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Nov 19, 2018 UCI and Singapore researchers find source of 2015 Southeast Asia smoke cloud
Irvine, Calif., Nov. 19, 2018 – Smoke from widespread fires in Indonesia in the summer and fall of 2015 hung heavily over major urban centers in Southeast Asia, causing adverse health effects for millions of people. The afflicted could not have known that the polluted air they were breathing...
Nov 13, 2018 How One City Kickstarted the Ozone’s Recovery
In July 1989, a small city in Orange County, California, took a bold step. Barely 20 years old and with a population of just over 100,000, Irvine decided to jumpstart the municipal effort to save Earth from a giant hole ripping through the atmosphere. In a 4 to 1 vote, Irvine’s city council...
Oct 31, 2018 Walter A. Rosenblith New Investigator Award announced
Manabu Shiraiwa, who was recently promoted to associate professor in the Department of Chemistry at the University of California, Irvine, was selected to receive HEI’s 2018 Walter A. Rosenblith New Investigator Award for his proposal “Formation of Reactive Oxygen Species by Organic Aerosols and...
Oct 30, 2018 UCI scientists discover technique for manipulating magnets at nanoscale
Physicists from the University of California, Irvine have discovered a new way to control magnets at the nanometer scale by electric current. This breakthrough, detailed in a paper published today in Nature Nanotechnology, may pave the way for the next generation of energy-efficient computers and...
Oct 18, 2018 Movers and shakers
These 16 institutions were selected from among the most improved institutions in the Nature Index between 2015 and 2017. Some showed exceptional absolute and relative growth in their overall contribution to the papers in the journals tracked by the index, measured by fractional count (FC), whereas...
Oct 18, 2018 Tiny Nanoparticles to Treat a Huge Problem: Snakebites
An Epi-Pen to treat a snakebite? It’s still a distant dream, but a Californian chemist and Costa Rican venom expert are reporting progress in a novel effort to make injectable nanoparticles that can neutralize snake venom and can be carried in backpacks. In a recent study in PLOS Neglected Tropical...
Oct 18, 2018 Chemistry Professor Jenny Yang named 2018 CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholar
Chemistry Professor Jenny Yang named 2018 CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholar Jenny Yang, Assistant Professor of Chemistry at the University of Irvine, has been named among the 2018 Class of CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars  by the Canadian Institute For Advanced Research (CIFAR).The two-year CIFAR Azrieli...
Oct 17, 2018 Nine new faculty members join the UCI School of Physical Sciences
Ranging from high frequency trading and cancer research to neutrinos and the exploration of habitable planets, the new faculty members bring transformative research and innovation to the School of Physical Sciences. The new team members are:              Elizabeth Bess Assistant Professor, UCI...
Oct 16, 2018 Beer shortage due to climate change? Yes, it could happen
This is not a drill: As climate change worsens, there could be a beer shortage. A study published Monday that looked at beer's growing popularity and a potential decline in barley harvests linked to climate change showed prices for beer could double, or even triple, in countries including the U.S....
Oct 16, 2018 Thanks to Climate Change, Beer Will Go the Way of Bees, Chocolate and Coffee
As a recent and very dire United Nations report on climate change made clear, rising global temperatures are poised to cause a host of catastrophic effects—extreme heat, floods, increased poverty—within the foreseeable future. If that wasn’t enough to get you worried, consider this: a new study has...

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