Science & Technology

Gas centrifuge plant

Laser-based uranium enrichment risky

Risks of laser-based uranium enrichment outweigh rewards, says UCI economist Linda Cohen.

Ruth Mulnard

Nursing mind and memory

Ruth Mulnard, founding faculty member in UCI’s nursing science program, leads clinical trials to help Alzheimer’s patients.

Jay Famiglietti

Documenting California’s water woes

UCI hydrologist Jay Famiglietti calls much-needed attention to California’s dwindling groundwater supply.

Gregory Weiss

Young scientists of the world unite

Global Young Academy, co-chaired by UCI chemist Gregory Weiss, supports, gives voice to world’s junior researchers.

The entertainer

Ragtime — that bright, toe-tapping piano music that flourished in bars, brothels and parlor rooms in the early 1900s — has found an unlikely promoter and practitioner at UC Irvine: a young civil engineering student named Jared DiBartolomeo. DiBartolomeo belongs to a generation that worships technology, was raised on rap and is addicted to keyboards […]

Port-au-Prince hours after earthquake.

From the ground up

It took scarcely 35 seconds Jan. 12 for a magnitude 7.0 earthquake to cripple Haiti, flattening its capital and killing more than 200,000 people, but it will take many years for the island nation to recover. While devastating quakes have since struck in Chile, Japan and elsewhere, Haiti’s situation is unique. Desperately poor before the […]

Woman on the beach

Stopping skin cancer before it starts

UCI’s new pigmented lesion program monitors people at high risk of dermatological cancer.

Plant predator

Plants, insects wage garden war

Plants that grow rapidly have poor internal defenses against pests. So it’s ladybugs, and others, to the rescue.

UCI professor Francisco Ayala

UCI professor wins 2010 Templeton Prize

Francisco Ayala, UC Irvine professor of ecology & evolutionary biology, who has vigorously opposed the entanglement of science and religion while also calling for mutual respect between the two, has won the 2010 Templeton Prize.

Marjan Farid and Sumit (Sam) Garg

Getting you back in focus

Gavin Herbert Eye Institute refractive surgeons use cutting-edge lasers and world-class skill to restore good sight.