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Oct 20, 2010 Environment: Mexico's scientist in chief
Cab drivers have heard of him. Political leaders seek his advice. Strangers often shake his hand in a mixture of congratulations and thanks. Such is the fame of Mario Molina, the 67-year-old chemist who has become something of a national icon in his hometown of Mexico City. More than four decades...
Oct 18, 2010 Astronaut with O.C. ties glad to be home
Back safe and sound after five and a half months in space, astronaut Tracy Caldwell Dyson said she found it difficult to leave the International Space Station. “When I was leaving the station, I was really afraid I was going to be a blubbering fool,” Caldwell Dyson said of her return to Earth on a...
Oct 14, 2010 Alien chatter? Bigger signal is better
If alien beings are broadcasting from deep space, they might be using far different signals than scientists have been searching for: powerful broadband pulses, or “beacons.” In fact, they’ve earned the nickname “Benford beacons” since twin brothers Gregory Benford, a science-fiction writer and a...
Oct 10, 2010 Will we find another earth in 10 years?
To celebrate 10-10-10, The Register asked some smart people around town for 10 ideas of what life would be like in 10 years loosely within their own area of expertise. Reporter Pat Brennan got these 10 notions on the future of space research from James S. Bullock, professor of physics and astronomy...
Oct 05, 2010 UCI’s doctoral programs on the fast track
UC Irvine doctoral programs in everything from the farthest reaches of the universe to the inner recesses of the brain ranked highly in the National Research Council report made public this week. Data collected by the NRC in 2006 from 200 institutions formed the basis of the survey, which is...
Oct 04, 2010 Sign of warming: harder rain, higher rivers
Rainfall is intensifying, rivers are rising and water flow into the ocean is increasing rapidly, a new UC Irvine study shows — a possible “warning sign” of higher sea levels and global warming. Satellite and surface measurements over 13 years revealed an 18 percent increase in the flow of water...
Oct 04, 2010 First-of-its-kind study finds alarming increase in flow of water into oceans
Freshwater is flowing into Earth’s oceans in greater amounts every year, a team of researchers has found, thanks to more frequent and extreme storms linked to global warming. All told, 18 percent more water fed into the world’s oceans from rivers and melting polar ice sheets in 2006 than in 1994,...
Sep 30, 2010 UCI’s School of Physical Sciences among tops in NRC study of doctoral programs
The National Research Council rated a number of UC Irvine doctoral programs among the top in the country with its release today of its first such study in 15 years. Data collected by the NRC in 2006 from 200 institutions formed the basis of the survey. It is designed to provide a more comprehensive...
Sep 30, 2010 UCI science programs get top ranking
UC Irvine gained top rankings this week for several of its doctoral programs, including Earth System Science, home of the university’s climate researchers. The rankings, from the National Research Council, place UCI’s School of Physical Sciences among the nation’s best. That included all four of...
Sep 30, 2010 Uhlmann Earns Clay Institute, UC Berkeley Chancellor’s Scholarships
UC Irvine Mathematics Professor Gunther Uhlmann has received two prestigious awards - the MSRI/UC Berkeley Chancellor's Award and he has been named one of six senior scholars for 2010-11 by the Clay Institute.   Chancellor's Scholarships are awarded to top researchers who are also known for their...

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