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2013-10-03 09:05:12

A team of engineers led by computer scientists at the University of California, San Diego, has developed a new approach that marries computer vision and hardware optimization to sort cells up to 38 times faster than is currently possible. The approach could be used for clinical diagnostics, stem cell characterization and other applications. The approach improves on a technique known as imaging flow cytometry, which uses a camera mounted on a microscope to capture the morphological features...

Working Alone Won't Help You Achieve Good Grades
2013-02-01 10:24:27

UCSD Jacobs School of Engineering Students who work together and interact online are more likely to be successful in their college classes, according to a study published Jan. 30 in the journal Nature Scientific Reports and co-authored by Manuel Cebrian, a computer scientist at the Jacobs School of Engineering at the University of California San Diego. Cebrian and colleagues analyzed 80,000 interactions between 290 students in a collaborative learning environment for college courses....

Next Generation Antennas And Lenses Use Self-assembling Nanocubes
2012-06-13 20:14:18

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering have developed a technique that enables metallic nanocrystals to self-assemble into larger, complex materials for next-generation antennas and lenses. The metal nanocrystals are cube-shaped and, like bricks or Tetris blocks, spontaneously organize themselves into larger-scale structures with precise orientations relative to one another.  Their findings were published online June 10 in the journal Nature...

2012-02-10 14:08:23

Scientists at the University of California, San Diego have developed a new method for making scaffolds for culturing tissue in three-dimensional arrangements that mimic those in the body. This advance, published online in the journal Advanced Materials, allows the production of tissue culture scaffolds containing multiple structurally and chemically distinct layers using common laboratory reagents and materials. According to the UC San Diego researchers, this process is more affordable and...

2012-02-09 18:20:29

It´s a matchup worthy of a late-night cable movie: put a school of starving piranha and a 300-pound fish together, and who comes out the winner? The surprising answer–given the notorious guillotine-like bite of the piranha–is Brazil´s massive Arapaima fish. The secret to Arapaima´s success lie in its intricately designed scales, which could provide “bioinspiration” for engineers looking to develop flexible ceramics. The inspiration for this study...

Image 1 - How Do You Fight Fire In Space?
2012-02-01 05:33:41

[ Watch the Video ] Research on the International Space Station also aims for a better understanding of fuel combustion here on Earth Improving fire-fighting techniques in space and getting a better understanding of fuel combustion here on Earth are the focus of a series of experiments on the International Space Station, led by a professor at the Jacobs School of Engineering at the University of California, San Diego. to A first round of experiments ran from March 2009 to December 2011....

The Physics Of Rainbows
2011-12-07 09:16:54

[ Video 1 ] | [ Video 2 ] | [ Video 3 ] Computer scientists at UC San Diego, who set out to simulate all rainbows found in nature, wound up answering  questions about the physics of rainbows as well. The scientists recreated a wide variety of rainbows — primary rainbows, secondary rainbows, redbows that form at sunset and cloudbows that form on foggy days — by using an improved method for simulating how light interacts with water drops of various shapes and sizes. Their...

Image 1 - Dark Matter Of Life Sequenced
2011-09-19 04:15:48

  Breakthrough to allow scientists to assemble genomes for thousands of bacteria species that previously couldn't be studied Researchers have developed a new method to sequence and analyze the dark matter of life–the genomes of thousands of bacteria species previously beyond scientists' reach, from microorganisms that produce antibiotics and biofuels to microbes living in the human body. Scientists from UC San Diego, the J. Craig Venter Institute and Illumina Inc.,...

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2011-07-19 09:15:05

Those solar panels on top of your roof aren't just providing clean power; they are cooling your house, or your workplace, too, according to a team of researchers led by Jan Kleissl, a professor of environmental engineering at the UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering. In a study in an upcoming issue of the journal Solar Energy, Kleissl and his team published what they believe are the first peer-reviewed measurements of the cooling benefits provided by solar photovoltaic panels. Using...


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cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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