy-packed filament ablaze with billions of new stars. The filament connects two clusters of galaxies that, along with ...
Scale of volcanic eruptions appears to hinge on first 10 seconds of bubble growth in magma, study shows
Volcanic eruptions vary from common, small eruptions that have little impact on humans and the environment to rare, large-to-gigantic eruptions so massive they can threaten civilizations.
Scientists capture the first image of memories being made
The ability to learn and to establish new memories is essential to our daily existence and identity; enabling us to navigate through the world. A new study by researchers at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital ...
Detecting Twitter users' gender, en francais
With 230 million users, Twitter has become a global force in social media. And not just in English.
New discovery should save wheat farmers millions of dollars
The global wheat industry sometimes loses as much as $1 billion a year because prolonged rainfall and high humidity contribute to grains germinating before they are fully mature. The result is both a lower yield of wheat ...