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Scientists Use Artificial Neural Networks to Predict New Stable Materials

Artificial neural networks—algorithms inspired by connections in the brain—have “learned” to perform a variety of tasks, from pedestrian detection in self-driving cars, to analyzing medical images, to translating languages. Now, researchers...
13-Sep-2018 7:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Nikon Imaging Center Opens at UC San Diego

The Nikon Imaging Center, a microscopy center providing researchers with the latest imaging technologies, has opened UC San Diego. The center provides researchers with access to the latest microscopic tools and technologies, including point-scanning...
13-Sep-2018 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Wearable Ultrasound Patch Monitors Blood Pressure Deep Inside Body

A new wearable ultrasound patch that non-invasively monitors blood pressure in arteries deep beneath the skin could help people detect cardiovascular problems earlier on and with greater precision. In tests, the patch performed as well as some...
12-Sep-2018 3:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Lytx Funds Fellowship at UC San Diego’s Rady School of Management

Lytx, a San Diego-based video telematics and analytics pioneer, has established the Lytx Graduate Fellowship for Masters of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA) students at the university’s Rady School of Management.
10-Sep-2018 7:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


UC San Diego Is the First Aira-Enabled University in the United States

Aira, a San Diego-based startup, leverages wearable technology, artificial intelligence and live, human agents, to deliver real-time visual description for people who are blind or have low vision.
5-Sep-2018 3:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites


UC San Diego and Deerfield Management Create Poseidon Innovation to Advance Disease-Curing Therapeutics

University of California San Diego and Deerfield Management announce today the creation of Poseidon Innovation, LLC to advance disease-curing therapeutics. Through Deerfield’s $65-million commitment in Poseidon, UC San Diego investigators will...
4-Sep-2018 1:15 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Lei Liang Awarded First Research Artist in Residence at UC San Diego Qualcomm Institute

World-renowned composer Lei Liang has been named the inaugural Research Artist in Residence at the UC San Diego Qualcomm Institute. Appointed for three years, the Department of Music professor will expand his research on the sonification of coral...
4-Sep-2018 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Neutrophil nanosponges soak up proteins that promote rheumatoid arthritis

Engineers have developed neutrophil “nanosponges” that can safely absorb and neutralize a variety of proteins that play a role in the progression of rheumatoid arthritis. Injections of these nanosponges effectively treated severe rheumatoid...
30-Aug-2018 2:05 PM 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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