The University of Alberta is a public university established in 1908 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. The student body is approximately 36,000 comprised of full-time and part-time undergraduate and graduate students. The university offers 110 master's degrees and 60+ doctoral degrees in 300 research areas. The Research Institute is noted for its work on solar energy, cultural diversity factors, nanotechnology and a host of innovative cross/discipline discoveries.
Design and construction of the DEAP-3600 dark-matter detector
This spring, scientists at SNOLAB will switch on a dark-matter detector that was designed and built at the University of Alberta.
Drywall makes good composting material, study shows
It's not out of a zombie film but it's close: used drywall can help bring dead soils back to life, according to a new University of Alberta study.
Pigeons and people play the odds when rewards are higher
(Phys.org) —If you were weighing the risks, would you choose to receive a guaranteed $100, or take a 50/50 chance of winning either $200 or nothing? Researchers at the University of Alberta have shown that your decision ...
Solar energy-driven process could revolutionize oil sands tailings reclamation
Cleaning up oil sands tailings has just gotten a lot greener thanks to a novel technique developed by University of Alberta civil engineering professors that uses solar energy to accelerate tailings pond reclamation efforts ...
New non-metallic metamaterial enables team to 'compress' and contain light
The invention of fiber optics revolutionized the way we share information, allowing us to transmit data at volumes and speeds we'd only previously dreamed of.
Working with communities to keep drinking water safe
When we think about unsafe drinking water, our minds may leap to contaminated wells in developing nations or flood damage to sewage systems. It's easy to feel removed from these issues. Yet each year viruses, bacteria and ...
A microbial risk assessment framework for wastewater reuse
Water, water every where, Nor any drop to drink.
The new atomic age: Building smaller, greener electronics
In the drive to get small, Robert Wolkow and his lab at the University of Alberta are taking giant steps forward.
Heavy metals in Athabasca River comparable to levels in bottled water
Preliminary results from a University of Alberta study of the Athabasca River shows levels of heavy metal comparable to bottled water and some of the remotest bodies of water in Algonquin Park.
Researcher studies past climate change to understand future impact
A former University of Alberta PhD student has come back to campus as an assistant professor, to explore and teach about the mysteries of natural climate warming and ice age history, on the heels of a newly published paper ...