In Big Mind, Mulgan takes us through the emergence of collective intelligence and its current applications. The most salient examples are websites such as Wikipedia that profit from the collective input of its thousands of users.
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As one would imagine, the process of accelerating particles and smashing them into things can produce lots of energy, so determining how to shield researchers from the resulting radiation is a crucial part of all the experiments carried out at TRIUMF.
Through a large scale study conducted on over 25 species of hummingbirds across different countries, the Altshuler lab was able to provide an in depth definition of manoeuvrability and how to quantify it — a task that had previously been answered more qualitatively than quantitatively.
The team revealed that when Ada’s sail was ripped off (likely by high winds) it took several sensors off with it and opened a several cracks in the hull next to a battery hatch designed to keep electronics dry. They are now designing a new boat, one they hope will be able to sail around the world.
A new case study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association by Dr. Andrei Krassioukov, professor in the UBC department of medicine and corresponding author on the paper, explores an experimental treatment to improve the unseen impairments in patients with spinal cord injuries.
On the evening of Galileo’s 454th birthday, students, educators and alumni of UBC and other institutions gathered in the Macmillan Space Center for “Saving Science in Fact-Free Times.”
With the help of Dr. Todd Handy’s lab in UBC’s psychology department, they found that you might not only become indifferent to being left out of a group when taking acetaminophen, but you might also carry that much more ‘meh’ attitude toward pretty much everything around you.
Do you ever get tired of Earth? Fancy going somewhere else? Here’s the guide on how to find your new favourite vacation spot. The first step is to find an exoplanet.
On a late Wednesday evening, I clamored up the large steps of Orchard Commons and into my first and the first Virtual Reality (VR) Workshop with the UBC Emerging Media Lab, the first of many to come.
“Congrats,” Sara says, smiling hard. Mack doesn’t respond, is still dancing dancing dancing. Sara thinks: “I should have buttered up the judges,” and makes a noise that sounds but does not feel like a laugh.
“‘Go to your room and stay there until I tell you,’ said David, who used to be my father. Turned out he plucked me from my crib six years ago and spirited me away to the well-off part of town.”
“It was the smell that woke him up every time. The stale, warm, earthy, heavy smell — it reminded him of his days before the Church and his late nights in dingy mess halls, drinking until he passed out.”
“Every day feels like the end of the world. Nanse could hardly remember when things were okay; she was a child when the war came. She shook off those old memories every time they came — they’re dead.”
“Hanging out is an important human bonding ritual. To be offered such an invitation was a surprise, even if I had been hoping for it ever since Raquel was assigned to my research team. Finally, the chance to experience the legendary genuine human connection.”
Curated by Curiosity Collider Art-Science Foundation, the event is a collaboration with UBC’s physics and astronomy department and the Stewart Blusson Quantum Matter Institute.