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UC San Diego Study: Anyone Can Be an Innovator

Innovators aren’t born, they can be made, according to recent research from the University of California San Diego’s School of Global Policy and Strategy. Existing theories and previous research on how innovation occurs largely assume that it...
18-Apr-2018 6:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Not All Superheroes Wear Capes

UC San Diego Alumni awards rising stars across science, technology, medicine, arts, education and social justice who are disrupting the status quo to help build a better world
17-Apr-2018 9:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Researchers Develop First Gene Drive Targeting Worldwide Crop Pest

UC San Diego biologists have created the world’s first gene drive system—a mechanism for manipulating genetic inheritance—in Drosophila suzukii, an agricultural pest that has invaded much of the United States and caused millions of dollars in...
17-Apr-2018 3:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites


UC San Diego’s Preuss School Celebrates 20th Year with Fundraising Benefit

The Preuss School at UC San Diego will celebrate this milestone year at its annual benefit, the Preuss Promise, on April 20. The event will celebrate 20 years of academic achievement and excellence, in addition to raising funds for the school to...
13-Apr-2018 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Turning Injectable Medicines Into Inhalable Treatments with the Help of Smart Phone Components

Imagine if all childhood vaccines could get delivered with an inhaler rather than shots; or wiping away tuberculosis bacteria in a patient’s lungs with an inhaler; or disinfecting a hospital room thoroughly with a diffuser. These are the goals of...
10-Apr-2018 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Tiny Injectable Sensor Could Provide Unobtrusive, Long-Term Alcohol Monitoring

Engineers have developed a tiny, ultra-low power chip that could be injected just under the surface of the skin for continuous, long-term alcohol monitoring. The chip is powered wirelessly by a wearable device such as a smartwatch or patch. The goal...
6-Apr-2018 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Gecko-Inspired Adhesives Help Soft Robotic Fingers to Get a Better Grip

A team of California researchers has developed a robotic gripper that combines the adhesive properties of gecko toes and the adaptability of air-powered soft robots to grasp a much wider variety of objects than the state of the art. Researchers...
9-Apr-2018 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Analyzing the Animal Ethics of Celebrity Chefs

For consumers looking to reduce their consumption of meat — particularly due to a greater understanding of the ethical treatment of animals — researchers have analyzed the leading cookbooks of 26 celebrity chefs to offer insight and guidance....
5-Apr-2018 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Scripps Oceanographer Lynne Talley Available to Comment on the Topic of Atlantic Ocean Circulation

11-Apr-2018 5:05 PM EDT


Northern CA Wildfires Generate 1.5 Million Views of UC San Diego’s ‘Firemap’ Resource

A web-based tool recently developed by UC San Diego researchers under an NSF grant to perform data-driven predictive modeling and real-time tracking of fires has already been viewed about one million times and generated more than 115,000 unique...
13-Oct-2017 4:05 PM EDT


UC San Diego Scientists Garner National High-Risk, High-Reward Awards

Emma Farley, an assistant professor at UC San Diego’s Division of Biological Sciences and School of Medicine, has been awarded the NIH Director’s New Innovator Award. Melissa Gymrek, an assistant professor in the School of Medicine and...
5-Oct-2017 1:05 PM EDT


Structural Engineer Available for Interviews About Damage in Mexico Earthquake.

20-Sep-2017 1:05 PM EDT

Saving the World, One Robot Swarm-Infested Hurricane at a Time

11-Sep-2017 6:05 PM EDT

Seismologists Available to Discuss North Korea 6.3 Seismic Event

3-Sep-2017 3:05 PM EDT

Researcher Available to Discuss Impact of Solar Eclipse on Solar Power Generation

16-Aug-2017 7:05 AM EDT

Engineering Professors and Graduate Students Talk Nanotechnology and AI at San Diego Comic-Con

19-Jul-2017 4:05 PM EDT

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