This month in science @ McGill

Seashells inspire shatterproof glass: The intricate patterns of waves on the surface of seashells serve more than a decorative purpose. These tiny cracks are actually the secret behind the incredible strength of the shell. Thanks to a technique developed by Francois Barthelat­—a professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at[Read More…]

Feb. 11 SciTech calender

Psych of Sex—What’s going on in your head when you think about sex? Hosted by the McGill Psychology Student Association (MPSA) featuring Dr. Jim Pfaus, Concordia’s leading psychosexual researcher Date: February 11, 2014 from 6-7 p.m. Location: Leacock 219   McGill Start-Up Career Fair Students have the opportunity to bring[Read More…]

Soup and science leaves students inspired, curious

What would you say if you were asked to communicate your life’s work in three minutes? On Friday Jan. 17, five researchers attempted to complete this task over lunch at the Redpath Museum, where students listened as professors gave snapshots of their research. “I wanted to attend Soup and Science[Read More…]

Research briefs

Glow-in-the-dark piglets born As the new year rolls in, so does the prospect of glow-in-the-dark bacon and neon pork chops. Last August, two researchers at the South China Agricultural University in Guangdon Province—Zhenfang Wu and Zicong Li—successfully injected biofluorescent genetic material taken from jellyfish directly into pig embryos, resulting in[Read More…]

SciTech Calendar: Jan. 14

Major Depression and Suicide: Presentation by Dr. Gustavo Turecki Contact [email protected] to RSVP Jan 20, 6 to 8 p.m. The Killam Prize lecture—Vaccines: Impact on Global Health and Economics Lecture given by Dr. Lorne A. Babiuk, 2013 Killam Prize Winner in Health Sciences. Registration is free but on a first-come,[Read More…]

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