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extravert

Research Suggests the Happiest Introverts May Be Extraverts

If you are an introvert, force yourself to be an extravert. You’ll be happier.  That’s the suggestion of the...
plasmonic metal

Product Authentication at Your Fingertips

Imagine if water vapor in your breath or surrounding your fingertips revealed invisible patterns on commercial products — smartphones, laptops, expensive liquor...
Alzheimer's disease

An Alternate Theory for What Causes Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s disease, the most common cause of dementia among the elderly, is characterized by plaques and tangles in the brain, with most...
biomass fuel

Supercomputing Improves Biomass Fuel Conversion

Fuels made from agricultural or forestry wastes known as lignocellulosic biomass have long been a champion in the quest to reduce use...
Alzheimer's

Alzheimer’s Gene May Impact Cognition Before Adulthood

A gene linked to Alzheimer’s disease may impact cognitive health much sooner than previously realized. The APOE gene creates...
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