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See no shape, touch no shape, hear a shape?

(PhysOrg.com) -- Scientists at The Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital – The Neuro, McGill University have discovered that our brains have the ability to determine the shape of an object simply by processing ...

Oct 18, 2010
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Bedouin tribe reveals secrets to McGill's GA-JOE

Van Den Ende-Gupta syndrome (VDEGS) is an extremely rare genetic disorder that is characterized by distinctive head and facial features, such as unusual eyelids, narrow and beaked noses, flat nasal bridges, ...

Sep 30, 2010
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Striding towards a new dawn for electronics

Conductive polymers are plastic materials with high electrical conductivity that promise to revolutionize a wide range of products including TV displays, solar cells, and biomedical sensors. A team of McGill University researchers ...

Sep 28, 2010
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World's first transcontinental anesthesia

Videoconferences may be known for putting people to sleep, but never like this. Dr. Thomas Hemmerling and his team of McGill's Department of Anesthesia achieved a world first on August 30, 2010, when they ...

Sep 10, 2010
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Listening to ancient colors

A team of McGill chemists have discovered that a technique known as photoacoustic infrared spectroscopy could be used to identify the composition of pigments used in art work that is decades or even centuries old. Pigments ...

Sep 02, 2010
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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, ...

Aug 23, 2010
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