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quantum metamaterials

Physicists Name and Codify New Field in Nanotechnology: ‘Electron Quantum Metamaterials’

When two atomically thin two-dimensional layers are stacked on top of each other and one layer is made to rotate against the second layer,...
Mycobacterium tuberculosis

Machine Learning Identifies Antibiotic Resistance Genes in Tuberculosis-Causing Bacteria

Researchers at the University of California San Diego have developed an approach that uses machine learning to identify and predict which genes make infectious...
Gene Network

Gene Network Lets Plant Roots Handle Nitrogen

With robotics, computers and advanced genetics, researchers at the University of California, Davis, and Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory have established a core set of...
walnuts

A Nutty Idea: A Little Stress Could Be Good for Walnuts

When it comes to watering walnuts, most California growers believe you need to start early to keep trees healthy and productive throughout the long,...
Brain Wave Device

Brain Wave Device Enhances Memory Function

The entrainment of theta brain waves with a commercially available device not only enhances theta wave activity, but also boosts memory performance. That’s according...
cement

Making Cement Sustainable

Cement production accounts for up to nine percent of global anthropogenic carbon dioxide emissions, according to the World Business Council for Sustainable Development. Sabbie...
brain biopsy

Blood Test ‘Biopsy’ for Kids with Brain Tumors Is Simple, Safe...

A new blood test for children with brain tumors may offer a safe way to allow doctors to measure the effectiveness of treatment even before...
Neurological Disease

Building a Patchwork Brain to Study Neurological Disease

Scientists at UCSF and Boston Children’s Hospital have developed a new technique for making mice with brains that combine the genetics of two different...
Moringavideo

The “Miracle Tree” That Could Help Feed the World

There's Nothing Super-Looking About Moringa. It’s skinny and sparse in foliage. Its fragile branches sprout puny white flowers and droop with long twisted pods knobby...
protective suits

‘Spacesuits’ Protect Microbes Destined to Live in Space

Just as spacesuits help astronauts survive in inhospitable environments, newly developed “spacesuits” for bacteria allow them to survive in environments that would otherwise kill...
artificial neural networks

Scientists Use Artificial Neural Networks to Predict New Stable Materials

Artificial neural networks—algorithms inspired by connections in the brain—have “learned” to perform a variety of tasks, from pedestrian detection in self-driving cars, to analyzing...
lithium-ion batteries

UC San Diego Receives Award from Energy Department for Battery Research...

The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded $2.5 million to a team led by the University of California San Diego for battery research in...
wearable ultrasound patch

Wearable Ultrasound Patch Monitors Blood Pressure Deep Inside Body

A new wearable ultrasound patch that non-invasively monitors blood pressure in arteries deep beneath the skin could help people detect cardiovascular problems earlier on...
musical sensorvideo

Musical Sensor Shows Bad Medicine Plays False Note

What if a single musical note could mean the difference between life and death?A new sensor based on a 3,000 year old African musical...
Artificial intelligence

AI Helps Track down Mysterious Cosmic Radio Bursts

Artificial intelligence is invading many fields, most recently astronomy and the search for intelligent life in the universe, or SETI.Researchers at Breakthrough Listen, a...
human cortical organoids

Building a Better Brain-in-a-Dish, Faster and Cheaper

Writing in the current online issue of the journal Stem Cells and Development, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine describe development...
Global Warming

Global Warming, El Niño Could Cause Wetter Winters, Drier Conditions in...

So here’s the good news: Despite fears to the contrary, California isn’t facing a year-round drought in our warming new world.However, UC Riverside Earth...
Artificial Cells

Artificial Cells Are Tiny Bacteria Fighters

Lego block” artificial cells that can kill bacteria have been created by researchers at the University of California, Davis, Department of Biomedical Engineering. The...
ultra-low emission natural gas

Natural Gas Engine Can Reduce Smog from Heavy-Duty Trucks

The University of California, Riverside Bourns College of Engineering Center for Environmental Research and Technology (CE-CERT) and Southern California Gas Co.(SoCalGas) today announced the results of a...
Rheumatoid Arthritis

Neutrophil Nanosponges Soak up Proteins That Promote Rheumatoid Arthritis

Engineers at the University of California San Diego have developed neutrophil “nanosponges” that can safely absorb and neutralize a variety of proteins that play...