UCI News

KCET, May 17, 2016
A great use for UC Irvine’s garbage
Food scraps from UC Irvine’s commissary used to be sent to landfills where it produced destructive greenhouse gases. But in Orange County, a state-of-the-art recycling plant takes that yucky garbage and turns it into a gray “smoothie,” a potent fuel that helps power engines at a water treatment plant. As reporter Nic Cha Kim discovered, this cutting-edge technology may become more common as a new law goes into effect, requiring food waste to go somewhere other than landfills.

Slate, May 17, 2016
What to call Donald Trump
Jacob Weisberg talks to [UCI professor] Aaron James about different types of A-holes and where Trump fits in. [Starts 6:27]

Fox5, May 18, 2016
Total recall: Man possesses extraordinary ability to remember every memory
Veiseh was accepted in a study at the University of California, Irvine seven years ago led by neuroscientist James McGaugh. “I and the people who work with me have been and remain deeply interested in understanding what we believe is the most important ability we have and that’s our memory,” said McGaugh.

The Huffington Post, May 17, 2016
Climate change this week: Sobering suicides, battery breakthrough, and more!
Huge new battery storage breakthrough − discovered by [UCI] graduate … scientist, Mya Le Thai. This is big …. The breakthrough? Using an affordable gel rather than liquid solution, with gold nanowires. This increased the battery lifetime 4000 percent − ie, 40x that of a typical battery.

The Washington Post, May 14, 2016
The real refugee crisis is in the Middle East, not Europe
Kelsey P. Norman, Ph.D. candidate in political science at the University of California, Irvine, [writes]: A supra-national entity of 500 million, the E.U. is up in arms at the 1 million Syrian refugees who entered its borders last year. To put this in perspective, that’s about the same number of Syrian refugees currently in Lebanon, a country of just 4.5 million.

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