“They came together and thought about ‘Okay let’s sit down, and let’s think about inclusivity [and] how to make things accessible for other people,’ and I think that discussion that was taking place was very important, especially for the tech industry in Vancouver.”
“Knowing how our human ancestors interacted with plants over thousands of years, maintaining forest diversity without destroying the forests is something we want to learn about.”
“I would emphasize the potential for wood to be the material of this century,” said Meyboom. “The question is what can [wood] do?”
“I urge people to find out what kind of data is being collected and where it’s going. Ask questions … Where are we going with this [technology]? What is the future we want?”
“To keep up with the world, it’s important to develop these skills,” she said.
“In a lot of the activities we run, people say ‘No, no that is too hard to understand,’ but we show them it isn’t, we break it down to concepts they understand. So now they know it is not so scary."
“Approximately two billion phones are sold per year, and in 2016, the amount of e-waste in the landfills was approximately 46 million tonnes. There is a four per cent e-waste growth rate, which is highly concerning.”
According to Johnson, the discoveries scientists hope to make about Mars using the mission data could prove invaluable for better understanding some of earth’s early history.
“We hope that [the project] makes their visits here more comfortable, more educational and more inspirational.”
“We want to create someone who understands science, but also understands the social, political and financial implications of developing this green economy,” said Avramidis.
Whether it’s for your nerdy Tinder date or your snooty cousin at family dinners, sometimes you just need to remind people to love you for the smart, informed and sensitive individual you are.
Displayed prominently outside the student centre was Cypress, the winning rocket from 2017. With its bright white body and red nose and tail sections, it was difficult to ignore on the way inside to view some of the other projects the team has been working on over the past year.
Sex robots could lead to the creation of marriages that don’t have a component of sexual intimacy between partners. Although these partners might marry for reasons such as friendship or wanting to raise a family, their sexual desires would instead be fulfilled via sexbot.
As a medical student, the task of finding a specialty that matches your personality, interest and desire for work-life balance can be one of the toughest tasks to accomplish in medical school.
What if Doodle Poll could plan the actual events for you, taking into account everyone’s interests and schedules as well as personally negotiating something with your friends that will make everyone happy?
Stoll and Fairbrother’s primary research surveyed young women from across eight high income countries (all OECD countries) and proposed a question to them: when they were pregnant and about to deliver, would they choose a natural delivery or non-medically required c-section?
The Ubyssey’s first sci-fi competition was a resounding success — and we define success as receiving stories that incite fear, awe and even tenderness by the possibilities of technology and scientific discovery.
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.
“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.”