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Media Release | December 29, 2010
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.
December 29, 2010
December 29, 2010 - by By John Hepburn, Vice President, Research and International
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.
December 29, 2010
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.
December 29, 2010 - by By Alfred Hermida
We can expect a raft of new tools to make sense of social media for a new age of collective journalism.
December 29, 2010 - by By Dr. Bruce McManus
News ways of using biomarkers open new horizons in defining risk, illness, and therapies for vital organ failure.
December 29, 2010 - by By Drs. Ross Bryant and Michael MacEntee
New magnets developed for the Japanese auto industry hold promise for struggling denture wearers.
December 29, 2010 - by By Judy Illes
“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.”
December 29, 2010 - by By John Robinson
The old paradigm aimed to reduce environmental impact. The future is about buildings that actually improve our environment.
December 29, 2010 - by By Drs. Peter Pare, Denise Daley and Andrew Sandford
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.
December 29, 2010 - by By David Broemeling
With recent advances in DNA sequencing, finding the DNA of a virus or bacteria is literally a day’s work. Doctors may soon have a device that can quickly analyze and identify the common bugs that ail us.
December 29, 2010 - by By Jody Jacob
In the next 15 years, Canada will spend $12 billion to upgrade water main systems. A UBC professor is building a pipe inspection robot that will save money by entering subterranean waterways to find the weak spots.
December 29, 2010 - by By AnnaLisa Meyboom and Jerzy Wojtowicz
Shapeshifting spaces offer amazing new possibilities for individuals in public and private environments The School of Architecture, in collaboration with departments in Applied Science and Engineering Physics, is leading the […]