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.
Winter bug count nets unexpected discoveries
A type of ant that usually resides in warm climates was found for the first time in Canada, in an apartment in Westlock in the dead of winter.
Mother bear knows best place to call home
(Phys.org)—Mama bear appears to know what's best when it comes to selecting a place to call home, according to a new University of Alberta study.
Near-complete dinosaur baby a rare find
Philip Currie has made some spectacular and rare fossil finds while dino hunting in Alberta's badlands, so when he says a discovery ranks among the best of his career, it's significant.
Engineers ask the question: How did the plesiosaur swim?
(Phys.org) —There are plenty of opportunities for undergraduate students to take part in leading-edge research at the University of Alberta. But when Laurel Richards heard about a chance to investigate how a giant ancient ...
Moroccan desert meteorite delivers Martian secrets
(Phys.org)—A meteorite that landed in the Moroccan desert 14 months ago is providing more information about Mars, the planet where it originated. University of Alberta researcher Chris Herd helped in the study of the Tissint ...
Helping hawks weather the storm
A team of researchers at a University of Alberta institute is helping endangered prairie hawks weather the storm of climate change.
Rare find: Feathered dinosaur feasts on flying food
University of Alberta researchers found evidence that a feathered, but flightless dinosaur was able to snag and consume small flying dinosaurs.
Researchers put pedal to the metal to improve diesel engines
A recent project by University of Alberta researcher Robert Hayes yielded more than just a way to reduce the use of precious metals in controlling emissions from gasoline-powered vehicles. His work also boosted the engine's ...
Research team develops new method to detect E. coli in water
(Phys.org) —A research team from the University of Alberta has made a public health breakthrough by developing a device that detects E. coli bacteria in water much faster than previous methods.
In elk hunting, success depends on the animal's personality
University of Alberta led research shows an elk's personality type is a big factor in whether or not it survives the hunting season.