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Crystal Light: New Family of Light-Converting Materials Points to Cheaper, More Efficient Solar Power and LEDs


Engineers have shone new light on an emerging family of solar-absorbing materials that could clear the way for cheaper and more efficient solar panels and LEDs. The materials, called perovskites, are particularly good at absorbing visible light, but...
29-Jan-2015 4:00 PM EST

Record Number of Female First-Year Students Join Canada’s Top-Ranked Engineering School


Women now account for 30.6 per cent of first-year students in U of T Engineering programs: a record for the Faculty and a number that surpasses all other Ontario universities. It is the only engineering school in Ontario with female first-year...
28-Jan-2015 6:00 AM EST

Machine Learning Reveals Unexpected Genetic Roots of Cancers, Autism and Other Disorders

University of Toronto researchers from Engineering, Biology and Medicine teach computers to ‘read the human genome’ and rate likelihood of mutations causing disease, opening vast new possibilities for medicine
18-Dec-2014 2:00 PM EST

Education Empowers Canadians but Raises Risks of Overwork and Work-Family Stress

The higher your level of education, the greater your earnings and your sense of “personal mastery” or being in control of your fate, University of Toronto researchers say. But wait: there’s a downside.
20-Nov-2014 11:00 AM EST

Genetic Testing for Personalized Nutrition Leads to Better Outcomes

Personalized dietary advice based on a person’s genetic makeup improves eating habits compared to current “one-size-fits-all” dietary recommendations, says a University of Toronto researcher.
19-Nov-2014 12:35 PM EST

Real Tremors, or Drug-Seeking Patient? New App Can Tell

New iPod smart phone app developed by University of Toronto measures frequency of tremors in alcoholics.
25-Aug-2014 11:00 AM EDT

New Research Helps Explain Why Elderly Are Prone to Sleep Problems

Reported online today in the journal Brain, findings from researchers at the University of Toronto and Harvard University show that a group of inhibitory neurons, whose loss leads to sleep disruption in experimental animals, are substantially...
19-Aug-2014 4:00 AM EDT

One Third of Adults with Dyslexia Report They Were Physically Abused During Their Childhood

Adults who have dyslexia are much more likely to report they were physically abused before they turned 18 than their peers without dyslexia, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Toronto and the University of North Carolina...
3-Jul-2014 12:05 AM EDT

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