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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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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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