UCI News

The Drive, June 4, 2018
How Much New-Tech Transportation Death Will We Tolerate?
As for the challenges facing autonomy and even the likes of UberAIR, the challenges will be similar. “I’m very concerned about how the public’s reaction to these inevitable failure is going to sap their already quite low enthusiasm for self-driving cars and related technologies,” notes Azim Shariff, an associate professor of psychology and social behavior at the University of California, Irvine.

Patch, June 5, 2018
California Governor’s Race 2018: Election Results
“I think Newsom thinks his chance is stronger against a Republican challenger,” said Graeme Boushey, associate professor of political science at the University of California, Irvine. “This is putting Newsom’s camp in an uncomfortable position with the Democratic party.”

DailyMail.com, June 5, 2018
Divided California Democrats hold their breath for congressional ‘jungle primary’ elections where Republicans could snag the top two spots and freeze them out completely
The Democratic Party ‘tried to winnow out some of the candidates, but the same excitement and energy that led them to run in the first place makes them unlikely to listen to the national party,’ said Louis DeSipio, a professor of political science at University of California, Irvine.

Orange County Business Journal, June 4, 2018
Getting Started OC
[Noemi Bonessio] at the University of California-Irvine’s Henry Samueli School of Engineering said the [Get Started Orange County] award will help raise awareness of [MetaSeismic’s] technology. MetaSeismic, a UCI Applied Innovation startup, develops mechanisms with advanced vibration-control properties for seismic protection. The company received more than $250,000 in federal grants to get to proof-of-concept, according to Bonessio. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

Earther, June 5, 2018
There’s Way Too Little Ice Around Svalbard Right Now
Ice around Svalbard, a Norwegian island that sits between the Greenland Sea to the west and Barents Sea to the east, has receded rapidly over the past few weeks. Zack Labe, a PhD candidate at University of California, Irvine, told Earther the current ice coverage “is even less the average September minimum.”

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