Content Authored by: Holly Ober

Improving treatment of spinal cord injuries

Osmotic therapy device reduces swelling to prevent secondary injuries in rats

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

Upcycling plastic waste toward sustainable energy storage

Simple process transforms PET plastic into a nanomaterial for energy storage

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

Agile organizations should look to knowledge, not tasks

Employees with diverse skills, knowledge, and goals will design their work better from the get-go

By Holly Ober | | Business

UC Riverside joins new NSF center for the preservation of biological systems

The grant is the campus’ first successful bid for an NSF Engineering Research Center

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

UC Riverside computer scientists receive grant to improve security of visual artificial intelligence

Amit Roy-Chowdhury leads project that will develop robust context-aware machine vision for computers

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

UC Riverside research team fuels the hemp revolution

A new hemp pulping method that converts 100% of the plant to useful components moves toward commercialization

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

UC Riverside partners with City of Riverside on Eastside revitalization project

CE-CERT will track greenhouse gas reductions, indicators of public health, and economic impacts from the $31 million dollar project

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

UC Riverside receives $1.2 million grant to build GPUs for autonomous vehicles

Project will develop energy-efficient, energy-elastic, and real-time-aware graphic-processing units

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

Newly discovered planet zips around baby star in a week

The discovery gives scientists a front seat to the earliest stages of planet formation

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

UC Riverside and Eurosemillas partner to bring the next generation of avocados to market

Eurosemillas will test some of UCR’s avocado scion and advanced rootstock selections on other continents

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

UC Riverside receives 15,000 surgical masks from Chinese-American philanthropist group

The Chinese Americans Donation Center also donated 1,000 face shields to the School of Medicine

By Holly Ober | | Health, Business

UC Riverside-led ExCITE incubator graduates first startups

Meet the three companies that have secured funding and expanded operations

By Holly Ober | | Business

Coveting yeast? It's much more than a loaf of bread

While quarantined bakers discover sourdough starters, bioengineers tweak yeast to produce compounds that could fight cancer

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

Shrub encroachment on grasslands can increase groundwater recharge

Vegetation changes can outweigh climate change in rangeland water budgets

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

COVID-19 highlights what we have yet to learn about lung mechanics

UC Riverside engineer is working on ways to pre-screen patients with difficulty breathing for earlier intervention

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

Early humans thrived in this drowned South African landscape

The Paleo-Agulhas Plain had diverse, verdant ecosystems and abundant game

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

Does urbanization homogenize regional biodiversity in native bees?

First survey of California’s bees in 50 years will look for effects of habitat destruction

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

Double bubbles pierce with less trouble

Two optical cavitation bubbles penetrate soft materials better than one

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

Pandemic brings brisk business to UC Riverside alumna’s soap company

One of humanity’s oldest creations is the most powerful weapon against the coronavirus

Sterilizing surgical masks for safer reuse

UC Riverside engineers are developing low-temperature plasma technology to sterilize masks

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology