We’ve all done it. Gazed into the skies on a starlit evening admiring the number of stars and their variety in brightness. Or perhaps shared thoughts of undiscovered planets that may sustain human life? But, have you ever wondered how scientists find planets and study stars in such a vast and distance space?
The age-old technique of dressing in layers is a tried and tested way to protect from the elements. Now thanks to $1.5M in new funding for UBC’s Okanagan campus, researchers are pushing the practice to new limits by creating a high-tech body armour solution with multiple layers of protection against diverse threats.