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Vijaya Raghavan, Professor, McGill University, which is one of the collaborators of the project, said that promoting the consumption of small millets was not only key for addressing malnutrition related issues, but also to address climate change.
The Hindu

Classified as: Vijaya Raghavan, climate change, malnutrition
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Published on: 16 Feb 2018

Avec le déploiement du réseau 5G, qui sera nettement plus rapide que le 4G, l’implantation de l'Internet des objets se fera « très rapidement », soutient Tho Le-Ngoc, titulaire de la Chaire de recherche du Canada en communication à large bande. Le professeur au Département de génie électrique et informatique de l'Université McGill donne aussi l’exemple d’une entreprise qui ferait voler des drones et qui offrirait de prendre des photos sur demande.
Radio-Canada

Classified as: internet, 5g
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Published on: 16 Feb 2018

In 1989, McGill University graduate student and systems administrator Alan Emtage needed an efficient way to find files spread across multiple servers. He created a program to hunt through the servers for specific content he requested. Emtage’s personal timesaver got a big promotion when his boss recognized its potential. The McGill team expanded the program — known as Archie, a shortened form of “archive” — into the world’s first search engine.
Discover Magazine

Classified as: Alan Emtage, archie
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Published on: 14 Feb 2018

At Montreal’s McGill University, neuropsychologist Robert Zatorre has a test that suggests a noticeable difference in musical cognition between musicians and non-musicians. “We play a tune in one key,” he explains, “and then repeat it at a different key, and ask if it’s the same or if a note has been changed. What we find is that people with musical training are inclined to do better. If you study people who don’t have training, you’ll find some people who are just as good as the musicians, but others who are just awful at it.”

Classified as: Robert Zatorre, Neuropsychology
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Published on: 14 Feb 2018

Jacob T. Levy, a political theorist at McGill University, convincingly made the case for the real-world impact of Trump’s words in a recent essay for the Niskanen Center. 

The New Republic

Classified as: Trump, jacob levy, Niskanen Center, American politics
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Published on: 13 Feb 2018

They found that the drones combined with the computer algorithm wasn't just a decent substitute for ecologists' eyes, it actually got closer to the real number of birds on the ground. It's a compelling argument for using drones in research, said David Bird, an ornithologist at McGill University in Canada who edits a scientific journal dedicated to drone studies. Population tallies are a crucial piece of ecological information. "Biologists love to count wildlife," he said.

Classified as: drones, technology
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Published on: 13 Feb 2018

"Largely unknown by Canada’s decision-makers in government, industry and even the general public, their work is unheralded by ribbon-cutting ceremonies. Their relative obscurity in Canada, then and now, appears to be the preoccupation of how budgetary decisions are made as opposed to a consideration of talent and merit" reports John Bergeron, Emeritus Robert Reford Professor and Professor of Medicine at McGill.

The Conversation

Classified as: science and technology, John Bergeron
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Published on: 12 Feb 2018

Sylvain Baillet, chercheur à l'Institut neurologique de Montréal, étudie la mémoire de travail auditive, cette mémoire qui nous permet de retenir les derniers sons entendus pendant quelques secondes - une faculté importante qui nous permet entre autres de suivre une conversation. Il a noté que la stimulation magnétique a amélioré cette forme de mémoire chez ses sujets.

Electrons libres

Classified as: Sylvain Baillet, Montreal Neurological Institute
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Published on: 12 Feb 2018

L'Université McGill a récemment acquis les archives personnelles de l'ex-maire de Montréal Jean Drapeau. Hugo Lavoie, chroniqueur urbain à Gravel le matin, a pu les consulter. Christopher Lyons, le bibliothécaire de livres rares de l’Université McGill, a découvert par hasard les archives personnelles de Jean Drapeau au Salon du livre ancien de Montréal, au kiosque d’un bouquiniste. Celui-ci exposait des photos du Stade olympique de Montréal en construction.

Classified as: jean drapeau, Hugo Lavoie, Christopher Lyons
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Published on: 12 Feb 2018

First launched in Toronto and Edmonton in 2016, Borealis AI is RBC’s AI research lab. The Montreal location will be at the corner of St-Urbain and St-Zotique Sts, where an area formerly dominated by textile factories is being turned into an AI hub. The bank has partnered with Jackie Cheung, a McGill University professor, who will serve as its academic adviser.

Montreal Gazette

Classified as: Jackie Cheung, Artificial intelligence, RBC, Banking, Marketing
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Published on: 8 Feb 2018

Jacob Levy offers a deeply thoughtful meditation on Trump’s use of language — on the power it has exerted over Republican voters and the GOP Congress, and on the folly of imagining that his words alone won’t do serious damage to American political life, as long as he is constrained from acting.

The Washington Post

Classified as: jacob levy, Trump, language, American politics
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Published on: 8 Feb 2018

Pour le professeur Salah El Mestikawy de l’université McGill à Montréal, “La plupart de ces baisses n’apparaissent qu’aux stades les plus tardifs de la maladie, à tel point que cette perte pourrait aussi bien être une conséquence de la maladie plutôt que sa cause”.

24 MATINS

Classified as: Alzheimer, neurodegenerative, Salah El Mestikawy
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Published on: 8 Feb 2018

Henry Mintzberg says we need to approach challenges in the field of health care in a radically different way.

CBC

Classified as: Henry Mintzberg, medicine
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Published on: 5 Feb 2018

Partout au monde, l’extension des villes transforme le paysage et fragmente les écosystèmes. Selon l’écologue montréalais Andrew Gonzalez, 70% des forêts de la planète sont à moins d’un kilomètre d’activité humaine, elles sont donc interrompues par des routes, ou des villes. Ce scientifique cherche à présent le meilleur moyen pour reconnecter les forêts urbaines.

Radio-Canada

Classified as: ecosystem, Andrew Gonzalez, urban
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Published on: 5 Feb 2018

Since 2000, McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, has offered a course with the simple title of “Natural Disasters.” The course, which teaches students the scientific principles underpinning hurricanes, tornadoes, avalanches, and more, has proven quite popular among the students; attendance has grown from about 50 to more than 600.

Earth and Space Science News

Classified as: natural disasters, education
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Published on: 1 Feb 2018

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