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Oct 20, 2017 Measuring Earth's Meltdown
“Come quickly – look at the glacier!” urges UC Irvine researcher Isabella Velicogna, running to the bow of the Cape Race to gaze at the massive, crumbling face of Eqip Sermia. She’s stunned by what she sees. “So much is gone since a year ago. All that land over there was covered with ice last time...
Oct 12, 2017 Alexander Chernyshev elected Fellow of the American Physical Society
Physics Professor Alexander Chernyshev has been elected 2017 Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS) for outstanding contributions to his field. The number of APS Fellows elected each year is limited to no more than one half of one percent of the membership. Dr. Chernyshev is a theoretician,...
Oct 11, 2017 UCI chemist helps create tool that anticipates molecular actions
An international team of scientists including Kieron Burke, UCI professor of chemistry, has created a machine-learning algorithm that predicts molecular behavior. The breakthrough may aid in the development of pharmaceuticals and materials to enhance the performance of batteries, solar cells and...
Sep 26, 2017 The weak underbelly of a giant Antarctic ice sheet just lost a berg more than four times the size of Manhattan
We’ve now got yet another worrying sign that human-caused warming is causing the behemoth West Antarctic Ice Sheet to come unglued, threatening to raise sea level by 10 feet over time. You can see that sign in the image above from the Sentinel-1 satellite. The image shows a 103-square-mile tabular...
Sep 21, 2017 Focused on the future
This fall, first-generation college students will make up more than half of UCI’s incoming class: 52 percent of California-resident freshmen and 54 percent of transfers. Those majoring in science, technology, engineering or math are in the spotlight this year as UCI focuses on helping first-gen...
Sep 20, 2017 Little green flashes unlock secrets of catalytic reactions
UCI researchers have devised a new fluorescence microscopy technique for observing individual molecules during catalytic reactions. Their work, published recently in the prestigious German journal Angewandte Chemie, is aimed at helping scientists and engineers better understand the fundamental...
Sep 18, 2017 ‘Fingerprinting’ the Ocean to Predict Devastating Sea Level Rise
Scientists are "fingerprinting" sea level rise around the world in an effort to identify coastal areas most at risk from devastating storm surge, as hurricanes grow increasingly destructive. Warming ocean temperatures due to climate change can fuel more powerful storms. Hurricane-force winds push...
Sep 07, 2017 UCI, JPL investigators find direct evidence of sea level ‘fingerprints’
Irvine, Calif., Sept. 7, 2017 – Researchers from the University of California, Irvine and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory have reported the first observation of sea level “fingerprints,” tell-tale differences in sea level rise around the world in response to changes in continental water and ice...
Aug 30, 2017 Richard Schoen Announced as the Winner of the 2017 Lobachevsky Medal and Prize
The news was made public during a press conference on August 29th. Chairman of the International Jury, KFU Professor Marat Arslanov shared his impressions, “All the world knew about this contest – universities of USA, UK, Norway, Germany, Czechia, Israel, Russia, etc. This is evidenced by a...
Aug 22, 2017 This Artist's New Landscape Studies Are of Melting Glaciers
Photographer Justin Brice Guariglia’s studio in the Gowanus neighborhood of Brooklyn is a high-ceilinged warehouse with a single skylight shielded from the heat of a summer day. A single image is mounted on the back wall, a 16-foot-tall rectangle covered in an abstract, textured pattern in white...

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