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Apr 20, 2016 All powered up
Irvine, Calif., April 20, 2016 — University of California, Irvine researchers have invented nanowire-based battery material that can be recharged hundreds of thousands of times, moving us closer to a battery that would never require replacement. The breakthrough work could lead to commercial...
Apr 12, 2016 Debate Intensifies Over Dark Disk Theory
In 1932, the Dutch astronomer Jan Oort tallied the stars in the Milky Way and found that they came up short. Judging by the way the stars bob up and down like horses on a carousel as they go around the plane of the galaxy, Oort calculated that there ought to be twice as much matter gravitationally...
Apr 07, 2016 National Science Foundation awards UCI $1 million for physics scholarships
Irvine, Calif., April 7, 2016 – The National Science Foundation this week awarded nearly $1 million to the University of California, Irvine for scholarships and research into the best ways to support low-income students in physics. The five-year project will provide at least 60 scholarships to...
Apr 05, 2016 Chemist Jennifer Prescher receives ACS Rising Star Award
Assistant professor Jennifer Prescher is one of ten females nationally to receive a 2016 Rising Star Award from the American Chemical Society’s (ACS) Women Chemist Committee. This distinct honor recognizes outstanding early- to mid-career women scientists who have demonstrated outstanding promise...
Mar 28, 2016 UCI scientists receive $8 million to help develop Q fever vaccine
Irvine, Calif., March 28, 2016 — A University of California, Irvine scientific team led by infectious diseases researchers Philip Felgner and Aaron Esser-Kahn has received $8 million from the U.S. Department of Defense’s Defense Threat Reduction Agency to help develop a new vaccine for Q fever....
Mar 28, 2016 UCI researchers win $8 million grant to find vaccine for Q fever
A UC Irvine research team has won an $8 million grant to help develop a vaccine for the military that could protect troops in germ warfare, the university announced Monday. The U.S. Department of Defense’s Defense Threat Reduction Agency awarded the grant to Philip Felgner, adjunct professor of...
Mar 25, 2016 First study of Aliso Canyon leak confirms it was the largest methane leak in U.S. history
Updated | Juli Gallaher didn’t think twice when Donald Blake asked her to help collect air samples from locations where her Porter Ranch neighbors reported smelling gas. She’d known Blake, an atmospheric chemist at the University of California, Irvine, for years. Plus, she wanted to know for sure:...
Mar 25, 2016 LA's Methane Leak Was the Biggest in US History
When Steven Conley first circled the cloud pouring out of a ruptured Los Angeles natural gas reservoir, he was shocked at the numbers his instruments were recording. "Right away, I knew it was something strange. Either this was an equipment problem, or this was an off-the-scale, huge leak," said...
Mar 07, 2016 Star power
Occupying a nondescript building on the outskirts of suburban Orange County that looks more like a warehouse than a superhero’s lair, a team of scientists and engineers believe they’re on a path to saving the planet. They work for Tri Alpha Energy, a company with deep connections to the University...
Mar 05, 2016 Storify: Methane Gas Leak Studies
Two recent studies by UC Irvine researchers look at the damaging effects of methane gas leaks. One mapped methane gas leaks across the LA Basin. Another showed the Aliso Canyon natural gas well blowout caused the nation's largest methane release.  To view a collection of media coverage go to: https...

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