Posts Tagged: Faculty of Science

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 underlying genomic signature for 29 different COVID-19 virus RNA (ribonucleic…

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 wind from any quasar ever measured. This outflow, which is…

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 hear two different pitches at once – a low rumble…

CSA contract giant leap towards launching Western into space

February 25, 2020

Western University’s Institute for Earth and Space Exploration (Western Space) has landed a major contract from the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) to develop an Integrated Vision System for future rover…

First evidence in more than a decade of endangered and ‘weird’ shark traveling to Canada

November 13, 2019

Named one of the world’s ‘weirdest’ animals by National Geographic, basking sharks are also the second largest shark after the whale shark. They are also Canada’s most endangered marine fish…

International study looks to protect and conserve critically endangered shark species

May 16, 2019

Mackerel sharks are large, fast-swimming apex predators that include Hollywood heavy hitters like great whites (Jaws), mako (Deep Blue Sea) and the now-extinct Megalodon (Meg). One of the smallest mackerel…

Giant beavers didn’t eat wood and that’s likely why they didn’t survive the last Ice Age

May 9, 2019

North American beavers, which weigh between 25 to 75 pounds as adults, are the largest rodents living in Canada. That’s today. Go back 10,000 years to the last Ice Age…

STEAM big with Science Rendezvous @WesternU

May 7, 2019

Western University faculty, staff and students host the third annual Science Rendezvous @WesternU this weekend at TD Stadium. A national science festival taking place in 25 cities across Canada, Science…

Western welcomes CSA astronaut Dave Williams for Space Day

April 10, 2019

This week, astronaut David Saint-Jacques became the fourth Canadian to complete a spacewalk. Today, scientists from the Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration presented the first-ever image of a black hole to…

Research confirms Canadian financial advisors are reliable barometers for broader economy

February 13, 2019

Canadian financial advisors are remarkably attuned to changes across a wide range of broad economic indicators – from GDP and inflation to employment and housing prices – according to five…