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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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50 Years of Education, Innovation and Technology

An interdisciplinary culture of innovation committed to developing new technology in ways that benefit the world, the UCSB College of Engineering has proven itself as one of the most successful public...
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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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Socratic Application Allows Students To Post Homework Questions, Get Answers

Socratic, a website dedicated to being an "open resource" to help students learn, launched and application this year which turns one's smartphone into a digital tutor, prompting users to take a photo ...
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Little Bites, Big Consequences

A UCSB marine biology professor examines the apparently detrimental relationship between parrotfish and coral.
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UCSB Researchers Find Similarities in Chaos and Entanglement

Hearing the word "physics" evokes images of Isaac Newton sitting below a tree and coming up with his three laws of motion. Other images include heat transfer in thermodynamics and magnets; all things ...
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Desalination Plant To Reopen Next Fall

After 23 years of inactivity, Santa Barbara City Council decided to reopen the Charles E. Meyer Desalination plant in order to relieve a stage-three drought.
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Is There Anybody Out There?

Famed astronomer Carl Sagan once said “The universe is a pretty big place. If it’s just us, seems like an awful waste of space.”
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Environmental Conference Cuts Travel Emissions, Fosters Communication

The virtual conference, titled “Climate Change: Views from the Humanities,” features over 50 speakers contributing pre-recorded talks about diverse topics such as ecopsychology, art and poetry, fo...
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Cancer Research To Improve Pregnancy Medication

A UCSB professor is working with researchers internationally to create a drug that will assist in pregnancy placenta complications; the drug’s similarities to drugs used as cancer medication are sur...
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Researchers Disclose ‘Unknown Territories’

A Tuesday morning KCSB radio show is steadily chipping away the many mysteries and miscommunications of science and the science community.
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ECE Professor Interprets WiFi Signals into Vision

Associate Professor Yasamin Mostofi has designed a new technology that uses simple WiFi signals to allow unmanned vehicles to essentially “see” through walls.
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UCSB Probes the Hidden World: A Look into Nanoscale Imaging

UCSB professor Ania Jayich has developed a method to observe interactions at the quantum level at temperatures approaching zero Kelvin, or absolute zero.
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CLAS A.C.E. Chemistry Sections Gain Popularity

The A.C.E. course was created after the CLAS staff noticed that most students on academic probation had taken the Chemistry 1A class
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UCSB-Smithsonian Scholars Program Connects Underrepresented Students to S.T.E.M.

UC Santa Barbara has expanded its pilot program for underrepresented students in science fields, funding yearly trips for local students to conduct research in Virginia under the mentorship of scienti...
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