Bourns College of Engineering Latest News

Picosecond electron transfer in peptides can help energy technologies

Hydrogen bonds reshape peptides to move electrons a million times faster than previously known

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

Glass nanopore pulls DNA like spaghetti through a needle

The purely electrical technique captures cell-free DNA from the surface of a sample

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

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

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

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

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

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

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

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