A letter has been sent out to all of humanity, warning us of an impending calamity. The letter voices scientists’ growing concern with climate change and calls for humanity’s participation in curtailing environmental destruction.
Researchers at UBC are working to make blood donatable to all individuals, combatting blood donation problems that have long plagued transfusions. To understand this problem, we must first understand the structures of red blood cells and why blood donations are often restricted to blood type.
UBC researchers worked together with interns at Microsoft Garage to develop the Holographic Brain Project, which was designed as a neuroanatomy learning tool to help teach a wide range of students about the brain.
White, circular dots have been popping up on UBC windows. And they are more than just decorative glass stickers. They could actually reduce birds’ collisions with windows, possibly saving their lives.
General relativity predicts that a large density of vacuum energy should cause the universe to explode. Thankfully, that hasn’t happened yet. Qingdi Wang and Zhen Zhu proposed a new theory about how this could be.
In today’s day and age, data is everywhere. What can we do with it all, and how can we analyze it quickly and accurately? Ask Dr. Mark Schmidt, one of the two UBC researchers who were awarded a Sloan Fellowship this year.
Here’s the problem — your professor is lecturing and you should be taking notes, but you’d much rather collect memes on Facebook or reply to your friend’s text. Your smart solution? Do both at the same time.
One month into school and you’ve re-marathoned the Lord of the Rings and helped your brother move into his new apartment. But that 10-page paper you were assigned on the second day of class that's due in two days? Word count: 12.