UCI News

The Christian Science Monitor, Dec. 1, 2015
Can lessons from Australia’s ‘Big Dry’ save California’s water?
“But honestly I think the biggest story is a behavioral story – somehow the utilities managed to mobilize people around this idea that if they didn’t change their water use behavior the city would run out of water,” University of California, Irvine environmental engineer Stanley Grant told Smithsonian. … “A big starting point to make all these things work is public engagement,” UC Irvine Professor David Feldman told The Monitor in October. For water conservation to work, “You have to engage, educate, and bring along” the public.

The New York Times, Nov. 30, 2015
Male vs. female brain? Not a valid distinction, study says
Larry Cahill, a neuroscientist at the University of California, Irvine, who didn’t participate in the new study, said he agreed that brains contain varying mixtures of male and female anatomical traits. But that doesn’t rule out differences in how the brains of the two sexes work, he said.

Nature, Dec. 1, 2015
Artificial intelligence called in to tackle LHC data deluge
Pierre Baldi, an AI researcher at the University of California, Irvine who has applied machine learning to various branches of science, described how he and his collaborators have done research suggesting that a deep-learning technique known as dark knowledge might aid − fittingly − in the search for dark matter.

Symmetry, Dec. 1, 2015
What could dark matter be?
If dark matter were a pop star, WIMPs would be Beyoncé. “WIMPs are the canonical candidate,” says Manoj Kaplinghat, a professor of physics and astronomy at the University of California, Irvine.

Orange County Business Journal, Nov. 30, 2015
UCI to get $4.7m in biomarker study
University of California, Irvine will get $4.7 million in grant money to help predict the onset of Alzheimer’s disease in adults with Down syndrome.

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