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2011-05-27 10:37:49

A new biomaterial designed for repairing damaged human tissue doesn't wrinkle up when it is stretched. The invention from nanoengineers at the University of California, San Diego marks a significant breakthrough in tissue engineering because it more closely mimics the properties of native human tissue. Shaochen Chen, professor in the Department of NanoEngineering at the UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering, hopes future tissue patches, which are used to repair damaged heart walls, blood...

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2010-04-15 08:00:00

A natural product found in both coconut oil and human breast milk "“ lauric acid -- shines as a possible new acne treatment thanks to a bioengineering graduate student from the UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering. The student developed a "smart delivery system" "“ published in the journal ACS Nano in March "“ capable of delivering lauric-acid-filled nano-scale bombs directly to skin-dwelling bacteria (Propionibacterium acnes) that cause common acne. On Thursday April...

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2010-04-13 10:44:38

Electrical engineers from UC San Diego are at the leading edge of efforts to merge silicon chip technologies with sophisticated wireless communications tools in the millimeter and microwave range "”technologies that traditionally have been too expensive for all but defense and satellite applications. By bringing these two technologies together, electrical engineers from the UCSD Jacobs School of Engineering are building the technical foundation for wireless links and personal wireless...

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2010-03-29 14:33:30

After an extensive period of testing, researchers have launched an Internet portal to showcase the real-time measurement and visualization of energy use on the University of California, San Diego campus. The UC San Diego Energy Dashboard (http://energy.ucsd.edu/) allows users to see up-to-the-second information on a structure-by-structure basis for 60 of the largest buildings on the La Jolla campus. The data is provided by UC San Diego Physical Plant Services from over 200 energy meters...

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2009-08-18 10:50:00

University of California, San Diego computer scientists have created software that they hope will lead to data centers that logically function as single, plug-and-play networks that will scale to the massive scale of modern data center networks. The software system"”PortLand"”is a fault-tolerant, layer 2 data center network fabric capable of scaling to 100,000 nodes and beyond. PortLand is fully compatible with existing hardware and routing protocols and holds promise for...

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2009-05-27 09:44:05

UC San Diego computer scientists are one step closer to building low cost networks of underwater sensors for real time underwater environmental monitoring. At the IEEE Reconfigurable Architectures Workshop in Rome, Italy, on May 25, computer scientists from the Jacobs School of Engineering presented a paper highlighting the energy conservation benefits of using reconfigurable hardware rather than competing hardware platforms for their experimental underwater sensor nets. While the Navy has...

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2009-04-10 08:11:07

Sticky is good. A University of California, San Diego bioengineer is the first author on an article in the journal Science that provides insights on the "stickiness of life." The big idea is that cells, tissues and organisms hailing from all limbs of the tree of life respond to stimuli using basic biological "modules." For example, the researchers outlined similar strategies across biology for fulfilling the tasks of "sticking together" (cell-cell interactions), "sticking to their...

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2005-05-05 07:56:40

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- A blast simulator that can deliver the same punch as a car bomb was unveiled Wednesday in a laboratory at the University of California, San Diego, as part of a federal anti-terrorism program. The device uses heavy rubber pads driven by hydraulic pistons to create the same split-second effects that explosives would have on columns, beams, floors, ceilings and girders, school officials said. The $10 million simulator will be used to develop ways of hardening buildings and...


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