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

The Danger of Sitting Still

A new device promises to ease a major health concern for people with mobility problems

The Geography of Pollution

A PhD candidate’s low-cost sensors could be deployed across cities to gather highly local air-quality data

The Tiny Perfect Keyboard

As devices get smaller, a U of T company has created a keyboard that makes typing easier while using less screen space

Machine Translation

Understand and speak Mandarin? If not, a computer may soon do it for you

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Second Skin

Machine-made skin being developed at U of T may be safer, faster and cheaper than traditional grafts

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Watchful Eyes

Security cameras are everywhere. A new app invites Torontonians to help map them

Photo by Rick Eglinton/Toronto Star

The $100 Artificial Leg

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

A Computer Screen You Can Fold

Thinner, more flexible displays could radically change how we use and experience computers

Is That Mozart, or a Machine?

Software developed at U of T can compose music in classical, pop or jazz styles – and as a solo or an ensemble of different instruments

Meet Brian, the Social Robot

Advances in technology are bringing us robots that can interact naturally with humans

Photo: Tanja Tiziana

Bicycle Power!

Why not use exercise bikes to supply electricity back to the grid?

Photo by Murat Seyit/istockphoto

Detecting Cancer

A new technique using light and metal nanoparticles could help save lives

Photo by Jeremy Fernie

These Boots Are Made for Walking

Jennifer Hsu is studying how people walk in icy conditions in the hope of designing “smarter” footwear

Photo by James Berger

All Clear

Surveillance and surgery could both get a boost from a new kind of video camera that can focus on near and distant objects at the same time

Cheaper Digital X-Rays

Physicist John Rowlands has invented a way to deliver high-quality X-rays at a fraction of the regular cost

Photo by MANFROMSUN on flickr.com

Smarter Buildings

A U of T computer scientist is developing a program to help predict – and ultimately reduce – buildings’ energy use

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Blocking the Buzz

New device provides better “masking” for tinnitus sufferers

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Computer Vision

Want to know where an unidentified picture was taken? A computer program being developed at U of T can help

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Mind Reader

An infrared ray may help caregivers decode the wishes of people with severe paralysis

Intelligent Paper

Chemical engineer Ramin Farnood is developing “smart” packaging that could warn consumers if a food product is tainted

Up Against Google

With BlogScope, a U of T computer science group is taking on the search titan in the realm of public opinion

Blood Work

Portable device would offer hospitals a quicker way to test patients for infectious diseases

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