Inland Empire business activity still going strong

Business activity in the Inland Empire has continued to grow, and in the context of today’s increasingly uncertain economic environment, stands in stark contrast to growth trends in the nation, according to the new Inland Empire Business Activity Index released today by the UCR School of Business Center for Economic...

By Victoria Pike Bond | | Business

California does not need to choose between post-pandemic economic growth and reducing carbon emissions

Surprisingly, environmental leader California has a smaller ‘green economy’ than the average U.S. state and would need to add many thousands of environmentally friendly jobs to catch up. The good news is it’s on track to do just that, according to a new analysis released today by the UCR School...

By Victoria Pike Bond | | Business

Protecting computer vision from adversarial attacks

UC Riverside engineers are developing methods to keep self-driving cars and autonomous drones from being hacked

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

UC Riverside tests a reading comprehension intervention for students in the middle grades with autism spectrum disorder

The study will implement an evidence-based reading intervention program in Southern California and Central Texas

How company leaders talk about creativity can hurt investor confidence

Talking about innovation can hurt a firm’s market performance but enhance earnings

By Holly Ober | | Business

No more flu for you? Discovery blocks influenza virus’ replication in cells

SUMOylation inhibitor could lead to highly effective ways to treat the flu and other respiratory viruses

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

Microbes can degrade the toughest PFAS

Under anaerobic conditions, common microbial communities can break the ultra-strong carbon-fluorine bond

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

PFAS chemicals do not last forever

The use of sulfite and iodide under ultraviolet light can destroy PFAS in water in a few hours

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

Insights from algae genes unlock mysteries of plant growth and health

The discovery will improve biofuel production from algae and help develop heat-tolerant crops.

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

Candy-coated pills could prevent pharmaceutical fraud

Colorful nonpareils can uniquely identify drug capsules and counterfeit fashions

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

How drones can help dairy farms manage methane emissions

Accurate atmospheric measurements directly over their farm can help farmers fight climate change

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

Different parental messages about race and ethnicity have different effects on teens’ drug use

Study finds promoting appreciation of ethnic-racial heritage has the potential to bolster youth’s internal resources against substance use

New method detects deepfake videos with up to 99% accuracy

Two-pronged technique detects manipulated facial expressions and identity swaps

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

Discovery about coral-algal symbiosis could help coral reefs recover after bleaching events

Algae’s ability to establish symbiosis in coral without photosynthesis could help fight coral bleaching

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

Special education staff felt lower well-being and effectiveness during pandemic

Study finds certain services transitioned to technological platforms more effectively than others

By Holly Ober | | Social Science / Education

California’s creative economy bounces back but expands unevenly

New analysis tracks performance of state’s creative industries before, during, and after covid, revealing longer term direction

By Victoria Pike Bond | | Business

Smoking reduces wealth’s tendency to increase life expectancy

Smoking dominates other factors, including amount of wealth, in shortening lifespan

By Holly Ober | | Social Science / Education

Turmeric compound helps grow engineered blood vessels and tissues

Magnetic hydrogels embedded with curcumin-coated nanoparticles promote the secretion of vascular endothelial growth factor

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

Gay migration happens but not always to gay-friendly places, reports new study

Study also shows that straight people prefer to live in places that match their attitudes toward sexuality

By Holly Ober | | Social Science / Education