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