Posts Tagged: Faculty of Science

Predicting recovery of mercury-contaminated fish populations

December 15, 2021

Biology professor Brian Branfireun was part of a 15-year study, which shows how curbing pollution can have immediate benefits to the environment.

Expert available to speak on NASA’s asteroid redirection testing

November 26, 2021

Paul Wiegert is a Western Space expert in the dynamics of the Solar System, particularly its smaller bodies like asteroids, comets and meteoroid streams.

Astronaut training mission lands in Labrador

August 30, 2021

Western Space director preps future astronauts for next lunar expedition.

Global Meteor Network monitors the skies in search of celestial bodies

July 27, 2021

International project, led by Western’s Denis Vida, observes rare meteor showers and meteorite falls from across the globe.

Health risks from tattoos not just skin deep

July 12, 2021

New international study investigates relatively unregulated world of tattoo ink

Newly discovered ‘glaciers’ could be key to human survival in future Mars missions

May 25, 2021

Western planetary geologists have discovered glacier-like features below the Martian surface in an area that is relatively flat – perfect for future Mars landings.

Western scientists address corrosion issues

April 23, 2021

Corrosion continues to cause major health and infrastructure problems worldwide. To bring attention to the issues, the World Corrosion Organization acknowledges April 24, 2021 as Corrosion Awareness Day.

Machine learning allows for ‘ultra-fast,’ ‘highly accurate’ classification of COVID-19 virus genomes

April 27, 2020

Using machine learning, a team of computer scientists and biologists from Western University and University of Waterloo have identified an…

Astronomers detect most energetic outflow from a distant quasar

April 14, 2020

Researchers, led by Western University’s Sarah Gallagher, using the Gemini North telescope on Hawai’i’s Maunakea have detected the most energetic…

Researchers solve mystery of Tuvan throat singing

March 10, 2020

An international research team has uncoupled the mystery of how Tuvan throat singers produce distinctive sounds in which you can…