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New Sally Ride Science Lecture Series Explores Importance of STEAM Education

The Sally Ride Science STEAM Series is a quarterly program that will explore the importance of STEAM – short for science, technology, engineering, arts and math – education in preparing students for the jobs of the future. The upcoming panel...
25-May-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Printed, Flexible and Rechargeable Battery Can Power Wearable Sensors


Nanoengineers at the University of California San Diego have developed the first printed battery that is flexible, stretchable and rechargeable. The zinc batteries could be used to power everything from wearable sensors to solar cells and other...
24-May-2017 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

New Brain Mapping Tool Produces Higher Resolution Data During Brain Surgery


Researchers have developed a new device to map the brain during surgery and distinguish between healthy and diseased tissues. The device provides higher resolution neural readings than existing tools used in the clinic and could enable doctors to...
24-May-2017 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Two Missing World War II B-25 Bombers Documented by Project Recover Off Papua New Guinea


Two B-25 bombers associated with American servicemen missing in action from World War II were recently documented in the waters off Papua New Guinea by Project Recover—a collaborative team of marine scientists, archaeologists and volunteers who...
23-May-2017 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Researchers Find Computer Code That Volkswagen Used to Cheat Emissions Tests

An international team of researchers has uncovered the mechanism that allowed Volkswagen to circumvent U.S. and European emission tests over at least six years before the Environmental Protection Agency put the company on notice in 2015 for...
22-May-2017 1:20 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Don’t Count on Your Chickens Counting

To understand numbers, you need culture, says UC San Diego cognitive scientist Rafael Nunez, arguing against the current conventional wisdom that numerical cognition is biologically endowed.
15-May-2017 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Rise of Aggressive Reef Predator May Impede Sea Urchin Recovery, Study Finds

A new study suggests that an aggressive reef competitor—the Threespot Damselfish—may have impeded the recovery of Caribbean long-spined sea urchin populations after a mysterious disease outbreak caused a massive die-off of these animals over...
15-May-2017 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Nano Fiber Feels Forces and Hears Sounds Made by Cells


Engineers at the University of California San Diego have developed a nano-sized optical fiber that’s sensitive enough to feel the forces generated by swimming bacteria and hear the beating of heart muscle cells. The fiber detects forces down to...
11-May-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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UC San Diego Surgeon Heading to 2016 Winter Youth Olympic Games


In two weeks, UC San Diego Health orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Sonya Ahmed will head to Lillehammer, Norway for the 2016 Winter Youth Olympic Games. Ahmed is a former elite athlete herself—competing internationally in gymnastics and in collegiate pole...
29-Jan-2016 3:05 PM EST

Founder of UC San Diego’s Dance Program Establishes $100,000 Endowment

Professor emerita Margaret C. Marshall, founder of the dance program at the University of California, San Diego, has established with her husband, Mark G. Marshall, a $100,000 endowment fund to continue the legacy of dance in the Division of Arts...
31-Oct-2013 3:10 PM EDT

University Experts Available to Discuss Charles Darwin and Evolution

The University of California, San Diego is hosting a series of events this spring to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin and to reflect on how his ideas continue to influence science. The University also has a list of...
30-Jan-2009 1:00 PM EST

One Year after California's Devastating 2007 Wildfires, Environmental and Health Effects of Smoke Better Understood


Description: Looking for an expert to talk on the upcoming anniversary of last October's wildfires? UC San Diego faculty are available to comment.
2-Oct-2008 3:00 PM EDT

Healthcare Systems Experts Discuss Campaign Issues

A nationally recognized healthcare policy expert at UC San Diego School of Medicine is available to discuss campaign issues related to healthcare plans/promises.
22-Aug-2008 1:00 PM EDT

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