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May 10, 2016 Aaron Esser-Kahn Named 2016 Junior Investigator by ICTS
The Institute for Clinical and Translational Science is pleased to name Dr. Aaron Esser-Kahn the 2016 Junior Investigator of the Year. This award is given to an exceptional UC Irvine investigator whose work is focused on the biomedical sciences and who has contributed substantial new insights and...
May 09, 2016 UCI sleuths search the seas for soot
Irvine, Calif., May 9, 2016 – Earth system scientists from the University of California, Irvine have taken water samples from the north Pacific, north and south Atlantic, and Arctic oceans in search of repositories of black carbon, soot from burning biomass and diesel engines, among other sources....
May 06, 2016 What would it take to become a real-life superhero?
(CNN)- If watching "Captain America: Civil War" this weekend revives your childhood dreams of becoming a superhero, technology may be on your side to make it happen -- but science is a little more discouraging. Technologically speaking, becoming Iron Man could be feasible by enhancing your strength...
May 05, 2016 ALMA 'Weighs' Monster Black Hole to Highest Precision
Though we know black holes are kinda big, how do astronomers measure their mass? It’s not as if we can go out there and simply “weigh” them. Fortunately, astronomers have many tricky ways to work out the mass of objects in the universe and black holes are no exception. Using the biggest and most...
May 05, 2016 UCI astronomers determine precise mass of a giant black hole
Irvine, Calif., May 5, 2016 – Astronomers from the University of California, Irvine and other universities have derived a highly precise measurement of the mass of a black hole at the center of a nearby giant elliptical galaxy. Working with high-resolution data from the Atacama Large Millimeter/...
May 03, 2016 A “Clean” Start for First KORUS-AQ Flights
After years of preparation, on Monday, May 2, the three KORUS-AQ aircraft (NASA B-200, NASA DC-8, and the Hanseo King-Air) took off for their first coordinated science flights over South Korea. More than 50 scientists, pilots and crew from NASA and the Republic of Korea were aboard the three...
May 03, 2016 Unboiling an Egg in Science Channel
Apr 27, 2016 Solving problems
“OK, everybody, listen up. If a community outreach program serves 25 middle school students in its first year, what is the percentage rate of growth if there are 100 participants in year two?” It’s another Wednesday afternoon, time for more challenging word problems for sixth-, seventh- and eighth-...
Apr 25, 2016 A Madman Dreams of Tuning Machines: The Story of Joseph Weber, the Tragic Hero of Science Who Followed Einstein’s Vision and Pioneered the Sound of Space-Time
In his groundbreaking 1915 paper on general relativity, Albert Einstein envisioned gravitational waves — ripples in the fabric of space-time caused by astronomic events of astronomical energy. Although fundamental to our understanding of the universe, gravitational waves were a purely theoretical...
Apr 22, 2016 UCI and JPL find melting of Greenland’s glaciers worse than previously thought
rvine, Calif., April 22, 2016 – Many large glaciers in Greenland are at greater risk of melting from below than previously thought, according to new maps of the seafloor around Greenland created by an international research team. Like other recent research findings, the maps highlight the critical...

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