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.
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.
Breaking the heat barrier of computer innovation
As our computers and other electronic devices become faster and more powerful, they are coming closer to an undeniable physical limitation: heat generated by the electrons that carry information as they move through semiconductors. “Making heat is a fundamental limit that will prevent the further development of electronic devices. So...
AI programs consume large volumes of scarce water
UCR study the first time estimates the huge water footprint from running artificial intelligence queries that rely on the cloud computations done in racks of servers that must be kept cool in warehouse-sized data processing centers.
UCR team creates “quantum composites” for various electrical and optical innovations
UCR team has shown in the laboratory the unique and practical function of newly created materials, which they called quantum composites, that may advance electrical, optical, and computer technologies.
NSF-funded project aims to enhance STEM graduate training in sustainable transportation
New UC Riverside program will train doctoral students on translating science into public policy
Protecting computer vision from adversarial attacks
UC Riverside engineers are developing methods to keep self-driving cars and autonomous drones from being hacked
Fighting climate change with carbon capture and utilization technologies
Two UC Riverside experts explain how carbon capture and utilization technologies work, and what needs to improve for them to deliver on their promise
Time crystals leave the lab
Time crystals that persist indefinitely at room temperature could have applications in precision timekeeping
“Magic wand” reveals a colorful nano-world
Novel color photography using a high-efficiency probe can super-focus white light into a 6-nanometer spot for nanoscale color imaging
Quickly optimizing deep neural networks for different devices
New technique makes apps perform better across devices while keeping costs about the same
Chance meeting spawned a tech startup for these engineering students
Friends Mahmood Shaheen and Nathaniel Ortiz are taking recycling to the next level
Is it feasible to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere?
A UC Riverside engineer discusses direct air capture
UC Riverside offers UC system's first master's degree in robotics
Algorithmic bias is one problem the program will tackle
$3 million award to create a new field of research in one-dimensional quantum materials
Alexander Balandin’s Vannevar Bush Faculty Fellowship will help advance quantum materials for electronics and energy conversion
Polymer film protects from electromagnetic radiation, signal interference
The breakthrough combines excellent electromagnetic shielding with ease of manufacture and electrical isolation
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
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
Upcycling plastic waste toward sustainable energy storage
Simple process transforms PET plastic into a nanomaterial for energy storage