Archive for December, 2010

The Next Big Thing in 2011, and beyond: Annual UBC researcher predictions

Dec. 29, 2010 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed

For the fifth year UBC Reports, the monthly news publication for the University of British Columbia, has asked experts to identify advances that may transform your world.

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Vol. 57 | No. 1

Dec. 29, 2010 | Filed under: UBC Reports

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The Next Big Thing in 2011, and beyond: January UBC Reports preview

Dec. 29, 2010 | Filed under: UBC Reports Stories

UBC experts describe nine advances that may transform your world, from shapeshifting architecture to the ability to predict the diseases you may experience. Plus, two professors revisit their 2006 forecasts.

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Updates from 2006

Dec. 29, 2010 | Filed under: UBC Reports Stories

Prof. Jaymie Matthews provides an update on his 2006 prediction that, within 10 years, astronomers would find a planet capable of life. Prof. Stanley Coren reviews his 2006 look at the possibility of prescription pets.

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Alfred Hermida is an assistant professor who leads the Integrated Journalism program in the UBC Graduate School of Journalism

Telling stories together, one tweet at a time

Dec. 29, 2010 | Filed under: UBC Reports Stories

We can expect a raft of new tools to make sense of social media for a new age of collective journalism.

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Dr. Bruce McManus is a professor in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and Director of the James Hogg iCAPTURE Centre and PROOF Centre of Excellence - photo by Martin Dee

Magic Biomarkers

Dec. 29, 2010 | Filed under: UBC Reports Stories

News ways of using biomarkers open new horizons in defining risk, illness, and therapies for vital organ failure.

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Powerful “rare-earth” dental magnets

Dec. 29, 2010 | Filed under: UBC Reports Stories

New magnets developed for the Japanese auto industry hold promise for struggling denture wearers.

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Imaging Genetics – the ability to foresee brain disease?

Dec. 29, 2010 | Filed under: UBC Reports Stories

“It’s not that you can’t find your keys, it’s that you don’t know what do to with them once you have them.”

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John Robinson is a professor with the Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability and Director and executive director of the UBC Sustainability Initiative - photo by Martin Dee

Restorative Buildings

Dec. 29, 2010 | Filed under: UBC Reports Stories

The old paradigm aimed to reduce environmental impact. The future is about buildings that actually improve our environment.

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Drs Peter Pare, Denise Daley and Andrew Sandford are professors in the Department of Medicine and investigators in the James Hogg iCAPTURE Centre - photo by Martin Dee

Low-cost personal genome analysis

Dec. 29, 2010 | Filed under: UBC Reports Stories

There is an explosion in the use of techniques to find the gene variations that influence our lives. We are on the verge of a genetic revolution will be exciting, and scary.

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