The University of Calgary (U of C) is located in Alberta, Canada. U of C has a large selection of undergraduate programs, nearly 3,000 full time academic researchers, an extensive graduate program, veterinary school and medical school. U of C has a cutting edge energy, environmental, engineering and science research facility. Recently, U of C opened a campus in Dohar, Qatar offering state of the art nursing programs to student living in the Middle East. U of C introduced an innovative 4-year veterinary degree combining technology, cross/discipline study in 2008.
Researchers discover how opium poppies synthesize morphine
Many people who live in developing countries do not have access to the pain relief that comes from morphine or other analgesics. That's because opiates are primarily derived from the opium poppy plant (Papaver somniferum) ...
Distant artificial atoms cooperate by sharing light, physicists show
An international team of scientists has shown for the first time that atoms can work collectively rather than independently of each other to share light.
World's first fully integrated research facility opens in Calgary wastewater plant
For the first time, university researchers are working side-by-side with municipal operators to advance wastewater treatment technologies and knowledge that will lead to cleaner water, a better protected ecosystem and improved ...
New approach enhances quantum-based secure communication
University of Calgary scientists have overcome an 'Achilles' heel' of quantum-based secure communication systems, using a new approach that works in the real world to safeguard secrets.
New inexpensive, efficient catalysts offer viable way to store and reuse renewable energy
Two University of Calgary researchers have developed a ground-breaking way to make new affordable and efficient catalysts for converting electricity into chemical energy.
Recreational activity a major pollutant on Canadian coast of Pacific Ocean
From recreational boats and fishing vessels to commercial cruise ships and private marinas, a newly published study shows that oil discharges related to human maritime activity on the Canadian coast is posing a major threat ...
Climate change will endanger caribou habitat, study says
Reindeer, from Northern Europe or Asia, are often thought of as a domesticated animal, one that may pull Santa's sled. Caribou, similar in appearance but living in the wilderness of North America, are thought of as conducting ...
Researchers uncover metabolic enzymes with 'widespread roles' in opium poppy
University of Calgary scientists have discovered metabolic enzymes in the opium poppy that play "widespread roles" in enabling the plant to make painkilling morphine and codeine, and other important compounds.
Making big 'Schroedinger cats': Quantum research pushes boundary by testing micro theory for macro objects
Since Erwin Schroedinger's famous 1935 cat thought experiment, physicists around the globe have tried to create large scale systems to test how the rules of quantum mechanics apply to everyday objects.
New research provides clues on how continents formed early in Earth history (w/ Video)
New research led by a University of Calgary geophysicist provides strong evidence against continent formation above a hot mantle plume, similar to an environment that presently exists beneath the Hawaiian Islands.