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Improving Biomedical Technologies Using Squid Skin Protein
2014-07-18 03:48:01

UC Irvine Conductivity could charge up futuristic disease treatments The common pencil squid (Loliginidae) may hold the key to a new generation of medical technologies that could communicate more directly with the human body. UC Irvine materials science researchers have discovered that reflectin, a protein in the tentacled creature’s skin, can conduct positive electrical charges, or protons, making it a promising material for building biologically inspired devices. Currently,...

2011-01-31 15:00:00

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has entered into a letter of intent with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) to engage in a strategic relationship with the Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science for the establishment of the UCLA Center for Public Safety Network Systems. To lay the foundation for the new center, Raytheon has committed to initially contribute $1 million during three years to the UCLA Institute for...

2010-09-30 12:01:00

PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dr. Rafael L. Bras, a leading authority on soil-vegetation-atmosphere system modeling, has been named the recipient of Drexel University's 2010 Anthony J. Drexel Exceptional Achievement Award. This year's award includes a $50,000 prize. The Award, named for the University founder, was created to recognize collaborative, multidisciplinary research focused on real-world solutions that change society. Bras's career in academics and higher...

2010-09-03 18:19:56

Graphene, a one-atom-thick layer of graphitic carbon, has great potential to make electronic devices such as radios, computers and phones faster and smaller. But its unique properties have also led to difficulties in integrating the material into such devices. In a paper published Sept. 1 in the journal Nature, a group of UCLA researchers demonstrate how they have overcome some of these difficulties to fabricate the fastest graphene transistor to date. With the highest known carrier...

2005-06-09 18:18:44

Irvine, Calif., June 9, 2005 UC Irvine scientists in The Henry Samueli School of Engineering have demonstrated for the first time that carbon nanotubes can route electrical signals on a chip faster than traditional copper or aluminum wires, at speeds of up to 10 GHz. The breakthrough could lead to faster and more efficient computers, and improved wireless network and cellular phone systems, adding to the growing enthusiasm about nanotechnology's revolutionary potential. "Our prior research...


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