Stories tagged ‘The Big Idea’
Prof. Brendan Frey and his team are harnessing machine learning to figure out what makes us sick
How should companies respond to technological disruption?
A “black box” for the operating room is leading to improved training for physicians and better knowledge of surgical errors
A “deep-learning” algorithm shines a light on mutations in once-obscure areas of the genome
A new telescope may shed light on the universe’s first moments
For Facebook and other technology companies it’s still an open – and troublesome – question
3-D printing is creating new opportunities – and raising intriguing questions – as digital and physical realms meld
An Internet-based surveillance system gives physicians the ability to track dangerous new strains of tuberculosis in real time
Three grads have developed an LED that uses a fraction of the electricity of other light bulbs
Creating “thermal zones” in a home could reduce energy costs by as much as 80 per cent
In a federal election, why does a vote from Charlottetown count for more than one from Markham?
Is ‘one’ really the loneliest number?
What can a computer reveal about a work of fiction? Plenty, it seems
A blueprint for an “artificial leaf” could lead to solar cells that generate a lot more power
How should employment insurance be reformed?
A technology developed at U of T to analyze cells could lead to earlier disease diagnoses and more targeted treatments
Should people get paid for shedding weight and pursuing a healthier lifestyle?
Instead of fighting bureaucratic inefficiency, why not go around it?
Urban centres have a huge impact on their residents’ well-being. So how can we make them better?
There are plenty of compelling reasons for health records to go digital. So why are some doctors resisting?
We run our lives as we wish. Why can’t we have a say in our own death?
Why should the accidental circumstances of birth confer almost unlimited opportunity to some and condemn others to a life of struggle?
A project 50 years in the making tells Canada’s story through its people
Rotman dean Roger Martin says executive pay shouldn’t be tied to a company’s stock price, after all
A tiny electrode implanted in the brain may help patients with Alzheimer’s disease, depression and other disorders
Toronto mayor picks up U of T plan to green, preserve and beautify the city’s highrises
The case for universal dental care