|Aug 15, 2016||
UCI physicists confirm possible discovery of fifth force of nature
Recent findings indicating the possible discovery of a previously unknown subatomic particle may be evidence of a fifth fundamental force of nature, according to a paper published in the journal Physical Review Letters by theoretical physicists at the University of California, Irvine. “If true, it’...
|Aug 12, 2016||
Surveyed scientists debunk chemtrails conspiracy theory
The world’s leading atmospheric scientists overwhelmingly deny the existence of a secret, elite-driven plot to release harmful chemicals into the air from high-flying aircraft, according to the first peer-reviewed journal paper to address the “chemtrails” conspiracy theory. Researchers from the...
|Aug 09, 2016||
Are you tired of your cell phone not holding a charge anymore? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science, saying: Scientists are too. So they're trying to make better batteries using nanowires. Nanowires are tiny, about one-thousand times thinner than a human hair. This means they...
|Jul 27, 2016||
James Nowick named to 2016 class of ACS fellows
The American Chemical Society has named James Nowick, UCI professor and chair of chemistry, to its 2016 class of fellows. He is one of 57 distinguished scientists chosen as ACS fellows this year for “outstanding accomplishments in chemistry and important contributions to ACS, the world’s largest...
|Jul 21, 2016||
Scientists turn old plastic bottles into fuel
Millions of tons of plastic garbage pollute our world. What if we could turn them into fuel instead? That's the ambitious plan of a team of scientists from the University of California, Irvine (UCI), and the Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry (SIOC) in China.The technique involves breaking...
|Jul 07, 2016||
NASA to Deploy Flying Laboratory in Around-the-World Greenhouse Gas Study
When it comes to research, NASA's DC-8 jetliner is the only way to fly. The plane resembles a typical commercial airliner from the outside, except for the giant NASA logo on its tail. But inside, it's loaded with cutting-edge tools that will be used to study greenhouse gases during a 26-day journey...
|Jun 30, 2016||
Remember the Ozone Hole? Now There's Proof It's Healing.
After three decades of observation, scientists have finally found the first fingerprints of healing in the notorious Southern Hemisphere ozone hole. In 1974, Mario Molina and Sherwood Rowland, two chemists at the University of California, Irvine, published an article in Nature detailing...
|Jun 29, 2016||
El Niño could drive intense season for Amazon fires
The long-lasting effects of El Niño are projected to cause an intense fire season in the Amazon, according to the 2016 seasonal forecast from scientists at NASA and the University of California, Irvine. El Niño conditions in 2015 and early 2016 altered rainfall patterns around the world. In the...
|Jun 24, 2016||
UC Irvine Scientists Develop New Method in Converting Plastic Garbage to Liquid Fuel
A team of researchers from the University of California, Irvine and the Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry (SIOC) in China has devised a new method of converting millions of tons of plastic garbage into liquid fuels. The new method, described in a paper published in the journal Science...
|Jun 24, 2016||
Irving S. Sigal Postdoctoral Fellowship - Current Recipient
The American Chemical Society, the world’s largest scientific society, has awarded the 11th Irving S. Sigal Postdoctoral Fellowship (2016-2018) to Dr. Lisa Olshansky. Lisa completed her doctoral studies in 2015, under the supervision of Professor Daniel G. Nocera at Massachusetts Institute of...