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Close-ups of grain boundaries reveal how sulfur impurities make nickel brittle

Engineers at the University of California San Diego have shed new light on a scientific mystery regarding the atomic-level mechanism of the sulfur embrittlement of nickel, a classic problem that has puzzled the scientific community for nearly a...
17-Jul-2018 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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NSF's IceCube Observatory Finds First Evidence of Cosmic Neutrino Source

An international team of scientists has found the first evidence of a source of high-energy cosmic neutrinos, subatomic particles that can emerge from their sources and, like cosmological ghosts, pass through the universe unscathed, traveling for...
12-Jul-2018 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Scientists ID Protein Exploited by Virus Ravaging West Africa

New research has uncovered a protein enabling the replication of arenaviruses, lethal pathogens spreading in West Africa. The research identified DDX3 as a key factor through its unexpected ability to dismantle normal human immune system defenses....
11-Jul-2018 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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UC San Diego Biologists Discover Process That Neutralizes Tumors

Researchers discovered an unexpected twist in the battle versus tumors. Researchers have found that some tumor cells display not only a weapon, but also a brake, essentially becoming a neutralizing function. The unexpected mechanism could help...
10-Jul-2018 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Biosensor Chip Detects Single Nucleotide Polymorphism Wirelessly and with Higher Sensitivity

A team led by the University of California San Diego has developed a chip that can detect a type of genetic mutation known as a single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) and wirelessly send the results in real time to an electronic device. The chip is at...
9-Jul-2018 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Supercomputers Help Design Mutant Enzyme that Eats Plastic Bottles

PET plastic, short for polyethylene terephthalate, is the fourth most-produced plastic, used to make things such as beverage bottles and carpets, most of which are not being recycled. Some scientists are hoping to change that, using supercomputers...
28-Jun-2018 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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UC San Diego Extension Clinical Laboratory Scientist Students Receive $1,500 Stipend

For the second year in a row, the Melissa Dull Current Use Fund for CLS Program Support has provided a $1,500 stipend to 15 students of the UC San Diego Extension Clinical Laboratory Scientist Training Program.
28-Jun-2018 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Scientists Go to Great Heights to Understand Changes in Earth’s Atmosphere

Human activities have impacted the Earth’s atmosphere over time. To better understand the impact of the human biogeochemical footprint on Earth, scientists at the University of California San Diego are literally climbing mountains to study the...
20-Jun-2018 9:00 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

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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

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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

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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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