The War of Currents

U of T startup ARDA Power is looking to change people’s ideas about where electricity should come from

Can Artificial Intelligence Solve the Mystery of Genetic Disease?

Prof. Brendan Frey and his team are harnessing machine learning to figure out what makes us sick

The Science of Disagreement

How our bodies unwittingly reveal our prejudices

Could Carbon Dioxide Be the Solution to Climate Change?

Greenhouse gas could be harvested from the atmosphere and recycled into renewable fuel, says researcher

From Good to Great

23 ideas for building an even better Toronto

Mobile City

As Toronto’s population grows, we will have to embrace alternatives to the car

Loan Ranger

Online peer-to-peer lending company hopes to change how Canadians obtain loans

The Next Level

U of T and OCAD students team up to create award-winning video game

The Dark Corners of Our DNA

A “deep-learning” algorithm shines a light on mutations in once-obscure areas of the genome

A New Kind of Telescope

The Dragonfly telescope created at U of T and Yale has led to the discovery of never-before-seen celestial structures

Predicting Genetic Disease

First-year student’s company lands $100,000 in start-up funding to identify individual genetic health risks

Detecting the DTs

New app helps physicians diagnose alcohol withdrawal – and can tell when someone is faking it

From Toronto to St. Louis on a Litre of Fuel

U of T engineering students place second in international competition to create most fuel-efficient car

Forensic Engineer

Bob Banks trained as both an engineer and a doctor… and now he investigates plane, car, and even space crashes in order to prevent future accidents

The Future As We See It

Five intriguing technologies that could change your life by 2025

Word Perfect

New software will help people with speech problems be more clearly understood

A Foot in Two Worlds

3-D printing is creating new opportunities – and raising intriguing questions – as digital and physical realms meld

Pictures from Above

Remote-controlled drone makes aerial cinematography much faster and cheaper

An “A” for Teamwork

You’ve heard of crowdfunding. With crowdmarking, a U of T prof hopes to change how students are evaluated

Beauty in Numbers

Nadia Amoroso helps clients interpret complex data quickly and present it memorably

Intelligent Clothing

Architecture grad student Stacie Vos has developed a “smart” shirt that can detect germs and protect its wearer from them

Go Argonautes!

Julie Claycomb is researching a group of proteins that may yield new treatments for a variety of genetic and viral diseases

A House Divided

Creating “thermal zones” in a home could reduce energy costs by as much as 80 per cent

Smartphone apps

Are Smartphones Safe?

As we become inseparable from our mobile devices, the risk of identity theft is growing

Photo by Chris Thomaidis

Frugal Thinking

How do you bring basic sanitation to two billion people in low-income countries? Inventing a toilet that works for pennies a day is a start

Photo by Chris Thomaidis

Frugal Fortification

A U of T nutritional scientist has developed a low-cost product to fight vitamin and mineral deficiency in developing countries

Photo by Rick Eglinton/Toronto Star

The $100 Artificial Leg

The simple, inexpensive device matches the function of far more costly technology

Illustration by Simon Pemberton

Planet Hunters

With the discovery of hundreds of worlds around other stars, will we find that Earth is not alone in bearing life?

Strange New Worlds

A few intriguing oddities from the hunt for exoplanets

Illustration by Isabel Foo

Power Plants

A blueprint for an “artificial leaf” could lead to solar cells that generate a lot more power

Author: Patchen Barss