UCI News

KCET, Nov. 3, 2015
Terraforming the Irvine Ranch and the construction of UC Irvine
Seen from the air in 1967, the University of California, Irvine, looks like a radical experiment in reshaping and reskinning the Earth …. Housed within the special collections of the UC Irvine Libraries are renderings, project workbooks, and photographs – a small sample of which appear below – that reveal an architectural vision uncomplicated by a half-century’s history.

Vice, Nov. 3, 2015
If this part of Antarctica collapses, sea levels could rise 10 feet
Eric Rignot, a professor at the University of California, Irvine, as well as a senior research scientist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, was the lead author on an alarming study last year that analyzed the retreat of the glaciers in this region. He said that the Amundsen Sea sector alone … contains enough ice to raise global sea levels by over one meter.

GeekWire, Nov. 3, 2015
New startup building ‘desktop supercomputer,’ seeking big breakthroughs using chips that work like the human brain
Larry Smarr, a physicist and leader in scientific computing, supercomputer applications, and Internet infrastructure, agrees that the core Pattern Computer technology will be ubiquitous in 10 years …. “This is a new capability in the computer ecology of our world,” said Smarr, founding director of Calit2, a UC San Diego/UC Irvine partnership.

 Los Angeles Times, Nov. 1, 2015
Hansen: The exotic realities of El Niño invade society
UC Irvine sociology professor David John Frank has been watching with some amusement over how quickly people leap to conclusions. “What’s interesting from a sociological viewpoint is the significance we attach to anachronistic events,” he said.

Nova 96.9, Nov. 4, 2015
Science has now revealed there’s way to un-boil an egg
Gregory Weiss, a chemistry professor from the Californian university UC Irvine, who also worked in the field, explains the implications. [Video]