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Dec 06, 2010 Students at the University of California, Irvine, Win Tree Campus USA's Text for Trees Contest
Nearly 100 UC Irvine students participated in the Tree Campus USA event on campus last month, planting 50 trees in Aldrich Park. UC Irvine will receive an additional $2,500 worth of trees because its students won the Text for Trees challenge. UC Irvine will receive the free trees in the spring from...
Dec 02, 2010 International Award Goes to de Figueiredo
Calit2 academic affiliate Rui J.P. de Figueiredo, electrical engineering and computer science and mathematics research professor, has been awarded the Golomb/Chilingar “Giants of Science and Engineering” Medal of Honor by the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences. The prestigious international honor...
Nov 23, 2010 Does the universe have a dark side?
The mysterious and still-unidentified material known as dark matter could form an invisible universe hidden within our own — complete with its own light, also invisible to human eyes or instruments. The fascinating possibility is discussed by UC Irvine theoretical physicist Jonathan Feng in this...
Nov 14, 2010 The future according to Popular Mechanics
Dresses made of asbestos, nuclear-powered airplanes, personal jetpacks and houses that use artificial light so it's always a bright summer day: These are some of the ways people of the past envisioned the world of the future. These images come from the now-musty pages of Popular Mechanics magazine...
Nov 12, 2010 Sharper images
It was an offer physics professor Gary Chanan couldn't refuse: a chance to participate in the University of California's effort to build the world's largest telescopes. Chanan joined UC Irvine in 1985 to work on the twin 10-meter telescopes at the W.M. Keck Observatory in Hawaii — a joint venture...
Nov 12, 2010 UCI, other scientists find new galaxies through cosmic alignment
UC Irvine astronomers, along with scientists across the globe, are discovering hundreds of new galaxies through brighter galaxies in front of them that deflect their faint light back to the massive Herschel telescope. This effect, identified by Albert Einstein a century ago, is known as cosmic...
Nov 08, 2010 Scientists Find New Galaxies Through Cosmic Alignment
UC Irvine astronomers, along with scientists across the globe, are discovering hundreds of new galaxies through brighter galaxies in front of them that deflect their faint light back to the massive Herschel telescope. This effect, identified by Albert Einstein a century ago, is known as cosmic...
Nov 05, 2010 Weird weather: a sign of global warming?
More lightning and thunder in a single day than we typically see in a year. Drenching rain in what was supposed to be a dry fall. An oddly cool summer, then record heat in November. Is Orange County's wild weather somehow linked to planetary warming? Or is asking such a question falling prey to a...
Nov 04, 2010 Space telescope spots 'invisible' galaxies
Five distant galaxies so choked with dust that they are completely invisible at optical wavelengths have been spotted at submillimetre wavelengths by the European Space Agency's Herschel telescope. Because the dust is generated by young stars, such galaxies could open a new window on the universe's...
Nov 02, 2010 UCI names John Hemminger vice chancellor for research
Nationally renowned chemist John Hemminger has been named UC Irvine's new vice chancellor for research, replacing longtime faculty member Sue Bryant in one of the biggest roles at the campus. In the new position, Hemminger, who has served as dean of the university's physical science school since...

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