The unintended consequences of using a ventilator

Breakthrough research addresses a long-standing question in pulmonary medicine about whether modern ventilators overstretch lung tissue. They do.

By Jules Bernstein | | Science / Technology

Artificial photosynthesis can produce food without sunshine

Scientists are developing artificial photosynthesis to help make food production more energy-efficient here on Earth, and one day possibly on Mars

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

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

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

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

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

UC Riverside program for high school students aims to diversify STEM workforce

Underrepresented students will participate in carefully designed summer research and educational activities at UC Riverside

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

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

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

Time crystals leave the lab

Time crystals that persist indefinitely at room temperature could have applications in precision timekeeping

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

Like peanut butter? This algorithm has a hunch as to what you'll buy next

A new technique can incorporate customer behavior into recommendation algorithms

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

Wildfire dataset could help firefighters save lives and property

WildfireDB contains over 17 million data points that capture how fires have spread in the contiguous United States over the last decade

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

Biocompatible glue for corneal repair is a sight for sore eyes

The adhesive would replace stitches and conventional adhesive to speed healing and reduce complications and cost

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

“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

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

Quickly optimizing deep neural networks for different devices

New technique makes apps perform better across devices while keeping costs about the same

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology