A Week of Science Round-Ups

A Week of Science Round-Ups

1. Top-secret military space plane returns from orbit. On Oct. 17, an ultra-secret space plane belonging to the United States Air Force touched down in Southern California. Unbeknownst to the world, the United States Air Force was conducting a test mission of the Boeing X-37B for nearly two…

Adding Mathematics to the Biological Equation

Adding Mathematics to the Biological Equation

Mathematics can be used to express a variety of phenomena; a masterful Mozart sonata, for example, can be represented as an elaborate sequence of longitudinal pressure waves or acoustic wave functions; the flowering of an artichoke leaf conforms to a pattern known as a Fibonacci sequence. In addition…

UCSB Outreach Allows Kids Deep-Sea Insight

UCSB’s Marine Science Institute (MSI) is partnering with Robert Ballard — most famously known for his discovery of the Titanic — through the MSI’s new facility for Outreach to Teach Ocean Science (OCTOS) to create an opportunity for elementary school students to learn about ocean science via a…

UCSB Engineers Introduce An Innovative Biosensor that Rivals Graphene in Sensitivity

UCSB Engineers Introduce An Innovative Biosensor that Rivals Graphene in Sensitivity

UC Santa Barbara researchers recently engineered a 2-D next-generation field-effect transistor (FET) biosensor using molybdenum disulfide (MoS2), a…

Artificial Intelligence: Can Science Truly Recreate You?

Artificial Intelligence: Can Science Truly Recreate You?

With the unprecedented rise of millennial computing, lightning fast telecommunication, vibrant social media and virtually limitless access to…

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