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Psychology Professor Honored for Lifetime of Contributions

The research of applied psychologist Richard Mayer lies at the intersection of cognition, instruction and technology.
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Inspiring Photonics for the Future

UCSB's Center for Science and Engineering Partnerships (CSEP) makes it a mission to introduce middle school students, especially young women, to the developing field of photonics.
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Discovering the Dark Ages of Peru: The Wari

Kurin’s book focuses specifically on the social, political and economic impacts that the collapse of the Wari had on their predecessors, the tribal Chankan peoples, who lived in the lands of modern-...
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Blurring the Boundaries of the Mind

Tucked away in the Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences domicile is the University’s interdisciplinary brainchild, the S.A.G.E. Center for the Study of the Mind, where researchers are en...
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Polymer Brush Growing Made Easier and Faster

A team led by Christian Pester and Craig J. Hawker of the Materials Research Laboratory at UCSB has recently invented a new process called sequential stop-flow photopatterning to create complex micron...
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De-extinction: Not Just Science Fiction Anymore

As the intriguing phenomenon of de-extinction becomes less like science fiction, UCSB ecologists have published a list of basic criteria to ensure de-extinction is as beneficial and sustainable as pos...
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Chemistry 101: The Classic Potato + Iodine = Blue/Black Experiment Finally Has an Explanation

An exciting collaboration between the Chemistry Department and the Materials Research Laboratory at UCSB has unexpectedly solved a 200 year-old chemistry enigma.
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What Came First: The Venus Table or the Feathered Serpent?

Gerardo Aldana, a professor in the Chicana and Chicano Studies and Anthropology Departments at UCSB, presents a new interpretation of the Venus Table, which tracks the observable phases of the planet,...
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