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HDSI Welcomes New Partnership with Viasat

2 hours 8 min ago

New partnership joins university's data science hub with leading communications firm collaborating on establishing educational and research connections as well as increased opportunities for students

Study Uses Supercomputers to Advance Dynamic Earthquake Rupture Models

Tue, 2019-06-25 09:43

A new study led by UC Riverside Researcher Christodoulos Kyriakopoulos provides seismologists with a new understanding of a complex set of faults that has the potential to impact the lives of millions of people in the Southwestern U.S. and Mexico.

Hearts and Stripes: A Tiny Fish Offers Clues to Regenerating Damaged Cardiac Tissue

Tue, 2019-06-25 08:39

Zebrafish, a pet shop staple, may hold the clue for how hearts can heal from damage.

Scientists Identify New Species of Damselfish

Mon, 2019-06-24 12:31

Scientists at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego and the University of Sydney, Australia have identified a previously unknown species of damselfish from Madagascar.

Culture Shapes How We Learn to Reason?

Mon, 2019-06-24 12:00

Psychology research with children in the U.S. and China suggests there isn’t a universal trajectory for how abstract thought develops – and that culture may play a role.

Nature Names UC San Diego 4th Best Public University for Prolific Research Output

Thu, 2019-06-20 10:23

The University of California San Diego ranked 4th among public research universities in the United States in this year’s annual ranking of high-quality scientific research papers by the journal Nature.

SDSC Receives New Funding for West Big Data Innovation Hub

Wed, 2019-06-19 08:58

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a second round of funding for the country’s four Big Data Innovation Hubs to help solve grand challenges of regional importance. SDSC Director Michael Norman is the PI for the West Hub.

Supercomputers Aid in Novel Simulations of Gamma Ray Generation Research

Mon, 2019-06-17 11:30

UC San Diego mechanical and aerospace engineering graduate student Tao Wang recently demonstrated how an extremely strong magnetic field, similar to that on the surface of a neutron star, can be not only generated but also detected using an x-ray laser inside a solid material.

Undergraduates Delve into Library Collections to Develop Award-Winning Research

Mon, 2019-06-17 10:54

Four UC San Diego students are the recipients of the 2019 Undergraduate Library Research Prize. Now in its 13th year, the annual award recognizes the outstanding scholarly work of undergraduate students who demonstrate strategic use of Library services and resources.

Viruses Found to Use Intricate ‘Treadmill’ to Move Cargo across Bacterial Cells

Thu, 2019-06-13 08:00

Biologists have provided the first example of cargo within bacteriophage cells transiting along treadmill-like structures. The discovery demonstrates that bacteria have more in common with sophisticated human cells than previously believed.

UC San Diego Health Expands North for Primary Care Options

Mon, 2019-06-10 11:08

UC San Diego Health has expanded north for primary care options with the opening of our Encinitas clinic, which will offer pediatrics, family medicine and Express Care.

Engineers Use Graph Networks to Accurately Predict Properties of Molecules and Crystals

Mon, 2019-06-10 08:00

Nanoengineers at UC San Diego have developed new deep learning models that can accurately predict the properties of molecules and crystals. They can enable researchers to rapidly scan the nearly-infinite universe of compounds to discover potentially transformative materials for various applications.

New Study Finds Microplastic Throughout Monterey Bay

Thu, 2019-06-06 10:16

A newly-published study in Scientific Reports shows that plastic debris less than 5 millimeters across, known as microplastic, is common from the surface to the seafloor. It may also be entering marine food webs, both at the surface and in the deep.

Michael Zentner Joins SDSC to Lead Sustainable Scientific Software Group

Wed, 2019-06-05 09:30

The San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at the University of California San Diego today announced the appointment of Michael Zentner as director of Sustainable Scientific Software, effective immediately.

Researchers Discover What Makes Deep-Sea Dragonfish Teeth Transparent

Wed, 2019-06-05 08:00

Researchers discovered what makes the teeth of deep-sea dragonfish transparent. This adaptation, which camouflages dragonfish from prey, results from the teeth having an unusually crystalline nanostructure mixed with amorphous regions. The findings could provide bioinspiration for transparent cerami

Snout Dated: Slow-Evolving Elephant Shark Offers New Insights into Human Physiology

Tue, 2019-06-04 11:50

Slow-evolving elephant shark reveals hormonal adaptation and offers new insights into human physiology.

Researchers Rely on Comet to Showcase Color-Changing Materials

Mon, 2019-06-03 14:16

According to a release issued in April by Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), a serendipitous discovery by graduate student Dylan T. Christiansen has led to materials that quickly change color from completely clear to a range of vibrant hues – and back again.

Philosopher Nancy Cartwright Honored for Lifetime Scholarly Achievement

Wed, 2019-05-29 09:03

UC San Diego Distinguished Professor of Philosophy Nancy Cartwright is the recipient of the Carl Gustav Hempel Award, recognizing lifetime scholarly achievement in the philosophy of science as well as scholarly excellence.

UC San Diego Library Awarded Recordings at Risk Grant to Preserve Melanesian Audio Recordings

Tue, 2019-05-28 14:30

The UC San Diego Library is one of 20 recipients of the Recordings at Risk award, designed to support the preservation of rare and unique audio content of high scholarly value through digital reformatting.

Report Finds California Above National Average for Sexual Harassment Rates

Thu, 2019-05-23 11:08

A new study shows California sexual harassment rates above national average.