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Transport - Campus - 09.04.2024
Has remote work changed how people travel in the U.S?
A new study finds sustained pattern changes - with a lot of regional variation. The prevalence of remote work since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic has significantly changed urban transportation patterns in the U.S., according to new study led by MIT researchers.

Social Sciences - Campus - 02.04.2024
Characterizing social networks
A new method to measure homophily in large group interactions offers insights into how groups might interact in the future. People tend to connect with others who are like them. Alumni from the same alma mater are more likely to collaborate over a research project together, or individuals with the same political beliefs are more likely to join the same political parties, attend rallies, and engage in online discussions.

Health - Campus - 25.03.2024
A roadmap to improving healthcare disparities in northern Quebec
Some Indigenous communities are too short-staffed to perform lifesaving procedures, McGill study finds Indigenous communities in northern Quebec face significant hurdles to healthcare access. The Nunavik region is remote, with limited transportation options and extreme weather conditions. As a result, its population faces lower life expectancy and poorer health outcomes.

Environment - Campus - 22.03.2024
Research unlocks potential to revolutionise construction waste recycling
Office of the Interim Vice-President (Strategy & Major Projects) & Vice-Chancellor's Chief of Staff Office of the Interim Vice-President (Strategy & Major Projects) & Vice-Chancellor's Chief of Staff There was no time to waste as researchers trawled through skip bins across Melbourne construction sites, capturing hundreds of photos of materials destined for landfill.

Law - Campus - 22.02.2024
Can hunger be eradicated by 2030?
World hunger is growing at an alarming rate, with prolonged conflicts, climate change, and COVID-19 exacerbating the problem.

Health - Campus - 22.02.2024
Fighting the flu: The surprising power of a century-old vaccine for tuberculosis
As Canada's flu season collides with record strep A cases and ongoing COVID-19 concerns, a new study is shedding light on our understanding of respiratory immune responses. Scholars from the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) have discovered a surprising facet about a century-old vaccine for tuberculosis, Bacillus Calmette Guérin (BCG).

Innovation - Campus - 15.02.2024
No more soporific lectures
In a unique experiment, researchers at the University of Twente conducted brain measurements on 20 students at the same time. During a one-hour lecture that alternated between passive and interactive, the researchers wanted to learn more about changes in students' concentration during lectures. This could lead to wearable technology that tells the lecturer that students' attention is waning.

Health - Campus - 06.02.2024
World-first discovery may enable an effective long-term lupus treatment
Australian researchers have worked out how to fix a defect that causes lupus, and hope their world-first discovery will offer effective long-term treatment. Published in Nature Communications , the Monash University-led study found a way to reprogram the defective cells of lupus patients with protective molecules from healthy people.

Campus - Health - 02.02.2024
AI helps reveal the ancient origin story of floral colours
AI helps reveal the ancient origin story of floral colours
New research led by Monash University experts used computer simulations to reveal the ancient link between bees and the evolution of colours in flowers. Lead author and NativeBee+Tech Facility Director Associate Professor Alan Dorin, from the Faculty of Information Technology, said insects like bees developed visual perception well before the first flowers appeared so that they could fly and orient themselves among rocks, leaves, sticks and bark.

Campus - 01.02.2024
A report analyses the Spanish films and series available on the main US video services
A report analyses the Spanish films and series available on the main US video services
The US video-on-demand company with the largest number of Spanish films and series in its catalogue is Prime Video (751 titles), followed by Netflix (575), HBO Max (196), Disney+ (116) and Apple TV+ (3). This data comes from a report carried out by researchers at the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) that analyses the availability and prominence of Spanish audiovisual works, in 2023, in these five US subscription video on demand (SVOD) services operating in Spain.

Campus - 30.01.2024
Finite sphere packing problem: ’sausage catastrophe’
Have you ever wondered what the best way is to pack a finite number of identical spheres into a shape-shifting flexible container, like a convex hull? Researchers from the University of Twente, Active Soft Matter Lab led by Dr. Hanumantha Rao Vutukuri in the TNW Faculty, along with Utrecht University, have investigated this fascinating mathematical sphere-packing problem by combining experiments and computer simulations.

Campus - Health - 11.01.2024
How does social attention develop in autistic children?
A team from the University of Geneva shows how visual social skills develop in a unique way in children with autistic disorders. As they grow, children increasingly focus their attention on social elements in their environment, such as faces or social interactions. However, children with autism are often more interested in non-social stimuli, such as textures or geometric shapes.

Campus - 11.01.2024
International students do not impact outcomes for domestic students in England
International students do not importantly affect education and labour market outcomes of domestic students in higher education in England, finds a new study involving UCL. The study, published in the European Economic Review by researchers at UCL and the Universities of Surrey and Essex, investigated whether international students in undergraduate programmes affect the educational performances and early labour market outcomes of their UK-domiciled peers.

Chemistry - Campus - 20.12.2023
CMU-Designed Artificially Intelligent Coscientist Automates Scientific Discovery
A non-organic intelligent system has for the first time designed, planned and executed a chemistry experiment, Carnegie Mellon researchers report in the Dec. 21 issue of the journal Nature (doi:10.1038/s41586'023 -06792-0). "We anticipate that intelligent agent systems for autonomous scientific experimentation will bring tremendous discoveries, unforeseen therapies and new materials.

Life Sciences - Campus - 13.12.2023
Deep neural networks show promise as models of human hearing
Study shows computational models trained to perform auditory tasks display an internal organization similar to that of the human auditory cortex. Computational models that mimic the structure and function of the human auditory system could help researchers design better hearing aids, cochlear implants, and brain-machine interfaces.

Campus - 11.12.2023
The science of shaking presents
The science of shaking presents
A s'holidays near, people are sneaking shakes of their presents to try to figure out what they're getting. But present shakers might be a little less sly than they think. New research shows its incredibly easy for people watching others shake boxes to tell what they're up to.

Pedagogy - Campus - 05.12.2023
SP80 boat ready to take off
SP80 boat ready to take off
The SP80 team has just attached a kite to its sailboat, in another step towards its goal of breaking the current world record and reaching a speed of 150 km/h.

Campus - 30.11.2023
High school students’ academic development linked to achievement emotions over time
School students experience a wide range of achievement emotions during the years they spend attending school. Some of those emotions, such as joy and pride, are positive. Yet students also experience boredom and anger when they find achievement activities too difficult or too easy. These differing emotions are important for adolescents' development trajectories.

Environment - Campus - 29.11.2023
2.45 million for research into solving PFAS at Utrecht Science Park
2.45 million for research into solving PFAS at Utrecht Science Park
Utrecht University's PFAS Remediation Living Lab recently received funding of 2.45 million from the Ministry of Infrastructure and Water to research a PFAS-contaminated field at Utrecht University and other locations. Worldwide, large tracts of land are contaminated with PFAS. Instead of the classic "dig and dump" method, the university wants to explore the possibilities of sustainable remediation.

Pedagogy - Campus - 21.11.2023
Groundbreaking research into the imaginary play of infants and toddlers
A landmark study from Monash University has found that infants and toddlers are capable of engaging in imaginary play, correcting previously held academic beliefs that they were unable to, and confirming the profound significance of imaginative play in early childhood education. Funded through the Australian Research Council Laureate Fellowship scheme, the five year programmatic study, which involved researchers from the Faculty of Education at Monash University, engaged with over 2,500 educators and young children.
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