A catalyst that turns seawater into hydrogen could be transformative in the push from fossil fuels to sustainable energy sources. Get the full story A Catalyst For Truly Powerful Change
I am happy to announce that Xuan Luo, MASc student at the University of British Columbia, is the newest Mitacs Accelerate intern for the Wireless Mobile Mesh Network research program. Xuan will be working on Objective 4.2 – Evaluation of Micropayment Channels Performance Limits, and the Effect on Network Performance Evaluation of Micropayment Channels PerformanceContinue reading "Wireless Mobile Mesh Interns"
As much as it might seem like it at times, I promise you that there are other things that matter than grades.
A characteristic trait of students is that we tend to think in the short term. Our lives have natural milestones: semesters, midterms, due dates for assignments, final exams, and summer and winter breaks. These lead to students having a certain mindset with respect to time. For the most part, we think about our lives in terms of weeks and (maybe) months. For example, I’m writing this (not at the time of publication) in a week…
If you're getting a new pair of runners to get in shape for 2019, beware claims that a shoe's design can allow you to avoid injuries. Get the full story Running Their Mouths on Shoe Safety
Happy New Year! It’s hard to believe that we started Dispatches from the Field four and a half years ago, back in June 2014. Where has the time gone?!? 2018 marked a busy year for all of us. Catherine and Amanda both received their Ph.D. and started new jobs, while Sarah started a Ph.D. That didn’t stop any of us from getting out into the field though! Some of our notable blog posts from this…
Hey folks! Long time no see! I’m back from ‘new baby’ land and looking forward to getting some new and interesting posts up here. As some of you may know, I’ve transitioned from scientific research to freelance science writing. That means that most of my writing time goes to trying to earn my living. But I love this blog and getting to share thoughts and information on biology and evolution with all of you too…
A challenge known as PLAsTiCC is giving astronomers the chance to classify everything out in the night sky, using machine learning. Get the full story Sorting Through Night, the Universe and Everything
Christian Capehart reports on the museum’s efforts to prevent the occurrence and spread of a mineral malady: pyrite disease. Continue reading →
La pyrite, aussi appelée l’or des fous, a confondu les prospecteurs pendant des millénaires. Aujourd’hui, elle pose un problème aux conservateurs des musées. La pyrite est un minéral très commun, qui est présent dans une grande variété de roches dans … Lire la suite →