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Earthquake

Earthquake Risk Elevated with Detection of Spontaneous Tectonic Tremor in Anza...

Scientists at the University of California, Riverside have detected spontaneous tectonic tremor — a signature of slow earthquakes deep below the earth’s surface —...
Chagas Disease

Scientists Identify New Hosts for Chagas Disease Vectors

Solitary weasel-like animals called tayra might look pretty harmless, but some may actually be incubators for a parasite that causes Chagas disease, a chronic,...
insectsvideo

Infected Insects Cause a Stink

Tiny eel-like creatures called nematodes are surrounding us. While they can be free-living (a cup of soil or seawater contains thousands), the most well-known...
Dickinsonia

Study Sheds Light on Earth’s First Animals

More than 550 million years ago, the oceans were teeming with flat, soft-bodied creatures that fed on microbes and algae and could grow as...
Hybrid Fuel

New Technology Will Cut Plug-in Hybrid Fuel Consumption by One Third

Engineers at the University of California, Riverside have taken inspiration from biological evolution and the energy savings garnered by birds flying in formation to...
Biomass

Unraveling the Science behind Biomass Breakdown

Lignocellulosic biomass—plant matter such as corn residues, grasses, straws, and wood chips—is an abundant and sustainable waste product ideal for the production of renewable...
Water Supply

As Drought Persists, Collaboration Seeks To Advance Technology That Helps Generate...

A researcher at the University of California, Riverside’s Bourns College of Engineering has been awarded $300,000 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to help...
Yeast

UCR Research Advances Oil Production in Yeast

CRISPR-Cas9 tool expedites production of biofuel precursors and specialty polymers in living systems

Nanoquakes Probe New 2-Dimensional Material

In a step towards a post-graphene era of new materials for electronic applications, an international team of researchers, including scientists at the University of...

Scientists Sequence Genomes of Microscopic Worms Beneficial to Agriculture

Many nematodes (worms) have specialized as pathogens, including those that serve as deadly insect-attacking parasites, making them effective biocontrol agents. Now a research team led...