University of Alberta

Finding a positive parental balance

(Phys.org) -- Wondering why your toddler is acting up? University of Alberta researcher Christina Rinaldi says it may be time to take a look at your parental style—and your partner’s.

dateMay 08, 2012 in Social Sciences
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Nano nod for lab-on-a-chip

You wouldn't know it from appearances, but a metal cube the size of a toaster, created at the University of Alberta, is capable of performing the same genetic tests as most fully equipped modern laboratories—and ...

dateApr 25, 2012 in Bio & Medicine
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Solar wind, moon dust and Martian lights

The Canadian Space Agency has funded a University of Alberta-led project to study the effects of solar winds on Earth’s moon and on Mars. The results are anticipated to influence design of spacecraft ...

dateApr 16, 2012 in Space Exploration
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Topological transitions in metamaterials

The ability to control the flow of electrons using engineered materials is fundamental to the information technology revolution, yet many properties of matter are still unclear. Now a University of Alberta researcher is closer ...

dateApr 14, 2012 in Optics & Photonics
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Telling changes on the tundra

(Phys.org) -- University of Alberta researchers are part of a groundbreaking, multinational study of the effect of global warming on tundra vegetation in various regions around the world.

dateApr 12, 2012 in Environment
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Researcher cuts teeth in new method

University of Alberta researcher Nicole Burt took up an odd moonlighting job to further her research. She became a surrogate tooth fairy.

dateApr 06, 2012 in Other
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The social life of ink

Contrary to popular belief, the true genius of Johannes Gutenburg was not the printing press for which he is most often given credit. Both the Chinese and the Koreans had come up with versions of the press ...

dateMar 13, 2012 in Other
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Barking up the wrong tree

Besides attacking North America’s lodgepole pines, a combination of climate change and the mountain pine beetle are threatening to wipe out the remaining population of Alberta’s whitebark pine—a ...

dateMar 08, 2012 in Ecology
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