Chemists discover ozone-boosting reaction
Barbara Finlayson-Pitts and colleagues found new chemistry that leads to increased ozone formation. AirUCI is an Environmental Molecular Sciences Institute funded by the National Science Foundation. It's a recipe for choking smog.
Imaging the inner workings of single molecules
Chemist V. Ara Apkarian and colleagues will attempt to be the first ever to record time-lapse images of single molecules. His team was awarded $20 million from the National Science Foundation toward this goal. With $20 million over five years from the National Science Foundation, UC Irvine scientists hope to become the first ever to make real-time videos of single molecules in action - a feat that has proved elusive because size and time scales are so small
Physics Begins at the Large Hadron Collider
The Large Hadron Collider has launched a new era for particle physics. Tuesday, March 30 at 1:06 p.m. Central European Summer Time (CEST) at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland the first particles collided at the record energy of seven trillion electron volts (TeV). These collisions mark the start of a decades-long LHC research program, and the beginning of the search for discoveries by thousands of scientists around the world
A Glass Half Empty
UCI hydrologist Jay Famiglietti calls much-needed attention to the dwindling groundwater supply in California and beyond. In this Q&A, he discusses new satellite technology that could help keep the wells from running dry.
Creating a buzz
UC Irvine researchers have developed the first "plastic antibodies" successfully employed in live organisms - stopping the spread of bee venom through the bloodstream of mice.