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Dec 10, 2018 Scientists share the most dangerous things they work with
You might expect scientists to encounter hazards out in the field. But laboratories aren’t safe havens either. We asked researchers about the most dangerous things they work with. 1. Liquid Helium ↑ Jenny Ardelean, graduate student in mechanical engineering at Columbia University To study the...
Dec 06, 2018 Series of Pacific storms raises hopes for a wet El Nino Season
LOS ANGELES — Southern California was in the midst of its fourth rain event of the season this week and with another expected next week, some experts believe the arrival of the weather phenomenon known as El Niño could be imminent. While it may be too early to link the Pacific storms to El Niño,...
Dec 06, 2018 Seven UCI Researchers named AAAS fellows
Irvine, Calif., Nov. 28, 2018 — Seven University of California, Irvine researchers in areas ranging from engineering and chemistry to sociology and anthropology have been named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the world’s largest general scientific society. A...
Nov 19, 2018 UCI and Singapore researchers find source of 2015 Southeast Asia smoke cloud
Irvine, Calif., Nov. 19, 2018 – Smoke from widespread fires in Indonesia in the summer and fall of 2015 hung heavily over major urban centers in Southeast Asia, causing adverse health effects for millions of people. The afflicted could not have known that the polluted air they were breathing...
Nov 13, 2018 How One City Kickstarted the Ozone’s Recovery
In July 1989, a small city in Orange County, California, took a bold step. Barely 20 years old and with a population of just over 100,000, Irvine decided to jumpstart the municipal effort to save Earth from a giant hole ripping through the atmosphere. In a 4 to 1 vote, Irvine’s city council...
Oct 31, 2018 Walter A. Rosenblith New Investigator Award announced
Manabu Shiraiwa, who was recently promoted to associate professor in the Department of Chemistry at the University of California, Irvine, was selected to receive HEI’s 2018 Walter A. Rosenblith New Investigator Award for his proposal “Formation of Reactive Oxygen Species by Organic Aerosols and...
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 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 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...

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