Posts Tagged: Faculty of Science

Western planetary scientists assist in capturing first full-colour image of NASA InSight using HiRISE space camera

December 13, 2018

Houston, there is no problem here. Eric Pilles assisted in capturing – for the first-time ever – extraordinary and highly significant scientific images of the NASA InSight robotic lander using…

Black widow spiders rely on posture and body dynamics for survival and sex

December 13, 2018

A new study led by Western University’s Natasha Mhatre shows that body dynamics and posture are crucial to how black widow spiders decode the important vibrations that travel through their…

Boy meets world: Life-long space buff and Western graduate student discovers exoplanet

October 11, 2018

Ever since Chris Fox was a young boy, he wanted to visit alien planets. With no immediate plans for such a voyage, the Western University graduate student has done the…

Canadian Space Agency announces Western’s Sarah Gallagher as its first Science Advisor

September 12, 2018

Longueuil, Quebec – The Government of Canada is committed to strengthening science in its decision-making, supporting the vital work done by Canadian researchers and ensuring that government science is fully…

New statistical study shows how to rid hospitals of ‘hallway medicine’

July 5, 2018

A new study from Western University outlines statistics-based solutions to eliminate ‘hallway medicine’ in Canadian hospitals, which was a key talking point during the recent Ontario election. Hospital crowding is…

Western-led research team uncovers lost images from the 19th century using 21st century tech

June 22, 2018

Art curators will be able to recover images on daguerreotypes, the earliest form of photography that used silver plates, after a team of scientists led by Western University learned how…

Matt Davison named next Dean of Western’s Faculty of Science

March 20, 2018

Matt Davison has been appointed to a five-year term as the new Dean of Western University’s Faculty of Science, commencing July 1, 2018. Following an eight-month international search, Davison’s appointment…

NASA shortlists Western co-investigated project for future launch to Saturn’s largest moon

March 15, 2018

NASA has shortlisted a revolutionary strategy, co-investigated by a Western University planetary scientist, for a future launch mission that could see a drone-like quadcopter buzz above the surface of Saturn’s…

Rate of earthquakes depends on volume of fluids in hydraulic fracturing operations – but the magnitude of the largest possible events does not

February 8, 2018

New findings published by the high impact journal Science show that the rate in which earthquakes are triggered or induced by fracking depends on the volume of the hydraulic fracturing…

Western planetary scientist readies for Mars mission with exciting new surface images

December 1, 2016

The Mars Camera, officially known as CaSSIS (Colour and Stereo Surface Imaging System), aboard the European Space Agency‘s ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter (TGO) captured its first high resolution images of…