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NPR, May 12, 2016
In polluted India, negative ion necklaces vow to help you breathe easier
So I actually went to an air quality expert, a guy named Sergey Nizkorodov at UC Irvine – I asked him that. And his answer was yes. Actually there is some scientific fact to this. If you charge particles and then you pass them through a filter, it’s easier to catch them in a filter. It’s not quite as effective as some other types of filtration, but negative ion filters – you see them advertised like in airplane catalogs and stuff. And they can provide some help especially in an enclosed environment.

ABC News, May 12, 2016
Reading on a screen rather than paper may affect what you learn, study shows
“This was a small, well-run study, but we have to be careful about extending the findings to the population at large,” said Craig Stark, a professor of neurobiology at the University of California, Irvine, who was not involved with the study. “We really need more research about how digital media affects us now and in the long-run.”

PBS, May 12, 2016
Augmenting social cues for the disabled
Despite Google halting production of the original Google Glass last year, the technology is still a favorite among researchers developing ways to help autistic people better understand social cues in real time. SayWAT, a program created by researchers at the University of California, Irvine, and the Ensenada Center for Scientific Research and Higher Education in Mexico, gives autistic users live feedback on the tone and rhythm of their voice ….

Bloomberg Law, May 12, 2016
UC Irvine Law launches civil justice research center
The UC Irvine School of Law is launching a research institute to study factors that affect access to U.S. courts, funded with about $1 million in private donations. … Erwin Chemerinsky, dean of the UC Irvine School of Law, said he conceived of the research institute about a year ago while writing his book, to be titled Closing the Courthouse Door: How the Supreme Court Made Your Life Unenforceable, which is scheduled for release in the fall.

The New York Times, May 12, 2016
What to see in New York art galleries this week
The American artist Marcia Hafif is highly regarded for the subtly sensuous monochrome paintings she began making in the early 1970s. … When Ms. Hafif returned to the United States she left this body of work in storage, where it remained unseen for the next two decades. She returned to school and earned an M.F.A. from the University of California, Irvine in 1971.

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