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Untangling Cosmic Strings

By Eloise Chakour, guest contributor Theoretical physics is often criticized for its lack of observable predictions. However, Canada is at […]

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Untangling Cosmic Strings

By Eloise Chakour, guest contributor Theoretical physics is often criticized for its lack of observable predictions. However, Canada is at the forefront of research on fascinating objects that exist in the borderlands between theoretical and observational physics: cosmic strings. These theorized objects may provide answers to some of the biggest questions in physics today. The...

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Target product profile: Starting that journey of a thousand miles with the right first step

This post is by Harmanpreet Harmanpreet, who interned with CCRM Australia. The CCRM Australia Training Program seeks to facilitate training for the future workforce of the Australian regenerative medicine sector and includes an internship program that accepts undergraduate and postgraduate students from Australia’s universities. Approximately 25 per cent of late-phase clinical trials fail due to...

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Mad, bad, and dangerous to know? Artificial Intelligence at the Vancouver (Canada) Art Gallery (2 of 2): Meditations

Dear friend, I thought it best to break this up a bit. There are a couple of ‘objects’ still to be discussed but this is mostly the commentary part of this letter to you. (Here’s a link for anyone who stumbled here but missed Part 1.) Ethics, the natural world, social justice, eeek, and AI...

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Mad, bad, and dangerous to know? Artificial Intelligence at the Vancouver (Canada) Art Gallery (1 of 2): The Objects

To my imaginary AI friend Dear friend, I thought you might be amused by these Roomba-like* paintbots at the Vancouver Art Gallery’s (VAG) latest exhibition, “The Imitation Game: Visual Culture in the Age of Artificial Intelligence” (March 5, 2022 – October 23, 2022). Sougwen Chung, Omnia per Omnia, 2018, video (excerpt), Courtesy of the Artist...

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Fate and destiny: What we recently learned and still don’t know about sex determination

I was telling a friend about how sex determination could be an interesting topic for my next blog and he responded asking, “Don’t we already know everything about sex determination?” So I asked an expert: Dr. Robin Lovell-Badge, the Principal Investigator of a stem cell biology and developmental genetics laboratory at the Francis Crick Institute...

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Special Issue: Mobile Applications For Environment And Health Monitoring

I’m happy to announce that I will be guest editing a special issue for the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health along with Dr. Jarrett Phillips. For this special issue, we are seeking papers that explore all aspects of mobile application development for environment and health monitoring, including papers that describe design processes,Continue...

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Nadir Erbilgin – Alberta Research Profile

 Alberta Researcher Profile Who: Dr. Nadir Erbilgin Professor and Chair, Department of Renewable Resources, University of Alberta, past Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Department of Renewable Resources. Dr. Nadir Erbilgin is a Professor and Chair for the Department of Renewable Resources at the University of Alberta. His research group specializes in Forest Entomology and Chemical...

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