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UCSB Alums Among Entrepreuners Taking On Santa Barbara Technology Startup Scene

From Campus Point to corner offices, these Gauchos came, saw and conquered the local job market

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Physics Shout-Outs

Kavli Institute Connects The University of California, Santa Barbara’s Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics (KITP) is celebrating its 35th anniversary by developing a research facility to serve as a haven for physicists to congregate and discuss questions in the broadest ranges of science. The facility will be an extension of […]

Points of Pride for Gauchos in Lab Coats
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Points of Pride for Gauchos in Lab Coats

A number 2-ranked university in research citations worldwide with many top-ranked science programs, UCSB has a reputation as a top-notch scientific institution.

Scientist Examines Hormones, Desire
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Scientist Examines Hormones, Desire

Researchers at UCSB recently observed a link between peaking estrogen levels during young women’s monthly cycles with increased sexual desire and conversely higher progesterone levels with decreased sexual motivation. The study focused on undergraduate women around the age of 20, who were asked to spit into a test tube every […]

A concept illustration of the microfluidic channel. The nanoparticles are sensed by a laser beam, which then amplifies the spectral signature of the molecules it detects. This device is capable of detecting explosives, as well as narcotics and even spoiled food.
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UCSB Scientists Create Device Capable of Detecting Narcotics and Explosives

Researchers at UCSB recently created a device that can detect and differentiate between explosives, pollutants and various airborne chemicals via a microfluidic nanotechnology that mimics the mechanism behind canine chemo sensation. The portable vapor-distinguishing “Trace Chemical Vapor Detection Cartridge” is patented by SpectraFluidics, a Santa Barbara-based company that aims to […]