"I distinctly remember my first thought a few hours after arriving in Germany: everything is on schedule. The trains and buses arrived exactly on time and left precisely thirty seconds later. Everyone was dressed in business attire, had no time to waste, and were set on getting to work..."
Could human noise be hurting songbirds? We know our consumption habits are changing the climate, and we’re seeing the results in drought and higher food prices. But it looks like our noise is triggering change, too, though we don’t know exactly how.
Metal powder is being transformed into auto parts using laser technology at the National Research Council’s London office, its new director says.
David Muir, who came from a business management position at 3M Canada, said he’s working with manufacturers in the city and region to improve how auto parts are made.
London Free Press - Brain insight holds promise of therapeutic breakthroughs - While some imagine those in a vegetative state have brains devoid of activity, a London scientist has found the opposite, an insight that someday may help those with brain injury.
CBC News Edmonton - Do fracking activities cause earthquakes? Seismologists and the state of Oklahoma say yes - In the heartland of Oklahoma sits a pretty town dotted with American flags and a quaint main street of century-old brick buildings. But in Guthrie, the devastating impact of oil-industry-induced earthquakes is being felt hard.
Western Media Release - Abnormal brain interactions harm consciousness - Over the past few years, a great amount of scientific research has shown that even when the brain is “at rest” it still works. The brains of healthy people are organized into regions displaying similar activity, called resting-state networks.
The Globe and Mail - Student fulfills chemistry aspirations at new Canadian Photography Institute - “It’s so exciting getting in on the ground floor,” says Madalena Kozachuk, referring to her work for the newly launched Canadian Photography Institute. The 25-year-old PhD student, who specializes in analytic chemistry at the University of Western Ontario in London, is working with the Institute’s study collection of photographs
Western news - AFAR-filmed ‘The Messenger’ flies into theatres - Canadian Screen Award nominee The Messenger, which explores the uncertain fate of songbirds, and was partially filmed at Western’s Advanced Facility for Avian Research (AFAR), will show this weekend at London’s Hyland Cinema.
Western News - University, industry get design game on - Claudette Critchley, BSc’94, BEd’95, wouldn’t call herself a gamer – an odd statement from the COO and co-founder of Big Blue Bubble, Canada’s largest independent mobile gaming company. An influential name in the industry, Critchley is lending her experience and expertise to her alma mater to help define Western as a leading institution for studying game design.
Western News - Western helps unlock secrets to food security - First Nations traditional knowledge fused with the scientific labs at Western in an attempt to understand more about food safety and security for the Kluane First Nation.