A team of astronomers studying gas halos around nearby galaxies were surprised when detailed studies with the National Science Foundation’s Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array (VLA) showed that one of their subjects is not a single galaxy, but rather two, nearly perfectly superimposed on the sky to masquerade as one. The discovery allowed them […]
Entries Tagged as 'Science'
November 14th, 2013 · No Comments · Images, News Release, Research, Science, physics
Q-weak: U of M researchers on international team make first determination of the proton’s weak charge
September 19th, 2013 · No Comments · Images, News Release, Research, Science, physics
An international team including University of Manitoba researchers has reported first results for the proton’s weak charge in the journal Physical Review Letters (to appear in the October 18, 2013 issue) based on precise new data from Jefferson Laboratory, the American premier electron beam facility for nuclear and particle physics research in Newport News, Virginia.
August 30th, 2013 · No Comments · Computing, Engineering, Images, Media, News Release, Research, Science, Students, Video, computer science
They’re small in stature, but big on talent. Developed at the University of Manitoba, the Autonomous Agents Laboratory’s robotics competition team-the SnoBots-has won the kid-size division of the 2013 FIRA HuroCup in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
FIRA is the oldest robotics competition in the world, and the HuroCup is one of the most challenging competitions in existence: […]
August 19th, 2013 · No Comments · Advisory, Astronomy, Education, Engineering, News Release, Outreach, Science, Students, physics
As commercial space travel inches closer to reality, Manitoba primary and high school students are learning and training for the next phase of space exploration. At the University of Manitoba, the Manitoba Space Camp 2013 is designed to bring space travel and space exploration “down to Earth.”
“During the next decade, space exploration will grow in […]
July 4th, 2013 · No Comments · Education, Engineering, News Release, Outreach, Science, Students
An innovative science program for students in Winnipeg’s inner city has just wrapped up, and by all accounts, it has been a major success.
WISE Kid-Netic Energy, supported by the Faculty of Engineering and a member of Actua (a national organization with a focus on engaging youth who are typically underrepresented and underserved in science, technology, […]
June 13th, 2013 · No Comments · Biology, News Release, Research, Science
A team of international scientists report today in the journal Science how sperm whales and other diving mammals evolved to survive for long periods underwater without breathing.
Biologist Kevin Campbell at the University of Manitoba worked with a team of researchers to identify a distinctive molecular signature in the oxygen-binding protein myoglobin in all lineages of […]
March 15th, 2013 · No Comments · Aboriginal, Health, History, Indigenous, Medicine, News Release, Nursing, Outreach, Peace and Justice, Research, Science, environment, political studies, sustainability
Cancer is now the leading cause of death in Canada and infections are still a significant cause of death and suffering. It is becoming increasingly clear that infections cause many cancers with 20 per cent of cancers worldwide are caused by preventable or treatable infections such as H. pylori, the human papillomavirus (HPV) and hepatitis […]