Science & Tech

NASA and SpaceX Launch Mission to Crash Spacecraft Into Asteroid From California Coast

Next October, after nearly a year of coasting, DART will intersect with a pair of asteroids in interplanetary space.
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Simply Stated: What Is the Best Form of Caffeine?

What should you be drinking to stay fueled and focused?
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UCSB Earth Science Researchers Map Fossil History in Ediacaran Era

MacDonald and collaborators were able to extract accurate dates from the use of a rhenium-osmium chronometer.
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Campus Point: New and Exciting Research at UCSB

A look at rockfish, LED lights, and fire probability predictions with UCSB researchers.
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Simply Stated: What Are The Stages of Vaccine Development?

On November 2, the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine was approved for administration in an age-appropriate dosage for children aged 5-11. With this recent milestone, many of us have been wondering what...
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UCSB Marine Science Institute Highlights Microbes as Key to Further Medical Discovery

In early October, researchers Isabel J. Jones, Susanne H. Sokolow and Giulio A. De Leo from the Marine Science Institute at UC Santa Barbara explored the benefits of using natural enemies as a sustain...
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UCSB Physics Professor Proposes New Planetary Defense System

The project proposes a way to break up incoming cosmic objects, instead of just deflecting them as past efforts have sought to do.
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UCSB Ecologist Looks to AI To Improve Wildlife Camera Trapping

The data analyzed in this study was taken from a long-term camera trap project in Gorongosa National Park in Mozambique.
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UCSB Professor Urges Centrality of Women in Biomedical Research

Emily Jacobs gave a lecture last week in the library entitled, “The Uncharted Mind — The Scientific Body of Knowledge: Whose Body Does it Serve?”
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Despite Public Outrage, Pine Mountain Remains Threatened By Logging

The project threatens 755 acres of conifer forest and chaparral on a mountain ridge in Los Padres National Forest.
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River Flows Across You: Game Theory in the Harirud Basin

The Harirud flows west from the snow-capped peaks of the Hindu Kush. From this origin, the river traverses Afghanistan, Iran and Turkmenistan.
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Thinking Globally and Acting Locally: Ian Shive and the Santa Barbara Wildlife Care Network Celebrate New Hospital

Shive is an author, photographer, filmmaker and conservationist, whose most recent works include the Discovery+ series “The Last Unknown” (2021).
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Campus Point: New and Exciting Research at UCSB

A look at soil, fish and psychology training programs with UCSB researchers.
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Los Ingenieros Engineers a Space for Underrepresented Students in S.T.E.M.

For decades, Los Ingenieros has sought to create a community for underrepresented students in the College of Engineering.
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Mechanical Engineering Professor Receives $1.8 Million NSF Grant

“The grant will provide opportunities for training students in how to incorporate biological circuits and elements into designer materials and then the deployment of those materials in useful device...
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