Q&A: What can be done about the proliferation of deepfakes?
Q&A forum: UC Riverside computer science and public policy experts discuss the proliferation of malicious deepfake content in public discourse.
Method identified to double computer processing speeds
UCR computer scientists identify method identified to double computer processing speed using existing hardware
Inexpensive, carbon-neutral biofuels are finally possible
When it comes to making fuel from plants, the first step has always been the hardest — breaking down the plant matter. A new study finds that introducing a simple, renewable chemical to the pretreatment step can finally make next-generation biofuel production both cost-effective and carbon neutral.
UCR outs security flaw in AI query models
UC Riverside computer scientists have identified a security flaw in vision language artificial intelligence (AI) models that can allow bad actors to use AI for nefarious purposes, such as obtaining instructions on how to make bomb. When integrated with models like Google Bard and Chat GPT, vision language models allow...
Students design & build affordable, energy-efficient home
A groups of UCR undergraduate students design and build from the ground up a showcase house that will use solar electricity so wisely it doesn’t need to be connected to the grid.
Grant powers regional lithium mining hub as shortage looms
Those working to establish a sustainable lithium mining industry in Southern California have gotten a surge of support with a new grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration.
Plants transformed into detectors of dangerous chemicals
What if your house plant could tell you your water isn’t safe? Scientists are closer to realizing this vision, having engineered a plant to turn beet red in the presence of a banned, toxic pesticide.
How video games could unlock new treatments for Parkinson’s
A $5 million NIH grant is adding an ‘extra life’ to Parkinson’s research, with patients playing video games during brain surgery to help researchers understand better how the brain regulates movement.
Two-dimensional compounds can capture carbon from the air
Some of the thinnest materials known to mankind can be engineered to capture carbon dioxide from the air.
Faculty members discuss AI’s possible impacts at UCR
UCR faculty members from different disciplines discuss how artificial intelligence or AI is expected to create a paradigm shift in higher education instruction.
Scientists unveil fire-safe fuel
UC Riverside chemical engineers have designed a fuel that ignites only with the application of electric current. Since it doesn’t react to flames and cannot start accidental fires during storage or transport, it is a “safe” liquid fuel.
U.S. News 2023 college rankings are out, and UCR surges
Once again, U.S. News & World Report has named UC Riverside the No. 2 university in the nation for social mobility. UCR also climbed 13 spots in the overall rankings, to No. 76 among the top 435 private and public universities. This is the second consecutive year that UCR has...
Scientists uncover COVID’s weakness
New UC Riverside research has revealed COVID’s Achilles heel — its dependence on key human proteins for its replication — which can be used to prevent the virus from making people sick.
Microchip manufacturing fellowship’s decade of success
To some Inland Empire undergraduates, getting paid to learn microchip manufacturing, resume writing, and professional networking sounds like a dream. This year, UC Riverside is celebrating a decade of making this dream a reality.
Virtual reality headsets are vulnerable to hackers
Headset hardware and virtual keyboard interfaces that immerse us into expanding worlds of virtual reality also create new opportunities for hackers, UCR computer scientists find studies to be presented at a national cyber security conference.
Google & ChatGPT have mixed results in medical info queries
A study led by University of California, Riverside, computer scientists found that queries for medical information on ChatGPT produced more objective information than Google, but the ChatGPT results can be outdated and lack the sources of its information.
Weapons of mass destruction research gets $1 million grant
The UCR Marlan and Rosemary Bourns College of Engineering, or BCOE, has received $1 million in federal funding that will help develop science to neutralize some of the world's greatest weapons threats. The research will help gain new perspectives on key materials’ reaction under extreme stress and lead to enhanced...
AI creates new environmental injustices, but there’s a fix
AI is creating inequitable environmental consequences in the form of water consumption to keep servers cool and air pollution from power plants that supply the electricity. But the tech companies could distribute their processing loads to avoid environmental injustices, UCR study finds.
Q&A: What does the end of affirmative action mean for UCR?
Emily D. Engelschall, associate vice chancellor of enrollment services, offers insight.
Artificial Intelligence to reshape deep science learning
Artificial Intelligence, beyond the hype and hysteria in headlines today, plays a growing role in daily life and business – with uses ranging from predictive text to Netflix recommendations to the detection of bank fraud. Much of that progress is thanks to researchers on the cutting edge of complex scientific...