UCI News

Popular Mechanics, Dec. 7, 2016
How simple hydrogen could solve renewable energy’s biggest problem
One promising solution is hydrogen storage, and the University of California, Irvine just launched the first such project in the United States, paving the way for other universities or municipalities to do the same.

Engineering News-Record, Dec. 7, 2016
We knew concrete could absorb carbon – New study tells how much
“We are not the first to observe that cement absorbs CO2,” says Steven J. Davis, UCI associate professor of Earth system science, who participated in the study. But “no one has ever bothered to tally up how much carbon is being absorbed in all of the concrete in the world. That’s what we’ve added.”

WalletHub, Dec. 7, 2016
2016’s states with the best elder-abuse protections
Lisa M. Gibbs, clinical professor of family medicine in the School of Medicine at the University of California, Irvine, [says]: Estimates of abuse are so difficult to determine since so much is under-reported. The most common types are likely emotional and financial, followed by neglect, and then physical and sexual abuses.

BuzzFeed, Dec. 8, 2016
Under Trump, sanctuary cities may not be so safe
Joint gang enforcement is likely to act as a loophole for the LAPD to assist in Trump’s deportation efforts, said Ana Muñiz, an assistant professor of criminology at the University of California, Irvine. “We can expect … that there will continue to be joint raids, there will continue to be joint enforcement,” Muñiz said. “And we can expect that to be done increasingly through this framework of gang enforcement and gang labeling, which we know is unrigorous and overly broad.”

You Are Not So Smart, Dec. 2, 2016
YANSS 090 – Questioning the nature of reality with cognitive scientist Donald Hoffman
Donald Hoffman, a cognitive psychologist at the University of California, Irvine with a background in artificial intelligence, game theory, and evolutionary biology has developed a new theory of consciousness that, should it prove true, would rearrange our understanding of not only the mind and the brain, but physics itself.

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