|Feb 02, 2017||
Galactic X-rays could point to dark matter proof
A small but distinctive signal in X-rays from the Milky Way could be key to proving the existence of dark matter. That is the claim of US scientists who analysed the energy spectrum of X-rays gathered by Nasa's Chandra satellite. They found more X-ray photons with a particular energy than would be...
|Feb 01, 2017||
Egg Unboiled - The Loh Down On Science
Can you UN-BOIL an egg? And why would you want to? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science, saying: Biochemists at the University of California, Irvine, can. As to why—? One word: Proteins. Nowadays, proteins made in labs are used for everything from making cheese to treating cancer....
|Jan 31, 2017||
Increasing factory and auto emissions disrupt natural cycle in East China Sea
Irvine, Calif., Jan. 31, 2017 – China’s rapid ascent to global economic superpower is taking a toll on some of its ancient ways. For millennia, people have patterned their lives and diets around the vast fisheries of the East China Sea, but now those waters are increasingly threatened by human-...
|Jan 23, 2017||
A guiding light
Franklin Dollar was born on the wrong side of the digital divide. “I’m a member of the Dry Creek Band of Pomo Indians,” he says. “I grew up on a small reservation near Geyserville, California, with no running water, no electricity and no internet access.” Such conditions no doubt prevent many...
|Jan 18, 2017||
UCI researchers map oceanic troughs below ice sheets in West Antarctica
Irvine, Calif., Jan. 18, 2017 – University of California, Irvine glaciologists have uncovered large oceanic valleys beneath some of the massive glaciers flowing into the Amundsen Sea in West Antarctica. Carved by earlier advances of ice during colder periods, the subsurface troughs enable warm,...
|Jan 17, 2017||
Tell Trump: Combat climate change
As the inauguration nears, KCRW is asking locals what they’d like to tell Trump before he takes office. For Michael Prather, a professor of Earth System Science at UC Irvine, climate change is top of mind. He says that science around climate change is always evolving and although the situation is...
|Jan 12, 2017||
Each morning by 8 and again at night, UCI doctoral student Zachary Labe pushes a button, and the latest satellite data on Arctic sea ice unfurls on his computer screen. If it’s anomalous – that’s the scientific term for not normal – he plots it on a brightly colored custom graph and tweets it out...
|Jan 12, 2017||
Ahead of the curve
From Nobel Prize-winning findings about the planet’s rapidly changing atmosphere to innovative technologies and solutions, the campus is ahead of the curve on the most daunting challenges of our time. Surging king tides and fiercer storms along the West Coast are being plotted on real-time three-...
|Jan 10, 2017||
Chemist gets Presidential Early Career Award
Aaron Esser-Kahn, UCI assistant professor of chemistry, has won a 2017 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists & Engineers, the U.S. government’s highest honor for science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their independent research careers. The grants are bestowed...
|Jan 10, 2017||
Presidential Early Career Award goes to Jenny Yang
Jenny Yang, UCI assistant professor of chemistry, has received a 2017 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists & Engineers, the U.S. government’s highest honor for science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their independent research careers. The president bestows the...