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Climate Change One Step At a Time

The University Of California’s approach to deep decarbonization offers lessons in efficiency, alternative fuels and electrification.
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UCSB Researchers Survey Debris Flows After Montecito Mudslides

Until the trees and plants grow back on the hillside, the soil will remain variable to its environment.
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UCSB Marine Biologists Bring Ecology to Children

Kelp forests are considered one of the most prolific and dynamic ecosystems on Earth. They provide food and shelter to thousands of fish, invertebrates and other algae. Studying the kelp forest is a v...
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Arginine’s Larger (in) Life Role

Researchers at UC Santa Barbara have discovered that the amino acids arginine and, to a lesser degree, lysine may have greater importance than previously thought regarding the origin of life.
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UCSB Selected to Host Its First SASE Conference

The SASE conference and the UCSB SASE chapter provide an unrivaled resource for students looking to embrace the intersectionality of being an Asian American in the S.T.E.M. fields. By providing invalu...
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AWMAT Combines Women in Art with Technology

A three day conference put on by the Alliance of Women in Media Arts and Technology celebrated the achievements of today’s generation of female media artists using technology in their work.
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UCSB Researchers Repair the Riparian Forests

A team of scientists from UCSB and the State University of New York is conducting a series of projects to study how riparian forests located in drought-prone environments are responding to climate cha...
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Elevated Levels of Potassium, Other Metals Found in Ash From Thomas Fire

A study of Thomas Fire ash collected at 18 points in Santa Barbara, Santa Paula and Goleta reveal a significant metal content
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Scaling New Heights

After winning the 2018 Zayed Future Energy Prize, Nobel Laureate Shuji Nakamura is optimistic about the future
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Vulnerabilities Found in Cancer Persister Cells

Matthew Hangauer and a team of UC San Francisco researchers discovered a common weakness in drug-resistant cancer cells, or “persister cells.”
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Maze Runner Redefined

Through fluid mechanics soap can solve a milk maze.
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Zayed Energy Prize Highlights Nakamura’s Research

Shuji Nakamura, a professor of Materials and Electrical & Computer Engineering at UC Santa Barbara, has received the Zayed Future Energy Prize’s Lifetime Achievement award for pioneering the dev...
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Certification May Help Conservation Efforts

Robert Heilmayr and colleagues were able to estimate the effect of sustainable certification, specifically for palm oil, on Indonesian plantations.
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Increase In Temperature Decreases Manufacturing Efficiency

UC Santa Barbara researchers have shown that climate change will dramatically lower output for the Chinese manufacturing sector.
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The Year A Bike Path Was Opened Again

After being closed since the beginning of construction, a bike path has opened up and connected both sides of campus.
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