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Researchers Reveal Switch Used in Plant Defense Against Animal Attack

Researchers have identified the first key biological switch that sounds an alarm in plants when plant-eating animals attack. The mechanism will help unlock a trove of new strategies for improved plant health, from countering crop pest damage to...
24-Nov-2020 8:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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52 UC San Diego Researchers Are Named Highly Cited in 2020 Listing

Fifty-two faculty members and researchers at the University of California San Diego are among the world’s most influential in their fields according to Clarivate Plc.
23-Nov-2020 6:50 PM EST Add to Favorites

Gordon Bell Special Prize for COVID-19 Research Announced

A research team, including scientists from UC San Diego, Argonne National Laboratory and Oak Ridge National Laboratory, wins the Gordon Bell Special Prize for High Performance Computing-Based COVID-19 Research, presented during the SC20 virtual...
20-Nov-2020 3:30 PM EST Add to Favorites

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University of California Health and UC San Diego Launch Only Accredited Milk Bank in Southwest

Pasteurized, donated breast milk is critical for feeding sick or premature infants. Operated by UC San Diego Health and located in the San Diego Blood Bank, the new facility represents one of the first groundbreaking partnerships between a blood...
19-Nov-2020 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Upgraded radar can enable self-driving cars to see clearly no matter the weather

A new kind of radar could make it possible for self-driving cars to navigate safely in bad weather. Electrical engineers at the University of California San Diego developed a clever way to improve the imaging capability of existing radar sensors so...
17-Nov-2020 3:15 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Experimenting in space to help prevent mudslides here on Earth

What can the International Space Station teach us about mudslides here on Earth? Here is the connection: UC San Diego engineers are trying to better understand the role gravity plays in mudslides. That is why in 18 months, they will launch an...
17-Nov-2020 8:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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New U.S. Strategy Unveiled for a Smart Competition with China in Science and Tech

The United States’ global leadership on science technology faces formidable competition from the People’s Republic of China; however the U.S. can take actions to maintain its competitive edge while enhancing innovation and protecting national...
16-Nov-2020 8:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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SDSC Receives Two ‘Best’ HPCwire Awards for 2020

The San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at the University of California San Diego received two HPCwire awards for 2020, including ‘Best Use of HPC (High-Performance Computing) in the Cloud’, and ‘Best Use of HPC in Energy’.
16-Nov-2020 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Does Remote Instruction Make Cheating Easier?

Today, colleges across the nation are making critical decisions for the coming academic year. For some, all courses will be online; for others, the decision may be to have some classes offered in person, and the rest conducted in remote or hybrid...
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Understanding the ethics of genetic engineering – let our experts at UC San Diego explain

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

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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...
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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...
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