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New ‘hyper glue’ formula developed by UBCO and UVic researchers

December 6, 2019

The team of researchers discovered a broadly applicable method of bonding plastics and synthetic fibres.

UBC study finds health isn’t the only issue with bacteria growth

September 28, 2019

Microorganisms growing inside aging buildings and infrastructure are more than just a health issue.

UBC engineers create ways to keep stone waste out of landfills

Using polymers and natural stone slurry waste, researchers are manufacturing eco-friendly stone composites.

UBCO teams with industry to develop next-generation battery

August 21, 2019

Fenix Advanced Materials spearheads high-tech research collaboration.

UBC-developed sensor provides next-generation ice detection

A new sensor, that can detect ice accumulation, might be a game-changer when it comes to airline safety and efficiency.

New device encases delicate cells into protective microgels

May 8, 2019

A new study from researchers at UBC Okanagan takes a big step towards making a device that can encapsulate cells much faster, cheaper and more effective.

Clearing an icy windshield is about to get easier

Researchers are aiming to ease that winter frustration with a new surface coating that can shed ice from large areas using little effort.

‘Seeing the light’ behind radiation therapy

Researchers have developed a system they say may improve the ability to maximize radiation doses to cancer tissues while minimizing exposure to healthy ones.

New heart valve aimed at high-risk patients

April 1, 2019

Researchers at UBC have created the first-ever nanocomposite biomaterial heart-valve developed to reduce or eliminate complications related to heart transplants.

New technology accelerates the science of deceleration

March 20, 2019

By mixing carbon fibres into polymer-based brakes, researchers were able to design brakes that are self-lubricating.