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Nov 27, 2016 Chemist Matt Law and collaborators win $3.6M UC-National Laboratory Award
Professor Matt Law is lead principal investigator on a competitive research grant that was awarded $3.6M to study mesoscale materials science. This award is part of the UC National Laboratory Fees Research Program, which aims at expanding UC’s collaboration with its two affiliated national security...
Nov 22, 2016 Has your lab done the Mannequin Challenge yet?
Hillary Clinton did it on her campaign plane, hoping it would help her win. Cristiano Ronaldo undressed for it in his team's locker room. Black Lives Matter activists turned it into a powerful statement about violence. And now the latest trend to sweep the internet has hit the world of science....
Nov 21, 2016 9 UCI researchers named AAAS fellows
Nine University of California, Irvine researchers in areas ranging from anthropology and psychology to computer science and biology have been named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the world’s largest general scientific society. A total of 391 AAAS members are...
Nov 21, 2016 Cement's greenhouse gas a harm to the environment? UCI study say not so much
The key ingredient in bridges, roads, building foundations and skyscrapers – cement – has long been viewed as a significant contributor of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide. But a study released Monday by researchers at UC Irvine found that the material’s carbon footprint might not be as bad as...
Nov 21, 2016 Protein Discovery
Hundreds of brutal, efficient killers crowd Carter Butts’ home, bringing grim death to any unwise enough to venture into range. But fear not. These are magnificent bug-eating plants that populate nearly every continent.  Drosera capensis, commonly known as the cape sundew, also replicate human...
Nov 21, 2016 Mathematician Qing Nie Awarded Grant to Study Cancer Drug Resistance
Professor Qing Nie and his collaborators were awarded $455,000 from the Jayne Koskinas Ted Giovanis Foundation for Health and Policy and the Breast Cancer Research Foundation to study cancer drug resistance.  Along with an interdisciplinary team of experimental cancer biologists, engineers, and...
Nov 21, 2016 Concrete jungle functions as carbon sink, UCI and other researchers find
Irvine, Calif., Nov. 21, 2016 – Cement manufacturing is among the most carbon-intensive industrial processes, but an international team of researchers has found that over time, the widely used building material reabsorbs much of the CO2 emitted when it was made. “It sounds counterintuitive, but it’...
Nov 21, 2016 Physicist Jonathan Feng Named Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science
Professor Jonathan Feng has been honored as 2017 fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world’s largest general scientific society. He is being recognized for leadership in theoretical physics and cosmology, particularly in elucidating the nature of dark...
Nov 21, 2016 UC awards national security lab grants
The University of California announced today (Nov. 21) the award of more than $14 million in research grants and fellowships to expand UC’s scientific collaboration with its two affiliated national security laboratories. The UC National Laboratory Fees Research Program supports research projects...
Nov 18, 2016 Today's Energy System Could Blow Paris Climate Goals
JAENSCHWALDE, Germany — Amid whiffs of chemicals and the electric hum of transformers, Kraftwerk Jaenschwalde rises like an ash-colored fortress over a landscape disfigured by decades of open-pit coal mining. The communist-era colossus in eastern Germany is one of Europe's dirtiest power plants,...

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