Not long ago, the amusing habit of grizzly bears rubbing their backs against a tree was assumed to be because these bruins were scratching an itch. But research is revealing that back rubbing bears have more to say.
An international team of 21 scientists investigated more than 350 compounds extracted from plants, fungi, and marine sponges to isolate potential precursors to antiviral drugs potentially effective against COVID-19 variants like omicron.
Omega-3 is essential for mental sharpness, but it spoils easily. That’s why researchers are coming up with new ways of encapsulating omega-3 fatty acids so astronauts can stay focused during long space flights.
Scientists are on a quest to create materials that mimic the sensory abilities of human skin for uses like the surfaces of robots and prosthetics. This skin-like salt-infused gel is a step towards that goal.
That question sparked the Carbon Fibre Grand Challenge sponsored by Alberta Innovates and the Clean Resource Innovation Network to accelerate carbon fibre development from petroleum waste products. Read on to find the answer.
Copper is a metal with antimicrobial properties known for centuries but is undergoing a renaissance of scientific interest in medicine. Lions Gate Hospital in North Vancouver is now keeping its many high touch surfaces clean with the help of this metal.
Sought after for their ability to repel water, grease, and oil, PFAS are a class of more than 4700 synthetic compounds used since the 1950s. One application poorly studied in North America is PFAS in cosmetics. A new study now shows just how much they contain.