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Oct 11, 2018 Sea ice in the central Arctic should be growing. It's not.
In the deep middle of the remote Arctic Ocean, things are amiss. With the passage of summer, the ice — diminished by the warm season — is expected to regrow as frigid temperatures envelope the Arctic.  But, this year, it's not.  Specifically, sea ice in the Central Arctic basin — a massive region...
Oct 10, 2018 Less Snow Could Be Coming To California’s Sierra Nevada Mountains
If temperatures increase in California because of climate change, snow could melt earlier in the Sierra Nevada — and you might only find it at higher elevations. In a study released this week a UC Irvine team found that if winter temperatures increase by 1 degree Celsius, it will lead to a 20...
Oct 09, 2018 Everyday Chemistry
Everyone loves rockets. I think it is safe to say that if rockets are involved, you know it’s going to be a good day. From your backyard bottle rocket to the impressive technological feats we send into space, rockets are a visually pleasing and an exciting crowd pleaser. So, it makes sense that...
Oct 08, 2018 UCI study: Reduced Sierra Nevada snowmelt runoff to threaten California agriculture
Irvine, Calif., Oct 8, 2018 — An estimated three-quarters of the water used by farms, ranches and dairies in California originates as snow in the Sierra Nevada mountain range, but the future viability of that resource is projected to be at heightened risk due to global climate change. In a study...
Oct 07, 2018 California Program Cultivates Minority Physics and Astronomy Ph.D. Students
M. Katy Rodriguez Wimberly is well into her Ph.D. program in physics at the University of California Irvine, and she gives credit to participation in a bridge program that helps underrepresented minority students earn doctoral degrees in physics and astronomy. Since 2013, Cal-Bridge has addressed...
Oct 03, 2018 NSF increases physics, astronomy scholarship funding for underserved Californians
Irvine, Calif., Oct. 3, 2018 – The University of California, Irvine is one of nine UC and 15 California State University campuses to share in an expanded five-year, $5 million grant from the National Science Foundation for scholarships through the Cal-Bridge program, which helps promising students...
Oct 02, 2018 UCI Magazine: The American Dream, Vy Dong
In Vy M. Dong’s chemistry lab, everyone is part of the family. “We have undergrads all the way up to postdoctoral fellows, many living far from home,” she says, adding that one student has a 5-year-old daughter in China and several others hail from equally distant places. “They left everything...
Oct 02, 2018 UCI scientists push microscopy to sub-molecular resolution
Irvine, Calif., Oct. 2, 2018 – Notorious asphyxiator carbon monoxide has few true admirers, but it’s favored by University of California, Irvine scientists who use it to study other molecules. With the aid of a scanning tunneling microscope, researchers in UCI’s Center for Chemistry at the Space-...
Oct 01, 2018 UCI named ‘top rising star’ by Nature Index
The Nature Index has identified UCI as the most improved institution in North America in terms of the number of papers published in high-quality journals between 2015 and 2017. The index, launched in 2014, is a database of author affiliations and institutional relationships that tracks...
Sep 27, 2018 Oxide materials discovery may advance electronic device development
Irvine, Calif., Sept. 24, 2018 –  Materials scientists at the University of California, Irvine and other institutions have made a breakthrough discovery in the study of oxide heterostructures, substances that have the potential to revolutionize advanced electronics, memory technologies and...

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