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Yellow-Legged Frog Populations Leap Forward

These frogs haven’t croaked yet.
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The Santa Barbara Basin: Home of the Largest Underwater Bathtub Ring Caught on Camera

“We expected to find changes in the biological community,” he said, “but we did not expect to find a mile-long colonization of bacteria.”
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Gaucho Granted 600 Grand to Continue Research

Gaucho alumna Victoria Orphan has recently been awarded a grant of $600,000 to continue her research of deep sea microorganisms. The creativity and future application of Orphan’s work stems from her...
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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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Mathematical Model To Predict Vein Growth

Imagine being able to predict the growth of the tumor. How about the vein growth of premature babies’ eyes? All of these applications and more can be determined with the use of a certain mathematica...
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UCSB Alumnus Adapts Pipe Flow Software to Engineering Student Needs

A computer software program that is used in engineering industries is now available to students attending U.S. universities for the price of $10 a year.
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The Anti-Resistance: UCSB Chemist Irene Chen Explores Alternatives to Antibiotics

With an eye for creative impact, the National Institute of Health has awarded the Director’s New Innovator Award, a $2.1 million grant, to Chen to support her research on phage therapy.
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UCSB Professors Receive Grant for Outer Space Research

Coastal communities like Isla Vista and Santa Barbara are faced with an incessant barrage of environmental threats on a daily basis. Dealing with everything from eroding cliffs to excessive oil drilli...
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Learning Patterns: A Look Into Freshman Seminars

The announcement of the 2016 Nobel Prize awards will be broadcast this week internationally to an audience of billions. The discussion of its history will be presented to a much smaller audience in on...
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UCSB Professor Receives $10 Million To Establish Benioff Ocean Initiative

The Benioff Ocean Initiative (BOI) is a foundation focused on helping universities understand the pressing problems the world’s oceans face. The BOI aims to find solutions resulting in cleaner and h...
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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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Competition Begets Life-Saving Innovation

UCSB alumnus participates in a competition with the goal of inventing a device that relays danger.
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Cosmic Watch Brings Space Exploration to Smartphones

The stars and planets above us may now be easier to spot with the development of a new app, Cosmic Watch, that turns your smartphone into an interactive 3D astronomical time device. Serving as a moder...
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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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