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.
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 laboratoriesand in a ...
Applying algorithm to social networks can reveal hidden connections criminals use to commit fraud
Fraudsters beware: the more your social networks connect you and your accomplices to the crime, the easier it will be to shake you from the tree.
Prehistoric speedway: Super-sized muscle made twin-horned dinosaur a speedster
(PhysOrg.com) -- A meat-eating dinosaur that terrorized its plant-eating neighbours in South America was a lot deadlier than first thought, a University of Alberta researcher has found.
Study: Boreal forest bends to development but there is a breaking point
Northern Alberta's boreal forest shows a surprising resiliency to human intrusion, but University of Alberta researchers warn the landscape has a definite breaking point.
Beetle bait could help save Alberta pine forests
University of Alberta researchers are closing in on developing an effective bait to get ahead of the destructive spread of mountain pine beetle, which is now killing not only lodgepole pine forests, but also jack pine in ...
Researcher seeks upgrades for cleaner oilsands
We live in a province rich in fossil fuel resources, and great profits can be made from them. However, the use of these fossil fuels comes at a significant environmental cost. The greenhouse gas emissions footprint of Alberta's ...
Behavior breakthrough: Like animals, plants demonstrate complex ability to integrate information
A University of Alberta research team has discovered that a plant's strategy to capture nutrients in the soil is the result of integration of different types of information.
Rainfall to blame for decline in Arctic peregrines
Rain, crucial to sustaining life on Earth, is proving deadly for young peregrine falcons in Canada's Arctic.
The 'whole' problem with recycling
Findings from a University of Alberta researcher shed new light on what may be stopping people from recycling more.
Climate change has silver lining for grizzlies
Global warming and forest disturbances may have a silver lining for threatened species of grizzly bears in Alberta, Canada.