Month: July 2014

Satellites reveal possible catastrophic flooding months in advance, UCI finds

Data from NASA satellites can greatly improve predictions of how likely a river basin is to overflow months before it does, according to new findings by UC Irvine. The use of such data, which capture a much fuller picture of how water is accumulating, could result in earlier flood warnings, potentially saving lives and property.

‘Deep learning’ makes search for exotic particles easier

Fully automated “deep learning” by computers greatly improves the odds of discovering particles such as the Higgs boson, beating even veteran physicists’ abilities, according to findings by UC Irvine researchers published today in the journal Nature Communications.

Shakespeare under the stars

UCI’s third annual summer festival to feature fresh takes on ‘Romeo & Juliet’ and ‘Twelfth Night’

UCI engineering dean attends White House Makers Faire

Event provides inspiration for turning student and community ideas into prototypes

Abbott joins UCI’s TechPortal Orange incubator

TechPortal Orange, a medical business-technology incubator, has leased 900 square feet of laboratory space at its UC Irvine Medical Center location to the vision care business of Abbott, a global healthcare company.

George Farkas

Back to basics

Ineffective methods are more apt to be used by teachers of math-challenged students