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Experimental "fire-safe" fuel won't ignite unless electrified

New Atlas |
As any car-chase action movie will tell you, the gasoline used in our vehicles is flammable, explosive stuff. However, scientists working with Michael Zachariah, UCR chemical engineering professor, have created a new combustible fuel which stays safely non-flammable for transport and storage.
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How to grow a more resilient garden in a changing climate

Marin Independent Journal |
UCR scientists are researching the response of roots to flood stress; a key finding is that the roots of rice, a perennial, produce the lipid molecule suberin that helps water reach the shoots and helps oxygen in the shoots reach the roots. Research continues to determine if suberin can help plants combat climate change.  
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Scientists invent fireproof fuel

Boing Boing |
Chemical engineering Professor Michael Zachariah and his colleagues at UCR have invented a new type of "safe" fuel that won't ignite unless an electric current is applied, making it safer than conventional fuels that can ignite from a flame.
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UC Riverside unveils $100 million new education building

NBC Los Angeles |
The University of California, Riverside's School of Medicine is marking its 10th anniversary with a significant building expansion that will cater to the increasing demand for Inland Empire healthcare professionals.
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Meet the Climate-Defying Fruits and Vegetables in Your Future

The New York Times |
The Luna UCR, a new, more environmentally friendly avocado that has been 50 years in the making, may dominate American guacamole bowls in the future. The new trees are slender, shorter and have a smaller footprint. Luna trees use less water, a big advantage for a fruit that requires extensive irrigation. They also produce more fruit on less land.
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As California's toxic Salton Sea shrinks, it's raising health alarms for the surrounding community

CBS News |
David Lo, a UCR professor of biomedical sciences, led a study last year that determined the Salton Sea itself is responsible for the high incidence of asthma for those who live near it. It found that the contaminants in the sea could be causing lung inflammation in surrounding residents.
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Hyped up alien claims risk undermining future ET discoveries

Axios |
Unscientific claims of alien life and far-from-confirmed findings risk undermining the possible moment when life somewhere in the universe is discovered. "There should be a lot of value assigned to that finding," said Eddie Schwieterman, a UCR astrobiologist.
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Scientists discover COVID's weakness

MSN / |
UCR scientists Jiayu Liao and Quanqing Zhang have identified what may be considered as COVID's ultimate weakness: the virus's reliance on essential human proteins to replicate and, subsequently, its ability to make individuals ill.