The University of Toronto (U of T) was founded in 1827 in Toronto, Canada. U of T has more than 44,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The Faculty of Applied Sciences and Engineering and the Faculty of Medicine are noteworthy. Insulin and the first stem cell research was conducted at the University of Toronto. Astronomers and physicists at U of T identified Cygnus-X as a black hole. The University of Toronto receives significant grants and funding due to the high caliber of their research teams.
Cell phone 'bill shock' warnings can leave consumers worse off, says new study
Policies that push cellphone carriers to alert customers when they're about to exceed their plan limit are supposed to make things better for consumers.
Global warming won't mean more stormy weather
A study led by atmospheric physicists at the University of Toronto finds that global warming will not lead to an overall increasingly stormy atmosphere, a topic debated by scientists for decades. Instead, strong storms will ...
European fire ant impacts forest ecosystems by helping alien plants spread
An invasive ant species that has become increasingly abundant in eastern North America not only takes over yards and delivers a nasty sting, it's helping the spread of an invasive plant species. The ants are very effective ...
Winter months SAD for US Treasury securities, study reveals
The best time to invest in U.S. Treasury securities may be spring, thanks to seasonal variations in investor risk tolerance linked to depression.
New technique offers spray-on solar power
Pretty soon, powering your tablet could be as simple as wrapping it in cling wrap.
Cell biologists discover on-off switch for key stem cell gene
Consider the relationship between an air traffic controller and a pilot. The pilot gets the passengers to their destination, but the air traffic controller decides when the plane can take off and when it must wait. The same ...
Real estate bidding wars aren't going away
Frenzy, frustration and disappointment are what home buyers have come to dread about real estate bidding wars.
New class of nanoparticle brings cheaper, lighter solar cells outdoors
Think those flat, glassy solar panels on your neighbour's roof are the pinnacle of solar technology? Think again.
The answer is blowing in the intergalactic wind
Astronomers from the University of Toronto and the University of Arizona have provided the first direct evidence that an intergalactic "wind" is stripping galaxies of star-forming gas as they fall into clusters of galaxies. ...
Chemists identify role of soil in pollution control
Scientists have long known that air pollution caused by cars and trucks, solvent use and even plants, is reduced when broken down by naturally occurring compounds that act like detergents of the atmosphere. What has not been ...