Research2Reality will soon be celebrating its 2nd anniversary. I first wrote about it when it launched and was excited by its mission to highlight the work of scientists across Canada, from a variety of disciplines, and make their research interesting and understandable to a non-expert audience.
Through videos and blogs, Research2Reality is “shining a light on research & innovation” in the following fields: health and medicine; science and society; energy, environment and nature; space and quantum; and a final category of “other topics.” So, something for everyone. They currently have 113 videos on YouTube, with these three the most popular – in views anyway:
- A Quantum Leap in Online Security with Michele Mosca, University of Waterloo
- Put Cancer Cells in the Crosshairs with Patrick Gunning, University of Toronto Mississauga
- A Cold-Blooded Approach to Biology with Brent Sinclair, Western University
And in fourth spot is Milica Radisic, University of Toronto, discussing her success in engineering heart tissue that beats. If you’re not already familiar with her work, you should watch this.
Our regular feature, Right Turn, appears every Friday and we invite you to submit your own blog to info(at)ccrm.ca. We encourage you to be creative and use the right (!) side of your brain. We dare you to make us laugh! Right Turn features cartoons, photos, videos and other content to amuse, educate and encourage discussion.
As always, we welcome your feedback in the comment section.
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