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December 19, 2017 — CLS

'Quantum Material' Has Shark-Like Ability to Detect Small Electrical Signals

A “quantum material” that mimics a shark’s ability to detect the minute electric fields of small prey has been shown to perform well in ocean-like...
December 14, 2017 — CLS

U of S Scientist Describes Fundamental Process When Ice Is Compressed

Water. Almost three-quarters of the earth’s surface is covered by it. Almost two-thirds of the human body is made up of it. We drink it. We use it in...
December 6, 2017 — CLS

New Screening Technique Will Allow Crop Breeders to Develop Drought Resistant Varieties Faster

Saskatoon, Sask. – Scientists from the Canadian Light Source (CLS) have teamed up with researchers from the University of Saskatchewan to develop a...
November 24, 2017 — CLS

Crystallographers Identify 1,000 Protein Structures

The Canadian Light Source is celebrating two milestones reached by scientists who have conducted research at the national facility at the University...
November 2, 2017 — CLS

Research on soil acidity could lead to new wheat varieties

Most experts agree food production will need to double by the time Earth’s population grows to nine billion people by 2050. This is a challenge that...
October 18, 2017 — CLS

AREVA and Canadian Light Source Study Environmental Impact of Uranium Mines

One of Saskatchewan’s longest running uranium operators is working with the Canadian Light Source to ensure its operations are sustainable now and...
October 17, 2017 — CLS

Using Barley Straw Researchers Explore Ways to Remove Antibiotics Polluting Lakes and Rivers

Pre-treated barley straw is showing promise as an environmentally-friendly material that could be used to help soak up certain types of antibiotics...
October 5, 2017 — CLS

Cystic Fibrosis Scientists Discover Abnormal Response to Lung Infections

The inability to clear bacteria from the lungs is the result of a lack of healthy mucus secreted in the airways of those with cystic fibrosis,...
September 13, 2017 — CLS

Regenerating Heart Muscle

Scientist combines medicine and engineering to repair a damaged heart Saskatoon, Sask. – Regenerating heart muscle tissue using a 3D printer – once...
August 30, 2017 — CLS

Researchers Develop Technique to Reuse Carbon Dioxide and Methane, Slowing Climate Change

Reusing carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane waste emissions from industrial sources is closer to reality thanks to recent findings from a project...