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Chatbots for dementia patients and caregivers need more work

Systematic review of apps finds need for evidence-based chatbots that have undergone end user evaluation

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

Is it feasible to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere?

A UC Riverside engineer discusses direct air capture

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

Study of perception and memory in older adults will improve understanding of dementias

UC Riverside scientists will use a $2 million NIH grant to study the brain’s locus coeruleus

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

A new water treatment technology could also help Mars explorers

A catalyst that destroys perchlorate in water could clean Martian soil

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

UC Riverside offers UC system's first master's degree in robotics

Algorithmic bias is one problem the program will tackle

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

Tiny tomatoes could mean big profits for urban agriculture

Grants support continued development of tomatoes for vertical farming

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

Implantable piezoelectric polymer improves controlled release of drugs

Repeated tests showed a similar amount of drug release per activation, confirming robust control of release rate

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

Nanofiber filter captures almost 100% of coronavirus aerosols

The filter could help curb airborne spread of COVID-19 virus

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

Electromagnetic levitation whips nanomaterials into shape

Electromagnetic field directs shape formed by gas phase metal molecules

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

$3 million award to create a new field of research in one-dimensional quantum materials

Alexander Balandin’s Vannevar Bush Faculty Fellowship will help advance quantum materials for electronics and energy conversion

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

Cleaner water through corn

Activated carbon made from corn stover filters 98% of a pollutant from water

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

California’s worst wildfires are helping improve air quality prediction

New method measures and predicts air quality in areas with insufficient monitoring

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

Picosecond electron transfer in peptides can help energy technologies

Hydrogen bonds reshape peptides to move electrons a million times faster than previously known

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

Glass nanopore pulls DNA like spaghetti through a needle

The purely electrical technique captures cell-free DNA from the surface of a sample

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

Polymer film protects from electromagnetic radiation, signal interference

The breakthrough combines excellent electromagnetic shielding with ease of manufacture and electrical isolation

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

How to burst your bubble: broadening your social media horizons

A computer scientist explains how our online behavior drives us into echo chambers

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

Optical pre-processing makes computer vision more robust and energy efficient

Hybrid neural network can reconstruct Arabic or Japanese characters that it hasn’t seen before

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

Common pipe alloy can form cancer-causing chemical in drinking water

Water disinfectant reacts with chromium in iron pipes to form hexavalent chromium

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

Simple new testing method aims to improve time-release drugs

Glass tuning-fork-shaped tubing gives accurate, continuous measurements of drug dissolution

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

A robot that tells growers when to water crops is on the way

Researchers are creating an autonomous mobile robot to sample leaves and measure their water potential

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology