Posts Tagged: science
October 21, 2015
As Doc Brown looks back to the future, Western University is preparing for this weekend’s 75th Anniversary celebrations of the Hume Cronyn Memorial Observatory. Named for the late Hume Blake…
October 7, 2015
A study published by The Journal of Neuroscience challenges the more traditional scientific belief that using touch to recognize objects depends on visual circuitry in the human brain. The idea…
September 23, 2015
Emma Rose Bonanno and 26 Western University colleagues were named among the international winners of The Undergraduate Awards, a worldwide competition recognizing top undergraduate work. In total, Western boasted 30…
September 16, 2015
International Observe the Moon Night is an annual event, led by NASA and their collaborators around the world, which is dedicated to encourage observation, appreciation and understanding of Earth’s Moon….
September 10, 2015
Western University’s 306th convocation features the installation of Jack Cowin as the new chancellor, as well as honorary degrees being bestowed upon three extraordinary individuals. The ceremonies are scheduled for…
August 28, 2015
A new international collaborative study describes how an image stacking technique known as ‘digital tracking’ can be used to discover large numbers of new asteroids that are too difficult to…
August 13, 2015
The first planet detected by the Gemini Planet Imager is 100 light years away but shares many of the characteristics of an early Jupiter. The out-of-this-world discovery, which generated international media headlines, was revealed last month and a new paper outlining the findings in full detail was published in the current issue of Science.
July 3, 2015
Canadian Space Agency (CSA) astronaut Jeremy Hansen knows that he will be heading to space within the decade. With official confirmation coming earlier this summer, his training now elevates into high gear and his first step is a mission back to the Moon with Western University planetary geologist Gordon “Oz” Osinski.
June 18, 2015
Western University and Lawson Health Research Institute have received an extraordinary financial boost from the Government of Ontario as 20 potentially transformative projects are now being supported with more than…
June 16, 2015
An international research team, including scientists at Western University, has found methane – a plausible energy source for sustaining life – deep within the crust or subsurface of Mars.