Latest San Diego State University Stories

2008-03-13 12:51:23

Microbial profiles serve as the ecological version of the human genome projectNowhere is the principle of "strength in numbers" more apparent than in the collective power of microbes: despite their simplicity, these one-cell organisms - which number about 5 million trillion trillion strong (no, that is not a typo) on Earth - affect virtually every ecological process, from the decay of organic material to the production of oxygen.But even though microbes essentially rule the Earth, scientists...

2008-02-26 14:40:00

Simulation May Help Big Cities Develop Early Warning Systems On January 26, 1700, at about 9 p.m. local time, the Juan de Fuca plate beneath the ocean in the Pacific Northwest suddenly moved, slipping some 60 feet eastward beneath the North American plate in a monster quake of approximately magnitude 9, setting in motion large tsunamis that struck the coast of North America and traveled to the shores of Japan.Since then, the earth beneath the region "“ which includes the cities of...

2008-02-04 10:15:00

Researchers from San Diego State University and the University of California have been using computer models to mimic the effects of underwater noise on an unusual whale species and have discovered a new pathway for sound entering the head and ears.Advances in Finite Element Modeling (FEM), Computed tomography (CT) scanning, and computer processing have made it possible to simulate the environment and anatomy of a Cuvier's beaked whale when a sonar signal is sent out or received by the whale....

2006-03-16 15:25:00

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A San Diego arena was evacuated for about two hours on Thursday, delaying a first-round game in the hugely popular national college basketball championship, after a hot dog cart attracted the attention of a bomb-sniffing dog. Thousands of fans arriving for a game between Marquette University and the University of Alabama were kept outside Cox Arena at San Diego State University until police determined that there was no bomb at the cart. Authorities cordoned off part of...

2006-03-16 13:49:50

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Police evacuated a San Diego college arena on Thursday, hours before a first-round NCAA championship basketball game, after a bomb-sniffing dog signaled a potential problem at a hot dog stand. Cox Arena at San Diego State University was cleared while police tried to determine if there was an explosive device in the hot dog stand, college spokesman Jack Beresford said. He said it was not immediately clear how many people were inside the building at the time but...

2005-09-27 13:33:56

San Diego, CA and Tokyo, Japan, September 26, 2005 "“"“ In a demonstration that could foretell the future of videoconferencing, scientific visualization and digital cinema deployment, scientists from around the world meeting at iGrid 2005 in San Diego were treated to the world's first real-time, international transmission of super high-definition (SHD) 4K digital video. 4K images have roughly 4,000 horizontal pixels "“ offering approximately four times the resolution of the...

2005-07-25 15:17:37

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A California Indian tribe on Monday said it would fund the first U.S. university degree in tribal gaming to bring professional discipline to a multibillion-dollar industry often "run on intuition." Last year, casinos run by Indian tribes generated around $21 billion in revenue, including hotels, restaurants and shows, compared with $19.6 billion for Nevada casinos, according to the National Indian Gaming Association. The Sycuan tribe has donated $5.5 million to...

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This word comes from the Late Latin 'virgula,' accentual mark, a diminutive of 'virga,' rod.