Content Authored by: Holly Ober

Polymer film protects from electromagnetic radiation, signal interference

The breakthrough combines excellent electromagnetic shielding with ease of manufacture and electrical isolation

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

On safari at UC Riverside

Wildlife experts explain why you won’t meet mountain lions in the Botanic Gardens

By Holly Ober | | University, Science / Technology

How to burst your bubble: broadening your social media horizons

A computer scientist explains how our online behavior drives us into echo chambers

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

Optical pre-processing makes computer vision more robust and energy efficient

Hybrid neural network can reconstruct Arabic or Japanese characters that it hasn’t seen before

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

Cruise buyers’ counterintuitive response to prices could help the industry rebound post-pandemic

The post-pandemic cruise industry should plan ticket sales to attract loyalists, who book early in advance and are less price sensitive

By Holly Ober | | Business

Common pipe alloy can form cancer-causing chemical in drinking water

Water disinfectant reacts with chromium in iron pipes to form hexavalent chromium

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

Simple new testing method aims to improve time-release drugs

Glass tuning-fork-shaped tubing gives accurate, continuous measurements of drug dissolution

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

A robot that tells growers when to water crops is on the way

Researchers are creating an autonomous mobile robot to sample leaves and measure their water potential

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

“I just don’t think shelters work”

Institutions, not only family rejection, underlie LGBTQ youth homelessness

By Holly Ober | | Social Science / Education

SourceFinder software stalks malware in the wild

UC Riverside computer scientists develop tool to locate malware source code repositories

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

DNS cache poisoning ready for a comeback

Derandomizing the source port enables attacks that work on all layers of DNS caches

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

Switching magnetic polarity at record speed

Researchers develop way to use magnetic materials for data storage that is 50 times faster than previous attempts

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

‘The Cost of Free Shipping’ lifts curtain on Amazon

A new book alleges worker exploitation at Amazon, and shows how communities are resisting it

By Holly Ober | | Social Science / Education

Gender insecurity prompts women MMA fighters to date hypermasculine men

Challenging gender norms in sport can lead to overdoing them in intimate relationships

By Holly Ober | | Social Science / Education

Experiencing police violence worsens mental health in distinct ways

Unique effects of police violence create a public health crisis for communities most affected

By Holly Ober | | Social Science / Education, Health

UC Riverside receives $7.5 million to improve large-scale networked systems

New Department of Defense Center of Excellence will help develop secure, fully networked command, control, and communications infrastructures

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

Making mezcal is an art; science shows us why

Experiments show how bubbles indicate alcohol value

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

Queer lessons for straight couples

Book shows how heterosexuals can learn from LGBT people to have better relationships

By Holly Ober | | Social Science / Education

Newly discovered planet survived the death of its star

Astronomers report what may be the first example of an intact planet closely orbiting a white dwarf

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

Pandemic gun-buying binge crosses party lines

A fear for health and safety has driven a record number of American gun sales

By Holly Ober | | Social Science / Education