Southern California Public Radio, Oct. 20, 2016
NOAA’s winter forecast says no rain for you, Southern California
If the prediction is borne out, that could be vital for California, according to Soroosh Sorooshian, professor at the Center for Hydrometeorology and Remote Sensing at UC Irvine. “Part of the good news is that we rely heavily on the snowpack in the Sierras,” Sorooshian said. “So then, at least the existence of the snowpack means there is good news − once it melts − and hopefully is enough to fill our reservoirs.”
Gizmodo UK, Oct. 20, 2016
Researchers have found a way to snoop on your typing via Skype
A research team comprised of members from the University of Padua, Sapienza University of Rome, and University of California, Irvine, found that the ‘acoustic emanations’ (which, in English, means the sound your keystrokes make) can be recorded via a Skype voice or video call, and reassembled as text later on.
CNET, Oct. 22, 2016
UC Irvine’s e-Sports facility aims to train pro players
“We’re hoping to one day build a gaming facility that hosts more than 80 computers at a time,” Wang said. “I think this is going to be a really good demo for us to show the campus and show the world that this is something gamers and students across UCI and across the nation want to see.”
The Guardian, Oct. 21, 2016
What would happen if Donald Trump refused to concede this election?
“He could try to litigate,” said Rick Hasen, a University of California, Irvine professor who runs the Election Law Blog. “But if he loses by a wide margin he’s not likely to get far in court.” Current polling suggests Trump is careening toward a landslide defeat. Hasen said he is more concerned that Trump’s comments, which he called “appalling and unprecedented”, will lead to violence on election night if he does not win.
NPR, Oct. 21, 2016
Meet FOJBI Jessie Yaros: Explorer of race, memory and discrimination
I am a Ph.D. student in the Department of Neurobiology and Behavior at the University of California, Irvine. … As a newbie scientist, I believe I have a responsibility to present my research in a way that makes sense to people outside my field. … To hone my communication skills, I’ve thrown myself into various … endeavors over the last year.
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