News Articles with Topic: Science / Technology
Alexander Balandin’s Vannevar Bush Faculty Fellowship will help advance quantum materials for electronics and energy conversion
Small changes in the structure of DNA have been implicated in breast cancer and other diseases, but they’ve been extremely difficult to detect — until now. Using what they describe as a “chemical nose,” UC Riverside chemists are able to “smell” when bits of DNA are folded in unusual ways.
US Army grant to UC Riverside will support the study of the science of light and its interaction with matter
UC Riverside ecologists are leading a $1 million plant protection project that will help Southern California’s tribal nations adapt to climate change.
UC Riverside-led work could lead to better computer technologies
Loralee Larios, an assistant professor and plant ecologist, is the only candidate from UCR to be selected for the Ecological Society of America’s 2021 Early Career Fellowship. According to the society’s webpage, Larios was selected for “innovative research in plant community ecology, emerging leadership in restoration ecology, exceptional outreach and...
As many gather for Earth Day 2021, A UC Riverside ecologist urges caution toward solar geoengineering, an increasingly popular solution to the climate crisis.
New method measures and predicts air quality in areas with insufficient monitoring
A new UC Riverside study finds a naturally occurring “earthquake gate” that decides which earthquakes are allowed to grow into magnitude 8 or greater.
UC Riverside-led team developed simple, rapid method to assess contaminants in household fabrics
Hydrogen bonds reshape peptides to move electrons a million times faster than previously known
Exercise and a healthy diet in childhood leads to adults with bigger brains and lower levels of anxiety, according to new UC Riverside research in mice.
New research shows the permanent rise of oxygen in our atmosphere, which set the stage for life as we know it, happened 100 million years later than previously thought. A team including UC Riverside found that oxygen fluctuated dramatically after its early appearance before becoming a permanent constituent of the...
The purely electrical technique captures cell-free DNA from the surface of a sample
A new UC Riverside study has found the first evidence of sophisticated breathing organs in 450-million-year-old sea creatures. Contrary to previous thought, trilobites were leg breathers, with structures resembling gills hanging off their thighs.
Barley is important for more than beer. A UC Riverside geneticist has won $1.7 million to study how one of the world’s staple foods might survive climate change.