New genetics research centre opens at MUN

Saturday, May 2nd, 2015
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There’s good news for those who have hereditary diseases—and in Newfoundland, those chances are higher than average. On May 1, MUN officially opened the $29.1 million Craig L. Dobbin Genetic Research Centre. The facility is on the upper floors of the new Faculty of Medicine’s Medical Education Centre, and will bring previously scattered geneticists and […]

 

Three new discovers make the animal kingdom a little cooler

Monday, April 20th, 2015
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Elephants, and bats, and spiders—oh my! In our life of papers, projects, presentations, and exams, it’s sometimes easy to forget that outside the pages of your latest headache-inducing study session, there is a great big world out there. Over the last few weeks, three different groups of scientist have made discoveries that make the world […]

 

Will the Apple Watch just reinforce our technological bubble?

Monday, March 30th, 2015
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Reckoning with the advent of wearable tech On April 20, Apple will release the first iteration of its much-anticipated Apple Watch. While reception has been relatively lukewarm to date, there’s no question that people will line up to buy it. It will be popular not because of what it can do today, but because of […]

 

Worlds first long distance solar powered airplane

Friday, March 27th, 2015
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The big blue sky may look a little greener Solar powered technology is nothing new. It first gained widespread attention during the 90s, and has gone on to power many things, from homes, to cars, to everyday objects like calculators and flashlights. But until now solar powered technology has never, pardon the pun, taken flight […]

 

YikYak picks up steam at MUN

Saturday, March 7th, 2015
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A quick glance at the current YikYak feed for Memorial reveals a number of posts that many students would be familiar with. Whether it’s the atrocity that is Meal Hall coffee (^27), someone coming to terms with their sexuality (^14), or even a serious debate over how residence life handles trans students rooming situations (^5, […]

 

Secrets of MUN’s quarter-candy machines revealed

Friday, March 6th, 2015
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There has long been a debate raging within the halls of Memorial University. It can be heard in hushed tones at the back of classrooms, or in fervent chatter at the UC bus stop. It is shouted across campus greens, and discussed quietly in society rooms. It has had its evidence, and it has had […]

 

New internship grant program for undergrads

Thursday, March 5th, 2015

Students looking to grow within their field of study have been granted a new opportunity. Memorial will roll out its University Student Summer Internship Program (USSIP) in 2015, which allows students to engage in research projects as a work term during the spring semester. The program is a direct result of the university’s Strategic Research […]

 

MUN hosts Canadian Engineering Competition

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015

On March 5th, 170 students from across the country will travel to Memorial University to take part in the 2015 Canadian Engineering Competition (CEC). The students have all earned the right to come to Memorial by participating and placing in four regional competitions across the country. With seven categories, including Extemporaneous Debate, Senior Team Design, […]

 

Mario can have feelings too?

Wednesday, February 11th, 2015

“Itsa me, Mario” now more true than ever  Computer controlled video game characters have only increased in intelligence since the advent of the medium.  Now, one university in Germany seeks to push the sophistication of artificial intelligence (AI) even further, as they have created a Mario that can play his own game, with little in […]

 

Should you make the switch from a laptop to a tablet?

Thursday, February 5th, 2015
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Reviewing the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 In a desperate bid to toss away my ageing laptop that was starting to make most 80s computers look modern, I recently bought a Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet. As a first year science student, my primary uses for my laptop were simply completing online assignments in-between classes, and […]