Posts Tagged ‘Science’

Kenneth Chau is excited about the newly published research that explains how he and his colleagues developed a negative-index material that can be sprayed onto surfaces and act as a lens.

UBC engineer helps pioneer flat spray-on optical lens

May. 23, 2013 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed, Science, Health and Technology | Tags: , , , , ,

A University of British Columbia engineer and a team of U.S. researchers have made a breakthrough utilizing spray-on technology that could revolutionize the way optical lenses are made and used.

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Friend or foe: Babies choose sides early

Mar. 12, 2013 | Filed under: Arts and Humanities, Media Release, News Feed, Science, Health and Technology | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

Babies have a dark side under their cute exteriors, according to UBC study that finds infants as young as nine months embrace those who pick on individuals who are different from them.

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Body language can predict outcomes for recovering alcoholics

Feb. 4, 2013 | Filed under: Arts and Humanities, Media Release, News Feed, Science, Health and Technology | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

To predict whether a problem drinker will hit the bottle again, ignore what they say and watch their body language for displays of shame, a new UBC study finds.

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Ground excavation is now under way for the new CHIME radio telescope in Penticton, B.C. When completed, it will have a footprint larger than six NHL hockey rinks and enable scientists to attempt the largest volume survey of the universe. (Photo: Gary Hinshaw, UBC)

Construction begins on Canada’s largest radio telescope

Jan. 24, 2013 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed, Science, Health and Technology | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

$11M UBC-led CHIME project to attempt largest survey of observable universe

Construction is now under way in Penticton, B.C. on Canada’s largest radio telescope – and the first research telescope to be built in the country in more than 30 years.

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The Next Big Thing: UBC researchers predict game-changers that could rock our world

Dec. 19, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release | Tags: , , , , , ,

From medical maggots to ethical robots, this year’s ten predictions are an eclectic mix of the unusual, unexpected, and hopeful.

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For power and status, dominance and skill trump likability

Dec. 19, 2012 | Filed under: Arts and Humanities, Business, Law and Society, Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

Finding the next Barack Obama or Warren Buffett might be as simple as looking at who attracts the most eyes in a crowd, a new UBC study finds.

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Fruit fly (Drosophila melanogaster) feeding on a strawberry. Credit: Michael Gordon, the University of British Columbia.

Fruit fly’s ‘sweet tooth’ short-lived: UBC research

Oct. 16, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

The humble fruit fly may have something to teach us about forgoing empty calories for more nutritional ones – especially when we’re hungry.

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Prof. Janet Werker, UBC Psychology Dept. Martin Dee photo.

Maternal depression affects language development in babies

Oct. 8, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Maternal depression and a common class of antidepressants can alter a crucial period of language development in babies, according to a new study by researchers at the University of British Columbia, Harvard University and the Child & Family Research Institute (CFRI) at BC Children’s Hospital.

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Babak Shadgan at the Beijing Games.

Sports doc helps reduce Olympic injuries

Jul. 27, 2012 | Filed under: Extra | Tags: , , , , , ,

UBC medical researcher Babak Shadgan, Iran’s first accredited sports physician, is supporting the health and safety of athletes at the 2012 Summer Olympics.

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NSERC awards UBC $4.9 million to train young researchers

Jun. 26, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

University of British Columbia students and postdoctoral fellows in the fields of geochemistry, quantum sciences, and information and communication technology systems received a $4.9-million boost from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).

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