Science & Tech

Scientists Seek to Send Stem Cells to Clinics

Researchers around the world are collaborating in order to understand a fundamental building block within the human body.
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Speculated Supernova Shows Up in Star Data

Scientists at UC Berkeley have found a new breed of interstellar explosion -- just as UCSB astrophysicists had predicted.
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Comet Powder Brings Leonid Meteor Shower

Tonight, thousands of specks of light will permeate the night sky as a stream of interstellar particles burning through the Earth's atmosphere reaches its peak.
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Professor Disproves Long-Believed Theory

UCSB anthropology professor Michael Gurven has discovered that chronic inflammation may not be an indicator of cardiovascular disease -- a discovery that contradicts currently accepted medical researc...
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Scientists Unlock Squid Secret

Researchers at UCSB have found a protein in a species of iridescent cephalopods that allows them to dynamically change their color and reflectivity, providing them with a way to attract mates and camo...
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Labs To Stick Up for Safety

UCSB Environmental Health and Safety and Laboratory Research And Technical Support staff are collaborating to reduce energy costs, prevent laboratory accidents and decrease CO2 emissions in university...
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Mussel Glue Grips Rocks

Scientists at UCSB, with the help of a species of somewhat malevolent mollusks, may soon find a sticky solution that can allow people to glue things together under water.
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Lasers Trigger Drug Delivery

Scientists at UCSB have developed a nanoparticle-based drug delivery system that uses non-harmful lasers to send chemicals directly into cells, which may lead to improved drug efficacy and fewer side ...
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Island Marine Sanctuary at Risk

A report released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has identified several threats to the health of California's Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary.
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Break Some New Ground

It is not uncommon for this fine college campus to be criticized for being a “party school.” However, while it is known for its sun, surf and significant contribution to Natural Light̵...
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Short Science Snippets

Ocean Research That's Anything But Fishy In addition to being one of the top universities in energy research, UCSB is home to Bren Hall, the first building to be awarded two platinum standings by t...
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Aggressive Squids Have Scientists Running for the Labs

UCSB biologists and engineers attempt to understand the unusual composition of the strong, sharp Humboldt squid beak and its applications in the world of science. According to Herbert Waite, UCSB biol...
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UCSB Researchers Study Nanotechnology Development in China

China is attempting to "leapfrog" the United States in nanotechnology research, according to two UCSB researchers.
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Visiting Professor Explores Light Perception in the Infrared

In infrared light, water and sky look black and smooth like a chalkboard, plant leaves glow like bioluminescent jellyfish, and the red and white colors of a stop sign blend together to make a dull gre...
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Researchers Map Out Global Human Impact

Scientists at the UCSB National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis have put the total human impact on the oceans on the map.
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