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An animation of a laundry machine door opening to reveal a close-up of microplastics.

Microplastics From Laundry

Plastic bags, bottles, and straws commonly get a bad rep for polluting the aquatic environment. But maybe the real enemy is…our laundry?

A photo of a handheld skin bioprinter. Handheld skin bioprinters deposit "tissue sheets" in situ directly over wounds, allowing for more efficient treatment and quicker healing. Researchers led by Navid Hakimi of the UofT Dept. of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering are further developing this technology for clinical/commercial use.

3D Skin Printing

Healthy donor skin used for treating major burn injuries is often low in supply. However, researchers at UofT might have a (reasonably portable) solution.

Good Night, Oppy. The illustration depicts the MER-B Opportunity Rover on Mars.

Good Night, Oppy

The curtain comes to a close for this little robot that has been roaming the surface of Mars since 2004.

Heart-healthy snacks: nuts and berries promote cardiovascular health. The illustration depicts a variety of fruits and berries, including blueberries, walnuts, pistachios, blackberries, cashews, strawberries, raspberries, and almonds.

Heart-Healthy Snacks

Did you know heart disease is the 2nd leading cause of death among Canadians? Snacking on these tiny but powerful foods can help lower your risk of heart disease.

An illustration of a nose standing on a ladder to connect itself to the brain via a neuron.

Smell & Memory

Have you ever wondered why certain smells can bring back vivid memories? Afif Aqrabawi, a PhD candidate in the department of cell and systems biology at U of T has discovered a novel pathway that might explain the link between smell and memory.

Printing with Light: Computer aided lithography (CAL). The diagram depicts a projector shooting a ray of light on an object (photocurable resin).

Printing with Light

You may have heard of 3D printers and their numerous applications, particularly in the field of medicine. Read on to learn how a team of researchers from UC Berkley are taking 3D printing to the next level using light.

A phone scanning a person's face.

Facial Recognition

Mobile phones commonly use this technology to prevent unwanted people from accessing our data, but does it also pose a threat to our own privacy?

A diagram showing how a Netflix watch history including the titles The Polar Express, The Man Who Invented Christmas, and The Christmas Chronicles resulting in The Grinch being recommended through machine learning algorithms.

Machine Learning

Machine learning has been around since the 70s and it looks like it isn’t going anywhere soon. From Netflix recommendations to computer-assisted diagnoses, read our short explainer on how it works.

An outline of a device overlaid on a hand is connected to a computer.

Telerehabilitation

Attending your physio sessions from the comfort of your own home sounds too good to be true…but it’s happening sooner than you might think.

A person with a runny nose.

Cold vs. Flu

Have you ever gotten a flu shot, but still ended up getting sick? What’s the difference between getting the flu and catching a cold? Here’s a quick rundown!