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Jul 05, 2010 UC Irvine: BP spill polluting the air
Gulf oil spill is bubbling up and polluting the air with fuel-vapor contaminants, according to UC Irvine researchers who captured air samples as their plane flew above the disaster zone. While scientists are still assessing the chemical concentrations in their samples, they have found traces of ...
Jul 02, 2010 BP oil disaster at 75 days
For 75 days now, crude oil has been gushing into the Gulf of Mexico from the wreck of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig. While BP and the US government have done everything possible to downplay and obscure the amount of oil that has spilled out, estimates range as high as 150,000,000 to 200,000,000...
Jul 01, 2010 Space station astronaut shares emotions
There was an emotional moment in a live interview I had Friday with Tracy Caldwell Dyson, an astronaut aboard the International Space Station who has Orange County ties. Dyson, 40, who graduated from Cal State Fullerton and spent time as a researcher at UC Irvine, has spoken to the Register before...
Jul 01, 2010 UCI physics researcher has laser eye for business
Judging from his cluttered laboratory, you'd expect UCI physics professor Roger McWilliams to be an absent-minded tinkerer. A frizzy-haired brainiac with coke-bottle eyeglasses would be at home in the lab's maze of high-voltage coils, electromagnets, lasers, plasma generators and ion transporters....
Jun 27, 2010 Gulf oil spill: Air pollution a new health concern
Public outrage over the BP oil spill fouling the Gulf of Mexico has focused on water pollution. But an air pollution health threat may also be serious, according to UCI researchers. A team of UCI scientists, including Nobel laureate F. Sherwood Rowland and Chemistry department Chairman Donald...
Jun 22, 2010 22nd annual Computerworld Honors Program names 2010 laureates
Ronald D. Hubbard, senior director of external relations & development in UC Irvine’s School of Physical Sciences, is among 151 laureates named recently by the Computerworld Honors Program. He was recognized for his work on a case study outlining collaboration between UCI dark particle...
Ancient Aliens Episode: UCI Professor puts century old instructions for making a battery to the test
History Channel Aired: September 3, 2016
Dark Matter Mysteries: A True Game of Shadows
It's a troubling time to be looking for the universe's missing matter. On the face of it, it shouldn't be. Deep underground, several experiments have been buzzing with possible sightings of dark matter, the hitherto invisible stuff that is believed to make up around 85 per cent of all matter in the...

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