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Fur Real - Scientists Improve Computer Rendering of Animal Fur

The next computer-generated animals in King Kong or The Lion King could look a lot more realistic thanks to a breakthrough by computer scientists at the University of California. The researchers from UC San Diego and UC Berkeley developed a method...
20-Feb-2018 5:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


CENIC Recognizes Technology Projects to Combat California Wildfires

Two University of California San Diego projects, along with a complementary University of Nevada, Reno project, have been selected as recipients of the Corporation for Education Network Initiatives in California (CENIC) 2018 Innovations in...
20-Feb-2018 4:15 PM EST Add to Favorites


UC San Diego Exhibition Features Work by 7 Leading International Women Artists

Presented together for the first time, seven internationally recognized artists are featured in the UC San Diego exhibition “Stories That We Tell: Art and Identity,” celebrating those who paved the way for greater inclusion by inventing new...
20-Feb-2018 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Supercomputers Aid Discovery of New, Inexpensive Material to Make LEDs with Excellent Color Quality

Computers have helped researchers develop a new phosphor that can make LEDs cheaper and render colors more accurately. An international team led by engineers at UC San Diego first predicted the new phosphor using supercomputers and data mining...
16-Feb-2018 2:25 PM EST Add to Favorites


New Algorithm Can Pinpoint Mutations Favored by Natural Selection in Large Sections of the Human Genome

A team of scientists has developed an algorithm that can accurately pinpoint, in large regions of the human genome, mutations favored by natural selection. The finding provides deeper insight into how evolution works, and ultimately could lead to...
19-Feb-2018 11:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Using Science and Humanities to Step Back in Time

A collaborative group of researchers from the University of California San Diego traveled to Turin, Italy recently to digitally map an entire portion of the city — complete with historic architecture, expansive murals and stunning works of art....
15-Feb-2018 7:30 AM EST Add to Favorites

Surprise Finding Points to DNA’s Role in Shaping Cells

Scientists have found that DNA executes an unexpected architectural role in shaping the cells of bacteria. Studying bacteria, the researchers used an array of experiments and technologies to reveal that DNA, beyond serving to encode genetic...
8-Feb-2018 6:00 PM EST Add to Favorites


Bringing UC San Diego’s Healthy Diet and Natural Medicine Research into the Spotlight

UC San Diego celebrates the launch of the Krupp endowment at the new Centers for Integrative Health, thanks to Richard N. Krupp’s philanthropic legacy, which may be realized at over $30 million in the coming years.
1-Feb-2018 6:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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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


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...
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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

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