Whether or not you know anything about “Star Trek,” you’ve probably heard of the warp drive, that fictional technology that can fling a starship light-years away in mere minutes, opening up the universe to our exploration. If you’re a Star Wars fan, you’ve got the hyperdrive. It sounds like strict [...]
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The Santa Barbara County Water Agency, part of the Network of Santa Barbara County Water Providers is launching a new campaign, titled Water-Wise, to promote water conservation throughout the county. The centerpiece of the campaign is the newly remodeled website WaterWiseSB.org, which provides numerous tips on using water efficiently. The [...]
UCSB is now home to project Bloom Energy Server, a new type of solid oxide fuel cell technology that dramatically increases power generation efficiency by converting fuel into electricity. Producing over 1.75 million kilowatt hours per year, the server formulates enough energy to sustain an average of 160 U.S. houses. [...]
The College of Engineering will showcase student projects today and tomorrow during its free, annual Senior Capstone exposition. Senior engineering students in the Capstone Design class spend September through June undertaking substantial engineering projects on topics of their choice, using knowledge from other classes to find a practical application for [...]
Neuroscience researchers will launch a project analyzing the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease in a five-year-long study beginning next year, with research focusing primarily on prevention of the illness rather than post-diagnosis treatment. Neuroscience professor Ken Kosik will lead a team of researchers from the United States and Colombia to study [...]