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Researchers Consider Solar-Powered Asteroid Vaporization Method
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Researchers Consider Solar-Powered Asteroid Vaporization Method

On February 15, Asteroid 2012 DA14, an asteroid about half of the size of a football field, flew extremely close to Earth. Recently, a meteor about 55 feet in diameter and weighing 10,000 tons crashed into Earth, landing in Russia. Scientists are now thinking of a way to start the […]

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Scientists Study Arthritis Friction

The research of UC Santa Barbara scientists from the Dept. of Chemical Engineering and the Materials Dept. is making way for new, low-cost methods of early arthritis detection. Jacob Israelachvili, UCSB professor of chemical engineering and material science, and a team of researchers have been studying friction patterns in osteoarthritis […]

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UCSB Recieves National Science Foundation Funding For Research

Two UCSB research teams have received multimillion dollar long-term research grants from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to fund their studies of kelp forests and coral reefs along the Santa Barbara coast. The Santa Barbara Coastal Long Term Ecological Research (SBC LTER) and the Moorea Coral Reef Long Term Ecological […]

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UCSB Receives New Stem Cell Research Center

UCSB has just completed a laboratory renovation of 10,000 square feet for the Center for Stem Cell Biology and Engineering, part of the Neuroscience Research Institute. Through a highly competitive selection process, UCSB was chosen by the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) to receive funding for the project. The […]

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Halloween: A Study in Food Culture

  Halloween has always been this holiday that has evolved through history and become what it is today: A day where you can dress as who you are not, eat lots of candy and be scared, all at the same time. When people think of Halloween they primarily think of […]