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News Articles with Topic: Science / Technology

Meteor magnets in outer space

Astronomers believe planets like Jupiter shield us from space objects that would otherwise slam into Earth. Now they’re closer to learning whether giant planets act as guardians of solar systems elsewhere in the galaxy. A UCR-led team has discovered two Jupiter-sized planets about 150 light years away from Earth that...

Seeing inside superfog

High humidity and plant moisture combine with cold air and smoke from burning vegetation to form particularly dense fog, but researchers can’t predict when
By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

As bumblebee diets narrow, ours could too

There has been a lot of buzz about honeybees’ failing health because they pollinate our produce. Less well known is how critical bumblebees are for some of our favorite foods. And their numbers are also rapidly declining. A new study from the University of California, Riverside, reveals the loss of...

Good sleep quality and good mood lead to good working memory with age

UC Riverside-led team performs two studies to examine effects of sleep, age, and depressed mood on working memory

UC Riverside gets $2.5 million for Inland Empire’s first entrepreneurial life sciences incubator

Life sciences startups will have local wet lab space and guidance from experts

Pioneering UC Riverside geoecologist elected to the National Academy of Sciences

Marilyn Fogel, a University of California, Riverside endowed geoecology professor, received one of the highest honors in science this week with her election to the National Academy of Sciences, or NAS. Membership in the NAS is rare. According to the Congressional Research Service, there are 6.9 million scientists in the...

Petri dishes don’t make good hosts for parasitic nematodes

Some of what scientists know about how parasitic nematodes damage their host’s tissues may be missing the mark
By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

Maggots and murder: what insects can teach us about crime

Taking care to stand upwind, UC Riverside students display stoic professionalism as they collect insects off a pig carcass in 90-degree heat. This scene from a class in forensic entomology could have been ripped from any TV police drama and in some ways, it was. Professor Alec Gerry said intense...
By Jules Bernstein | | 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

Integrating acquisition and analysis in AI systems

UCR engineering professors receive $1.2M Navy grant to make artificial intelligent (AI) systems smarter
By Katharine Hall | | 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

JUUL electronic cigarette products linked to cellular damage

Study by UC Riverside and Portland State University scientists finds nicotine concentrations in JUULs is dangerously high

ECE student Rajkumar won the best student paper award at IEEE BIBE conference

ECE PhD student Rajkumar Theagarajan is the first author of the paper that won the Best Student Paper Award at the 18 th IEEE International Conference on BioInformatics and BioEngineering (BIBE), held in 2018. Theagarajan’s PhD advisor is Distinguished Professor Bir Bhanu. BIBE is a highly selective conference and the...
By Katharine Hall | | Science / Technology

New NASA-funded program to train K-12 students in STEM fields

Outreach components include public lectures, parent nights, and telescope viewing opportunities
By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Science / Technology

This computer scientist beats hackers at their own game

Fatemah Alharbi discovered a serious security flaw, earning thanks from Apple
By Holly Ober | | Students, Science / Technology

Plant pathologist leads research to stop spread of citrus-destroying disease

UC Riverside’s Hailing Jin is principal investigator of USDA grant that also supports vaccine development to fight huanglongbing, or citrus greening disease
By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Science / Technology

High-speed videos capture how kangaroo rat escapes rattlesnake attack

Bipedalism may have been favored in kangaroo rats to avoid ambush predators like vipers and owls, says UC Riverside biologist
By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Science / Technology

An interview with a UCR Engineering parent, Bert Poole

Jacob Poole, computer science and engineering student with his father, Bert Poole Bert Poole served as a guest judge for Citrus Hack at the Bourns College of Engineering. Citrus Hack is a 36-hour, student organized hackathon in which student participants create an entire computer science and engineering project from scratch...
By Katharine Hall | | Science / Technology

Study finds natural selection favors cheaters

UC Riverside research focused on interaction between nitrogen-fixing bacteria and their hosts
By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Science / Technology
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