UCI News

Southern California Public Radio, Oct. 21, 2015
JPL, UCI scientists say a big earthquake is all but inevitable by 2019
An upcoming study by a JPL seismologist and a UCI scientist are using data from the 2014 La Habra tremor to put the occurrence of an earthquake along the same fault at greater than 5.0 at 99.9 percent before 2019. … Guests: … Lisa Grant Ludwig, professor at UC Irvine ….

National Geographic, Oct. 20, 2015
Busting myths about penguin feathers
When Cassondra Williams from University of California, Irvine, first started looking into penguin feathers, she was shocked to see how many unsubstantiated statements there were, and not just on websites. … They might as well have come up with random numbers.

Inverse, Oct. 17, 2015
Virtual reality can do more than amuse you
The Center for Computer Games & Virtual Worlds at the University of California, Irvine says that recent advancements in virtual worlds have created the possibility of highly realistic role-playing for doctors in training, tele-consultations between doctors and patients, and robotic surgery.

PBS , Oct. 21, 2015
The Brain with David Eagleman
Professor Elizabeth Loftus, University of California, Irvine describes an experiment in which she showed how the brain can take memories and weave into them complete fantasies.

Daily Life, Oct. 22, 2015
You can’t tell how smart I am by the color of my skin
The Asian American Achievement Paradox
, a new book by Jennifer Lee [UCI] and Min Zhou, investigates why Asian immigrants are the country’s highest-earning, best-educated racial group and concludes that the idea that this group is smart and high-achieving has created a self-fulfilling prophecy.