News Articles with Topic: Science / Technology

Artificial intelligence is bringing the dead back to ‘life’ — but should it?

UCR experts discuss the technological and ethical implications of using AI to deepfake the deceased.

By UCR News | | Science / Technology

Study shows common insecticide is harmful in any amount

A new UC Riverside study shows that a type of insecticide made for commercial plant nurseries is harmful to a typical bee even when applied well below the label rate.

By Jules Bernstein | | Science / Technology

Managing earthquakes triggered by oil production

A team of scientists has developed an approach to disposing wastewater that reduces the danger of triggering an earthquake.

By Jules Bernstein | | Science / Technology

Fruit fly offers lessons in good taste

UC Riverside study shows food choice decisions require taste input

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Science / Technology

Using light to control materials

Supercomputers and machine learning will help scientists optimize light-driven electron transfer

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

Making freshman calculus add up for more students

UC Riverside is leading a new, $1.26 million project to bring calculus classes to life for students who are underrepresented in science, technology, engineering, and math subjects.

By Jules Bernstein | | Science / Technology

Air-powered computer memory helps soft robot control movements

“Airhead” robot uses pneumatic RAM to play piano

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

Modified yeast inhibits fungal growth in plants

External application could reduce agricultural reliance on fungicides

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

Billionaires in the great beyond

UCR scientists weigh in on the first successful civilian trip to space, and the ethics of being a billion-dollar rocket man.

By UCR News | | Science / Technology

It's more than hot. It's dangerous.

It's the time of year when Inland Southern California becomes a 27,000-square-mile skillet. We asked UC Riverside physicians how to stay safe and hydrated.

Better predicting how plants and animals will weather climate extremes

A team of scientists led by UC Riverside has devised a more accurate way to predict the effects of climate change on plants and animals — and whether some will survive at all.

UC Riverside wins grant from Southern California Energy Innovation Network

A $450,000 grant lets UCR continue helping clean energy entrepreneurs advance their ideas

By Holly Ober | | Business, Science / Technology

Chance meeting spawned a tech startup for these engineering students

Friends Mahmood Shaheen and Nathaniel Ortiz are taking recycling to the next level

By Holly Ober | | Students, Science / Technology

Geckos might lose their tails, but not their dinner

A new UC Riverside study finds geckos are fierce hunters whether or not their tails are attached to their bodies.

By Jules Bernstein | | Science / Technology

How a supermassive black hole originates

UC Riverside-led study points to a seed black hole produced by a dark matter halo collapse

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Science / Technology

Campus community gets first look at OASIS

On a campus already actively growing its footprint in Inland Southern California, a proposed clean technology park would lead to a reinvention of UC Riverside’s relationship with the city and region. The park is Phase I of a more ambitious research and economic development project. The Opportunities to Advance Sustainability...

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

Trions exhibit novel characteristics in moiré superlattices

When two similar atomic layers with mismatching lattice constants — the constant distance between a layer’s unit cells — and/or orientation are stacked together, the resulting bilayer can exhibit a moiré pattern and form a moiré superlattice. Moiré patterns are interference patterns that typically arise when one object with a...

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Science / Technology

Decoded genome of little-known disease offers hope for citrus

UC Riverside scientists are hoping the RNA of an obscure infection can one day be used like a Trojan horse to deliver life-saving treatments to citrus trees.

By Jules Bernstein | | Science / Technology