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UBC scientists part of three PhysicsWorld’s top 10 breakthroughs
UBC physicists and astronomers are part of three of the top four breakthroughs of 2012 in Physics World’s annual accounting of the greatest achievements in the field.
Dec 18, 2012
Cloud U – UBC ventures boldly into the virtual university
Three leaders talk about the brave new world awaiting UBC students in ten years.
Dec 18, 2012 - by A Q and A with Pierre Ouillet, Vice President, Finance; Wes Pue, Provost, UBC’s Okanagan campus; Hugh Brock, Associate Provost, Academic Innovation, UBC’s Vancouver campus
Massively Open Online Courses (MOOCs)
Increased access may equal a complete rethink of higher education.
Dec 18, 2012 - by Rosie Redfield, Professor, Dept. of Zoology and instructor of one of UBC’s first MOOCs, Useful Genetics.
Water efficient food exports: less beef, more crops
Planetary water shortages and the demand for more food should lead to changes in farming and exports.
Dec 18, 2012 - by Hans Schreier, Professor, Faculty of Land and Food Systems
Revolutionizing road design
New technologies from UBC’s Okanagan campus are tackling the high cost of building highways.
Dec 18, 2012 - by Warren Hare, Assistant Professor, Mathematics
A new generation of solar power, Part 2.
UBC researchers have discovered a potential new way to trap heat with nanotechnology that promises more efficient solar power.
Dec 18, 2012 - by Alireza Nojeh, Associate Professor, Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering
A new generation of solar power, Part 1.
Organic solar cells are the basis of a new class of materials and may be the key to abundant, accessible solar energy.
Dec 18, 2012 - by Sarah Burke, Assistant Professor, Depts. of Physics & Astronomy and Chemistry
A stem cell solution to diabetes in 10 years
The discovery of new sources of stem cells may herald the end of insulin injections.
Dec 18, 2012 - by Tim Kieffer, Head, Diabetes Research Group
Neuroscience and the eradication of brain injuries
In the world of brain injury, a trifecta of technologies is driving the translation of research into real hope for patients, soldiers and athletes of all ages.
Dec 18, 2012 - by Jane Roskams, Professor, UBC's Brain Research Centre and Life Sciences Institute
The ethical robot
From playrooms to bedrooms to battlefields, robots are part of modern life. And they are about to create some novel dilemmas for humans.
Dec 18, 2012 - by AJung Moon, PhD student, CARIS Lab
Medical maggots: back to the future with limb-saving larvae
Larvae can clean dead tissue from wounds, and may be a more effective treatment than drugs.
Dec 18, 2012 - by Chris Harvey-Clark, Director, Animal Care Services
The Next Big Thing in 2013, and beyond
Experts at the University of British Columbia once again discuss The Next Big Thing that will impact our lives. Almost every January since 2006, UBC Reports has printed researcher projections to convey the powerful possibilities of research discovery.
Dec 18, 2012