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The mantis shrimp’s perfect shield

How it’s inspiring a new class of lightweight, impact-resistant materials
By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

Fiber-optic probe can see molecular bonds

Pointing the new nanoscopy tool like a Harry Potter wand reveals a high-resolution image of molecules
By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

Sustainable laundry dryer lands third in design competition

The solar thermal technology directs heated air from the attic into a closet where wet clothes are hanging
By Holly Ober | | Students, Science / Technology

Astronauts might soon grow SPACE tomatoes

Grant to UC Riverside could help put tiny tomato plants on the International Space Station
By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

New degree fills a gap in biotechnology labor force

The Professional Science Master’s Degree in Industrial Biotechnology prepares students for the most in-demand, highly skilled jobs
By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

Magnetic teeth hold promise for materials and energy

A mollusk with teeth that can grind down rock may hold the key to making next generation abrasion-resistant materials and nanoscale materials for energy
By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

UC Riverside receives $4.5 million for engineering graduate education

Five GAANN Awards from the U.S. Department of Education will support 90 engineering graduate students
By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

More than $1 million in grants for computational chemistry and materials science

The research will improve understanding of catalysis and develop new photodetection technologies
By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

Nanofiber filter improves rural water treatment

An electrospun nanofiber uniquely suited to removing nitrogen and phosphorous could help prevent nitrate contamination of drinking water in small, rural communities most at risk
By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

Improved oxidation is water wizardry against drought

Research finds ways to remove more of the tricky substances that can squeak through water treatment
By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

Electronic nose startup gets whiff of success

Chromanose chosen for National Science Foundation Innovation Corps entrepreneurial support
By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology, Business

How mantis shrimp pack the meanest punch

Multifaceted design of the mantis shrimp club is inspiring advanced composite materials for airplanes and football helmets
By Sarah Nightingale | | Science / Technology
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