“Practice makes perfect.” It’s that favorite mantra of parents, teachers and coaches all around the world. It’s been drilled into our minds since before we could remember. It makes perfect sense too: If you want to master something, you need to devote some time and effort to it. But, in [...]
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Dr. Garniss H. Curtis, a UC Berkeley professor emeritus of earth and planetary science, died Dec. 18 in Orinda, California at the age of 93. Curtis’ work with other UC Berkeley professors and seismologists pioneered a new form of radioactive dating that worked on relatively young rocks and helped establish [...]
Remember the last time you had trouble sleeping at night? It’s a cruel sort of torture, having to endure every single second of sleeplessness while the hours seem to whisk on by unnoticed. But that doesn’t even compare to the struggles of the following day. Sleep is a huge part [...]
Researchers at UCSB have found an alternate way to harvest energy from the sun without the use of semiconductors. Although the method is still in its infancy, the research team has already obtained substantial progress in efficiency. The use of solar energy is becoming viably competitive to fossil fuels. Zero-emission [...]
UCSB professors Elizabeth Belding and Lisa Parks recently received $1.2 million in grant money from the National Science Foundation as part of a project to improve Internet access in Macha, Zambia, a rural town in sub-Saharan Africa. Parks, a film and media studies professor, and Belding, a computer science professor, [...]