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Climate Change Affects Wine Grapes, Vintners

The impact of climate change on wine production is becoming increasingly pronounced due to its lingering effects on the environment and the resulting repercussions it may possibly have. UCSB Bren Scho...
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Scientists Improve Efficacy of Cancer Drugs

Altering the shape of chemotherapy drugs from spherical to rod-like has proven to increase the efficiency in targeting and treating breast cancer cells by nearly 10,000-fold. Samir Mitragotri, a profe...
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Team of UCSB Researchers Creates New Method For Harnessing Solar Energy

Researchers at UCSB have found an alternate way to harvest energy from the sun without the use of semiconductors. Although the method is still in its infancy, the research team has already obtained su...
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Professor Receives Academy Award For Innovative Visual Effect Technique

Theodore Kim, an assistant professor in UCSB’s Media Arts and Technology Program, is the first sitting UCSB professor to earn an Academy Award. Kim is among a group of researchers that created a smo...
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Gender-Bending Fish: Why “Finding Nemo” Really Should Have Been A Mother-Son Story

I’m a child at heart. I listen to One Direction and wake up for Saturday morning cartoons. Now that I’ve taken zoology classes, I’ve taken it a step further and made the connection between my ch...
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Examining the Biology Behind the Popular Culture Phenomenon

Unless you’ve been under a rock, you should be familiar with the zombie apocalypse hype these past few years. Shows and movies such as “The Walking Dead” and I Am Legend depict flesh-eating mons...
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A Brief History of the Plastic That Holds Today’s Gadgets Together

The cell phone: the one thing we’ve all become completely dependent on. Imagine a world without rubber, a world without silicon, a world without those pieces of plastic that are in your hand right n...
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Researchers Study Diagram Literacy

A team of researchers from UCSB, Vanderbilt University and West Carolina University presented their work, a study on the effects of diagram orientation on interpretation abilities, in the most recent ...
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Curiosity Arrives on the Red Planet

The latest Mars rover Curiosity departed from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station last November and landed safely on the surface of the Red Planet on Aug. 5, 2012 making it the fourth American rover succ...
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UCSB Lecturer Creates Visual Arts-Based Physics Teaching System

Jatila van der Veen, a lecturer in the College of Creative Studies as well as a research associate in UCSB’s Physics Dept., created a new method in teaching introductory physics called “Noether Be...
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UCSB’s Free-Electron Laser Plays Critical Role in Electron-Hole Recollision Experiment

UCSB professor and director of the Institute for Terahertz Science and Technology Mark Sherwin and his research group recently demonstrated how the recollision of electrons produced multiple frequenci...
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UCSB Research May Aid Development of New MRI and Quantum Technology

Potential advances in MRI technology on the nanoscale as well as in the field of quantum computing are closer to being realized, according to a recent UCSB study. UCSB assistant physics professor Ania...
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170-Year-Old Stellar Outburst Provides Unique Research Opportunity

Astrophysicists affiliated with UCSB and the Las Cumbres Observatory Global Telescope Network have recently begun researching 170-year-old Eta Carinae, a behemoth double-star system that erupted over ...
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UCSB Researcher Team Develops Better Understanding of Leukemia Biology

UCSB chemistry and biochemistry professor Norbert Reich and his team of researchers have recently discovered a molecular pathway that may explain the way acute myeloid leukemia develops. AML is a canc...
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Wireless Internet Connections in Data Centers

Researchers at UCSB have helped create a new method to increase wireless transmission speeds in data centers by up to 30 percent. Scientists discovered that metal plates placed on the ceiling of data ...
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