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BBC, April 30, 2019 (Audio)
Sports suit inspired by squids
Imagine a material that can change its thermal properties to suit the comfort of the wearer? Well that is what some engineers in California have been working towards using inspiration from nature, and specifically the skin of squid. These sea creatures can change colour by manipulating the shape of special cells in their skin and its hoped new fabrics will be able to do the same. Professor Alon Gorodetsky from the University of California Irvine is behind the research.

BYU Radio, April 30, 2019 (Audio)
War Crimes, Misophonia, Boring Ball Games
How Statistics Have Changed Baseball. Guest: Edwin Amenta, Professor of Sociology, University of California, Irvine. Major League Baseball scouts used to choose players based on their intuition. That all changed in 2002 when the Oakland A’s decided to use statistics instead. It turns out you can put together a successful team with help from a computer, and it revolutionized how the game is played throughout the entire major league.

Yahoo! Finance, May 1, 2019
10 Law Schools Where You Can Pay Off Your Deb
Originally ran in  U.S. News & World Report.
Here are the top 10 law schools where full-time 2017 grads who borrowed for law school and entered the private sector had the highest salary-to-debt ratio. University of California—Irvine; U.S. News law school rank: 23 (tie)

Orange County Business Journal, April 29, 2019
Enevate’s Fast-Charging Batteries Gets More Funding
Enevate has gone through several changes since founder Benjamin Park established Carbon Micro Battery in 2005 as a doctoral student at University of California, Irvine. … A seed round provided two years of funding as he transitioned to a UCI Researcher on the product. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu]

Toronto Star, April 30, 2019
Can drinking wine lead to a longer life? There’s some health benefits you may not know about.
Originally ran in Sun Sentinel and included in a previous article list.
In a study published in 2018 of 1,600 people age 90 and older, University of California, Irvine, professor and researcher Dr. Claudia Kawas found drinking wine regularly was associated with 18 per cent reduced risk of premature death. “It did not necessarily have to be daily,” Kawas said. “It just had to be sometimes.”

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