News Articles with Topic: 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

Chemical ‘nose’ sniffs critical differences in DNA structures

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.

‘Twisting’ atomic materials may convert light into electricity

US Army grant to UC Riverside will support the study of the science of light and its interaction with matter

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Science / Technology

$1 million project helps tribal nations adapt to climate change

UC Riverside ecologists are leading a $1 million plant protection project that will help Southern California’s tribal nations adapt to climate change.

By Jules Bernstein | | Science / Technology

Researchers use a nanoscale synthetic antiferromagnet to toggle nonlinear spin dynamics

UC Riverside-led work could lead to better computer technologies

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Science / Technology

Cleaner water through corn

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

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

UCR Ecologist Receives Ecological Society of America Fellowship

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...

By Michaela Miller | | Science / Technology

UCR ecologist on geoengineering: a new solution to the climate crisis

As many gather for Earth Day 2021, A UC Riverside ecologist urges caution toward solar geoengineering, an increasingly popular solution to the climate crisis.

By Jules Bernstein | | 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

Study reveals the workings of nature’s own earthquake blocker

A new UC Riverside study finds a naturally occurring “earthquake gate” that decides which earthquakes are allowed to grow into magnitude 8 or greater.

By Jules Bernstein | | Science / Technology

Thirdhand smoke exposure linked to fabric type, heat, and humidity

UC Riverside-led team developed simple, rapid method to assess contaminants in household fabrics

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Science / Technology

$1.9 million award could keep Zika virus at bay

A UC Riverside virologist has won a $1.9 million award to help prevent the re-emergence of Zika virus, which causes microcephaly in newborns and Guillain-Barre syndrome in adults.

By Jules Bernstein | | 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

Childhood diet and exercise creates healthier, less anxious adults

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.

By Jules Bernstein | | Science / Technology

Discovery is key to creating heat-tolerant crops

By 2050 global warming could reduce crop yields by one-third. UC Riverside researchers have identified a gene that could put the genie back in the bottle.

By Jules Bernstein | | Science / Technology

Rise of oxygen on Earth: Initial estimates off by 100 million years

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...

By Jules Bernstein | | 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

New method expands the world of small RNAs

PANDORA sequencing method developed by UC Riverside-led team can detect once-undetectable small RNAs

450-million-year-old sea creatures had a leg up on breathing

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.

By Jules Bernstein | | Science / Technology

$1.7 million grant to unlock barley’s genetic superpowers

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.

By Jules Bernstein | | Science / Technology