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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
On this vast Earth, your favourite spot to hang out might be around The Boulevard or The Pit. Your favourite spot to hang out outside of Earth, however, probably shouldn’t be around a dying main sequence star — not unless you want to risk a very tragic end!
Brain Bytes is a science communication initiative that aims to bring neuroscience research from UBC to the public, breaching the obstacles that often exist between conducting science and communicating it to a general audience.
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.
“We want to be able to engage in conversation with researchers and deliver their work in a really appealing way to the general public,” Gooderham said.
In Salish Creek, the fast-flowing water expelled from the culvert was pushing salmon back down the creek, stopping them from reaching their spawning grounds above the culvert.
“The ultimate goal for the simulation is to enhance the education experience for the students, afford them the opportunities that … they might not get before they are out in the workforce," said Skoretz.
“It allows us to answer questions such as how much would it cost to save all of Canada’s species at risk and which management actions would save the most species per dollar invested,” said Martin.