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U.S. News & World Report, July 30, 2019
U.S. News Releases 30th Annual 2019-20 Best Hospitals Rankings
U.S. News & World Report, the global authority in hospital rankings, today released the 2019-20 Best Hospitals rankings. The new and revised 30th edition provides a multifaceted assessment on nearly every hospital nationwide that is designed to assist patients and their doctors in making informed decisions about where to seek care. … Best Hospitals in California: … 10. UCI Medical Center ….

NBC4, July 22, 2019 (Video)
Not Just Tourists
UCI Health is partnering with the first U.S. chapter of the nonprofit organization Not Just Tourists to recycle and redistribute potentially life-saving medical supplies to international care providers in need. The collaboration was spearheaded by Gary Brentlinger, a nurse manager at UCI Health, after being approached by a former colleague. “I was kind of stunned with the work they did,” says Brentlinger of his introduction to Carl and Tara Eaton — local residents who run the Orange County chapter of the international organization.

EE Times, July 29, 2019
100 GHz Wireless Transceiver Takes Chip into Realms of 6G
The team from the Nanoscale Communication Integrated Circuits (NCIC) Labs at the University of California, Irvine (UCI, have created a 4.4 millimeter-square chip capable of processing digital signals significantly faster and being more energy-efficient than anything available today. It does this by utilizing a unique digital-analog architecture which significantly relaxes digital processing requirements by modulating the digital bits in the analog and radio-frequency domains. The researchers claimed that in using the approach they’ve overcome the limitations of Moore’s Law.

Science Alert, July 29, 2019
That Fake Hawaii Missile Threat Had a Bizarre Effect on People’s Stress Levels
“Can a false alarm of an impending disaster itself be a form of trauma?” says psychologist Nickolas Jones from the University of California, Irvine (UCI). “Our results suggest that the experience may have a lingering impact on some individuals well after the threat is dispelled.” Jones and fellow UCI psychologist analysed 1.2 million tweets from almost 15,000 Twitter users who were identified as probable Hawaii residents based on their account activity.

Scientific American, July 26, 2019
Alarming Sonar Results Show Glaciers May Be Melting Faster Than We Expected
It is a vicious cycle: as more ice cleaves into the sea, there is less friction to keep the glacier from sliding farther into the water—and it therefore melts faster. “The glacier starts speeding up because it’s like removing a plug in front of the glacier,” says glaciologist Eric Rignot of the University of California, Irvine, and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. …  “The methodology is fantastic. The results are fantastic,” he says. “This is the kind of data set that we need to make progress” in understanding interactions between ocean and ice along the face of a calving glacier.

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