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.
Birds may have inspired Beothuk beliefs: Discovery sheds light on the spiritual life of an extinct Aboriginal group
(Phys.org) —Digging around historical Aboriginal sites in Newfoundland led a University of Alberta researcher to find clues potentially linking birds to the religious beliefs of a now-extinct First Nations group.
Tracing humanity's African ancestry may mean rewriting 'out of Africa' dates
New research by a University of Alberta archeologist may lead to a rethinking of how, when and from where our ancestors left Africa.
Best evidence yet that dinosaurs used feathers for courtship
A University of Alberta researcher's examination of fossilized dinosaur tail bones has led to a breakthrough finding: some feathered dinosaurs used tail plumage to attract mates, much like modern-day peacocks and turkeys.
Explosive breakthrough in research on molecular recognition
Ever wonder how sometimes people still get through security with explosives on their person? Research done in the University of Alberta's Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering has revealed a new way to better detect ...
Moving Barkhausen Effect forward
Almost 100 years after the initial discovery, a team of scientists at the University of Alberta and the National Institute for Nanotechnology in Edmonton have harnessed the Barkhausen Effect as a new kind of high-resolution ...
Red explosions: The secret life of binary stars is revealed
A University of Alberta professor has revealed the workings of a celestial event involving binary stars that results in an explosion so powerful it ranks close to Supernovae in luminosity.
Study: There were more small meat-eating dinosaurs than first thought
University of Alberta researchers used fossilized teeth to identify at least 23 species of small meat-eating dinosaurs that roamed western Canada and the United States, 85 to 65 million years ago.
Study shows flowers powered the woolly mammoth
The Ice Age home of the woolly mammoth was carpeted in a sea of flowers that nourished the mega-beasts tens of thousands of years ago, according to new University of Alberta research.
Magnetic monopole experiment at CERN could rewrite laws of physics
(PhysOrg.com) -- An experiment led by a University of Alberta researcher, at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN, could dramatically change our concepts of basic physics, revolutionize our understanding of the Universe ...
Dinosaur shook tail feathers for mating show
(Phys.org)—A University of Alberta researcher's examination of fossilized dinosaur tail bones has led to a breakthrough finding: some feathered dinosaurs used tail plumage to attract mates, much like modern-day peacocks ...