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Fast-charging damages electric car batteries

Just 25 industry-standard fast charging cycles can ruin a car’s batteries

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

A possible end to ‘forever’ chemicals

Excess electrons could help break the strong chemical bonds in products that contaminate water supplies

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

New bio-inspired technology is poised to disrupt the composites industry

The patented lightweight, impact-resistant technology could change the way we play sports, and improve wind-farm productivity and automotive fuel economy

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

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

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

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

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