Tag: University of California

Scientists Planning To Start Clinical Trial Of Acne Vaccine On Humans In Next Few Years

Acne has been an age old problem for adults and adolescents alike. However, scientists have come up with an acne vaccine that will go for human trials in the next two years.

Medicine April 8, 2017

Researchers Take Inspiration From Hair To Build New Materials For Body Armor

A new research has proposed using human hair for making body armor considering the properties of hair including the ability to withstand high deformation and power to restore original shape when stressed.

Material Science January 24, 2017

E-Cigarettes Encourage Youth To Use Tobacco Products, New Study Suggests

A new study conducted by the University Of California reveals that e-cigarettes are increasing the number of youth smokers rather than reducing it. The study was published in the journal Pediatrics on Jan. 23.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 23, 2017

Metamaterials Give Birth To Semiconductor-Free, Optically Controlled Microelectronic Device

To overcome the limitations posed by semiconductors, scientists at the University of California San Diego have built the world's first semiconductor-free, optically controlled microelectronic device.

Material Science November 10, 2016

Ultrasound Reveals Why Knuckle Cracking Feels So Satisfying

Researchers finally cracked the mystery of the 'cracking' knuckles. A gas bubble between the bones of the pulled joints creates the familiar, satisfying sound and a flash of bright light as seen via ultrasound imaging.

Life December 2, 2015

Reducing Carbon Footprints A 'Moral Imperative' For System Campuses, UC Head Napolitano Says

University of California president Janet Napolitano declared that the issue of reducing human carbon footprint is a "moral imperative." She also revealed UC's plan to turn its campuses into centers for developing climate change solutions that state, national and international governments can use.

Earth/Environment October 29, 2015

Scientists Attempt To Catch Chameleon Particles To Better Understand Dark Energy

A new study conducted by UC Berkeley researchers explores the properties of dark energy through the help of hypothetical particles known as chameleons.

Space August 23, 2015

$2.74 Billion: What The California Drought Will Cost The Economy In 2015

The worsening drought in California could cause the economy of the state to lose as much as $2.74 billion and almost 21,000 jobs in 2015, with the ripple effects of the four-year drought likely to continue until at least 2017.

Business August 19, 2015

Significant Geothermal Heat Eating Under West Antarctic Ice Sheet May Explain Why It's Unstable

A new study conducted by researchers from the University of California, Santa Cruz suggests that the instability of the ice sheet in the West Antarctic may be caused by the flux of geothermal heat emanating from deep beneath the structure.

Animals July 14, 2015

Researchers Come Up With Tough Armor And Helmet Designs Inspired By The Mantis Shrimp

Researchers aim to create composite materials to make armors and helmets to protect agains highly-damaging shear waves.

Earth/Environment June 21, 2015

University Of California's Proposed Tuition Fee Increase Postponed

The delay in tuition fee increase is the latest move in a budget standoff between UC President Janet Napolitano and state Democrats, including Governor Jerry Brown.

Society February 20, 2015

Google Gives $1M To California's Lick Observatory

Google donation will help keep financially-troubled University of California observatory in operation. Lick Observatory was built in 1888 as world's first permanent mountaintop astronomy facility.

February 11, 2015

US Colleges Ramp Up Efforts To Halt Spread Of Measles With Vaccination Requirements

A number of diseases can easily be prevented with vaccines, including measles. The University of California is one of foremost academic institutions stepping up to ensure the safety of students.

Life February 9, 2015

Obama's 'Precision Medicine' Begins Genetic Mapping, But Faces Some Obstacles

Precision medicine could bring about a new generation of medical treatments. What needs to happen to develop these new drugs?

Life January 28, 2015

How Do Birds Sense Storms That Are Days Away?

Golden-winged warblers are able to detect tornadoes days before they strike an area, but how do they know?

December 18, 2014

New California gun law empowers family, police to seek court for seizure of firearms

California enforces a new law that will allow family members to seek intervention from a judge in confiscating firearms from a danger-threatening relative. The law shall take effect in 2016.

Society October 2, 2014

Ancient Egyptian tomb artworks provide clues to mammal extinction 6,000 years ago

A team of scientists has collected a list of large mammals living in the Nile River and thriving over 6,000 years ago, thanks to artifacts. Here’s what they discovered.

Earth/Environment September 11, 2014

Got allergies? Gut bacteria to the rescue

Have food allergies? A gut bacteria can help you fight off these allergens, says a new study. Here’s how it does it.

Life August 26, 2014

Water loss of 63 trillion gallons causing western U.S. ground to rise

Water wastage and loss is never a good thing, as a new study finds it is causing U.S. soil to rise more than normal. Here’s what the researchers discovered.

Earth/Environment August 24, 2014

Physicists want US to spend $1 billion on 800-mile long neutrinos beam project

Neutrinos are hard to detect, and now a group of physicists wants to build a tunnel 800 miles long to study them.

May 25, 2014

Hot and spicy story: Scientists trace origin of chili peppers to Central-East Mexico

A recent study sheds light on the chili peppers' origin. Evidence suggests the peppers were first cultivated in Central-East Mexico before spreading worldwide through trade. Curry, anyone?

Life April 26, 2014

New reliable qubit array brings us one step closer to quantum computing

Quantum computing could change the world. That day is one step closer, thanks to new technology.

Computers April 26, 2014

Robots now grow whiskers to sense their surroundings

Scientists are now experimenting with new whisker-like tactile sensors for robots.

FUTURE TECH January 23, 2014

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