As Santa Barbara and California Pursue Decarbonization, Electrification Presents New Opportunities

“It’s easy to get stuck in the mindset that Santa Barbara is so small when, actually, we can create a lasting impact on a global scale,” Parenteau said.
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Tracing the Spread of Early Humans Across East Asia

New knowledge supplied by better technology allowed Kennett and his research group to determine the timing of ancestry change and population movements. 
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UCSB Professor Who Invented Blue LEDs Wins Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering

Since 1995, Nakamura has received numerous accolades for his achievements in the field, namely his efforts to create cheap and efficient sources of light.
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Independence the “Right Way?”

“As social creatures and as cultural creatures, ultimately one feels good when one’s way of being fits in and is valued in one’s environment and context,” Lawrie said.
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New Mobile COVID-19 Testing Unit Set Up in Santa Barbara

Because the location of the testing site isn’t stationary, greater coverage is provided by the unit, as it can be moved based on the current distribution of COVID-19 cases at the time.
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UCSB Expands COVID-19 Testing With CLIA-Certified On-Campus Diagnostic Laboratory

The lab allows for coordination of patient sample acquisition of tests, testing logistics, case management and contact tracing efforts. 
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Dating To a Science: UCSB Researchers Study Patterns in Assortative Mating

While doing matrix models of mate choice, Conroy-Beam saw a correlation between specific traits, despite the traits being assorted randomly throughout individuals in the simulation. 
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Mosquitoes in Santa Barbara Test Positive for West Nile Virus

Carrier mosquitoes have the potential to pass the virus on to humans — but it isn’t a reason for panic.
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Invasive Mosquito Species, Aedes aegypti, Detected in Santa Barbara County

The mosquito was first spotted at a home in Santa Barbara near the intersection of North La Cumbre Road and Foothill Road, and was later identified as Aedes aegypti.
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