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Stop! Hammer Time

With the hopes of discovering how individual neural cells react to impacts, researchers in the mechanical engineering department at UCSB are working on developing the world's smallest hammer.
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Greater Success for Students with Learning Disabilities Linked to Applied S.T.E.M.

Researchers from the Gervitz School of Education find that S.T.E.M. classes may help students with disabilities.
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UCSB Alumna Drinks to UTI Prevention

Her solution is Uqora, a preventative UTI drink mix that you can mix with water when you need it.
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Ocean Model Prompts Absorption Analysis

With the Earth's rising temperatures, carbon dioxide levels have increased which could affect the ocean circulation cycle. Researchers from UCSB dive deep to find out the effects of increased carbon d...
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Proteins May Determine Disease Progression

One of the most fundamental rules in the field of cell biology is structure determines function. It is the idea that the shape of something can ultimately redefine its activity, causing it to operate ...
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The Bigger the Predator, the Safer the Kelp

Kelp forests play several essential roles that aid in maintaining a thriving marine ecosystem. These roles range from sheltering smaller fish species from the vicious ocean predators that lurk in open...
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Turbulence Mixes Up Particles and Physicists

Hearing the word “turbulence” evokes images of bumpy airplane rides and stormy nights. While it does make passengers and potential air travelers nervous, the physics behind it is yet to be complet...
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How China’s Got It Made Using Trophic Cascades

Because each trophic level in a food chain has roughly 10 times as much biomass as its lower level, China’s removal of the predatory fish at the top levels has increased the number of fish in the lo...
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Sheephead Fish Balances Sea Urchin Population

In conjunction with marine preservation, UCSB researchers find that size does matter when it comes to predators and who they prey on.
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UCSB Professor Wins Academy Awards of the Oceans

UCSB marine ecology professor Ben Halpern receives award that honors Jaws author Peter Benchley
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UCSB Professor Uses Engineering Tactics for Cancer Research

The National Science Foundation awards mechanical engineering professor Otger Campàs for pioneering new technologies for his study on the process of the mechanics of cellular development.
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Red Herring: L.A. Sushi Restaurants Mislabel Fish

Efforts in making the fishing industry sustainable may not be as effective due to commonly mislabeled fish.
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Application to Find Open Housing Wins UCSB Hackathon

Students from all over California congregate to Corwin Pavilion to come up with a completely new program within 36 hours.
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Astrophysicist Reaches For and Lands in the Stars

American Institute of Physics and American Astronomical Society recognize UCSB physics professor and director of Kavli Institute of Theoretical Physics, Lars Bildsten, for his outstanding mid-career w...
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Kelp More Resilient Than Originally Thought

As Reed's research on kelp shows the different and surprising conditions kelp can withstand, beachgoers can continue to think something is pulling them into the ocean.
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