Content Authored by: Holly Ober

Study identifies new temperature sensing mechanism in plants

Phytochrome foci have different behaviors at different temperatures and types of light

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

Removing the novel coronavirus from the water cycle

Scientists call for more research to understand whether water treatment methods kill the virus responsible for the COVID-19 pandemic

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

The shutdown brought bluer skies but more nighttime ozone to the Inland Empire

Air quality improvements lead to unique atmospheric chemical behavior

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

Ancestor of all animals identified in Australian fossils

A wormlike creature that lived more than 555 million years ago is the earliest bilaterian

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

This UC Riverside professor was ready for the shift to online instruction

Frank Vahid has been using web-based teaching tools and incorporating online instruction into his courses since 2012

Making ‘soft’ robots work harder

A new robot developed at UC Riverside can navigate uneven surfaces with silicone legs

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

Fast-charging damages electric car batteries

Just 25 industry-standard fast charging cycles can ruin a car’s batteries

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

Some domesticated plants ignore beneficial soil microbes

Domestication yielded bigger crops often at the expense of plant microbiomes

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

A possible end to ‘forever’ chemicals

Excess electrons could help break the strong chemical bonds in products that contaminate water supplies

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

Flower faithful native bee makes a reliable pollinator

Just like us, the humble sweat bee has a daily routine

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

Highlander Venture Fund invests in Basilard BioTech

The UC Riverside-based startup will use the investment to develop next-generation prototypes

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology, Business

Hot in 2020: Riverside’s startup scene

UC Riverside has helped the city become a testing ground for the technology of the future

By Holly Ober | | Business

FarmSense invited to UC Startup Pitch Showcase

The UC Riverside entrepreneurs are in the running for $10 million in funding

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology, Business

Can I mix those chemicals? There’s an app for that!

New technology can find the safest way to store and dispose of reactive chemicals

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

The Hechinger Report writes about UC Riverside’s commercialization efforts

UC Riverside is one the universities making it easier for new discoveries to benefit the public

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology, Business

Clearing the air (inside your car)

UC Riverside research can improve car cabin air quality and help you choose your next car

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

Riverside makes Inc.’s top 50 Surge Cities list

UC Riverside drives the fast pace of entrepreneurship

By Holly Ober | | Business

UC Riverside biotech startup will mass-produce engineered cells

The licensed technology is a tipping point for emerging lifesaving therapies

By Holly Ober | | Business, Science / Technology

Making higher-energy light to fight cancer

Researchers use nontoxic silicon nanocrystals to convert low-energy photons into high-energy ones, bringing scientists closer to developing photodynamic treatments for cancer

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

Earthquakes, chickens, and bugs, oh my!

New big data algorithms improve earthquake detection; monitor livestock health and agricultural pests

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology