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Eureka! Stories from the goldfields brought back to life 165 years on

The book draws on thousands of fictional stories published in newspapers at the time.

11 Dec 2019

Partisanship and event characteristics shape climate change discussions after extreme weather

The work is part of a growing body of research exploring the links between personal experience with an extreme weather event and social mobilization around climate change.

10 Dec 2019 Nature Climate Change

Stretchy and squeezy soft sensors one step closer thanks to new bonding method

Imperial College London bioengineers have found a way to create stretchy and squeezy soft sensing devices by bonding rubber to electrical components.

10 Dec 2019 ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces

Climate change and the threat to global breadbaskets

Researchers looked at the risk of simultaneous breadbasket failures due to climatic extremes, and how the risk has changed over time.

9 Dec 2019 Nature Climate Change

Creating switchable plasmons in plastics

Conductive polymer nanoantennas for dynamic organic plasmonics.

9 Dec 2019 Nature Nanotechnology

Economic status cues from clothes affect perceived competence from faces

People living in poverty face a persistent disrespect by the rest of society.

9 Dec 2019 Nature Human Behaviour

Liquid crystal polymer learns to move and grab objects

Researchers trained material the same way as Pavlov trained dogs.

4 Dec 2019 Matter

lack of tolerance, institutional confidence threaten democracies

Consistently, openness to diversity was a precursor to democracies.

2 Dec 2019 Nature Human Behavior

Rapid desolvation-triggered domino lattice rearrangement in a metal–organic framework

The system transforms from a disordered and less crystalline MOF (AlTz-53) with low porosity to a highly crystalline and porous isomer (AlTz-68) within few minutes upon activation (solvent exchange and desorption), resulting in a significant increase in surface area, from 725 to 2,749 m2/g.

2 Dec 2019 Nature Chemistry

UBC ditching single-use coffee cups and plastic food ware

The move is part of UBC’s Zero Waste Food Ware Strategy aimed at keeping as many single-use coffee cups, plastic straws, bags and cutlery out of landfills and the environment as possible.

29 Nov 2019 Zero Waste Food Ware Strategy

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