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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 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 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 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...
Oct 15, 2018 Global warming will have us crying in what’s left of our beer
Irvine, Calif., Oct. 15, 2018  — On top of rising sea levels, stronger hurricanes and worsening wildfires, scientists project that human-caused climate change will result in one of the most dire consequences imaginable: a disruption in the global beer supply. In a study published today in Nature...
Oct 15, 2018 Alumni converge under the stars at the Griffith Observatory
The School of Physical Sciences, Henry Samueli School of Engineering, and Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences hosted 250 guests at the Los Angeles Griffith Observatory on the evening of August 27th  where, alumni, faculty, and friends gathered beneath a clear sky and glittering...
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...

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