Browsing: Science & Tech

Campus Life Map shows movement during a magnitude 7.8 earthquake on the southern San Andreas Fault

Shake, shake, shake … participate

UC Irvine is part of the largest earthquake preparedness drill in U.S. history – the Great Southern California ShakeOut – which takes place throughout the southland Thursday, Nov. 13.

Faculty Joerg Meyer

Medicine in 3-D

Researchers at UC Irvine’s California Institute for Telecommunications & Information Technology have developed a new way to transform enormous medical datasets into rotating, three-dimensional images, vastly increasing the potential of the institute’s 200-megapixel display HIPerWall.

Faculty Researcher Kim Green

Vitamin B3 battles memory loss

An over-the-counter vitamin in high doses prevented memory loss in mice with Alzheimer’s disease, and UC Irvine scientists now are conducting a clinical trial to determine its effect in humans.

Environment/Energy

Fungi fight global warming

The fight against climate warming has an unexpected ally: mushrooms growing in the dry spruce forests covering Alaska, Canada, Scandinavia and other northern regions.

Faculty Daniel Stokols

‘Science of team science’ revealed

Scientists and policymakers generally agree that solving the world’s most challenging social and public health problems – AIDS, climate change, cancer, obesity and global terrorism among them – requires collaboration among researchers across a variety of fields.

Faculty Political Word Cloud

Politicalspeak decoded

Presidential candidates and political bloggers typically have a lot to say, but the subtext to their messages isn’t always clear.

Faculty Tiny computer chip sensor for cars

Sensing danger, saving lives

Drivers worldwide soon will be able to navigate dangerous road conditions more safely, thanks to sensor technology developed at UC Irvine.

Faculty Rendering of Sue & Bill Gross Hall

Stem cell research advances

UC Irvine broke ground today on a new stem cell research building that will strengthen and unify this fast-growing field on campus and throughout Southern California.

Environment/Energy NASA rendering of the Blended-Wing-Body aircraft

Futuristic air travel

Sharp increases in the price of jet fuel and growing concerns about sustainability have spurred demand for greener, more efficient aircraft, and UCI researchers could help shape the future of commercial aeronautics.

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