Canadian Institute for Advanced Research

CIFAR, the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, was founded on the belief that Canada has an important role in finding new ways to create a better future for the world. Today, nearly 400 researchers in 16 countries participate in our long-term, multidisciplinary, global research networks.

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Space Exploration

Japan awaits capsule's return with asteroid soil samples

Japan's Hayabusa2 spacecraft successfully released a small capsule on Saturday and sent it toward Earth to deliver samples from a distant asteroid that could provide clues to the origin of the solar system and life on our ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New CRISPR-based test for COVID-19 uses a smartphone camera

Imagine swabbing your nostrils, putting the swab in a device, and getting a read-out on your phone in 15 to 30 minutes that tells you if you are infected with the COVID-19 virus. This has been the vision for a team of scientists ...

Earth Sciences

Crystals may help reveal hidden Kilauea Volcano behavior

Scientists striving to understand how and when volcanoes might erupt face a challenge: many of the processes take place deep underground in lava tubes churning with dangerous molten Earth. Upon eruption, any subterranean ...

Astronomy

Researchers uncover key clues about the solar system's history

In a new paper published in the journal Nature Communications Earth and Environment, researchers at the University of Rochester were able to use magnetism to determine, for the first time, when carbonaceous chondrite asteroids—asteroids ...