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2011-08-30 18:41:09

Device described in Biomedical Optics Express could be used for field diagnostics in developing countries, testing of water quality, food contamination To serve remote areas of the world, doctors, nurses and field workers need equipment that is portable, versatile, and relatively inexpensive. Now researchers at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) have built a compact, light-weight, dual-mode microscope that uses holograms instead of lenses. The team describes the new device...

2011-02-21 08:56:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Teachers College, Columbia University, has appointed Dr. Ernest Morrell director of its Institute for Urban and Minority Education (IUME). Morrell, who is currently on the faculty in the Urban Schooling Division of the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), will assume a tenured full professorship at Teachers College and the directorship of IUME offices in September. Morrell is a...

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2009-11-27 09:34:53

A new generation of ultrasmall transistors and more powerful computer chips using tiny structures called semiconducting nanowires are closer to reality after a key discovery by researchers at IBM, Purdue University and the University of California at Los Angeles. The researchers have learned how to create nanowires with layers of different materials that are sharply defined at the atomic level, which is a critical requirement for making efficient transistors out of the structures. "Having...

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2009-10-12 07:05:00

Scientists say that a new historical record of carbon dioxide levels is showing that current political targets on climate may be "playing with fire." The researchers used ocean sediments to map CO2 levels dating back to 20 million years ago. Levels similar to those now commonly regarded as adequate to tackle climate change were linked to sea levels 80-130 ft higher than today. The researchers noted in the journal Science that this extends knowledge of the link between CO2 and climate back...

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2008-07-22 11:20:00

Researchers have discovered that a frog that lives near noisy springs in central China can tune its ears to different sound frequencies, much like the tuner on a radio can shift from one frequency to another. It is the only known example of an animal that can actively select what frequencies it hears, the researchers say. The findings, from a collaborative effort led by the University of Illinois and the University of California at Los Angeles, appear this week in Proceedings of the National...

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2008-02-20 10:00:00

X-rays have been used for decades to take pictures of broken bones, but scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory and their collaborators have developed a lensless X-ray technique that can take images of ultra-small structures buried in nanoparticles and nanomaterials, and features within whole biological cells such as cellular nuclei. Argonne scientists along with scientists from the University of California at Los Angeles, the University of Melbourne,...

2006-01-19 20:15:00

By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A conservative alumni group dedicated to "exposing the most radical professors" at the University of California at Los Angeles is offering to pay students $100 to record classroom lectures of suspect faculty. The Web site of the Bruin Alumni Association also includes a "Dirty Thirty" list of professors considered by the group to be the most extreme left-wing members of the UCLA faculty, as well as profiles on their political activities and writings....

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2005-02-23 08:25:00

Improved health means they're drinking more than previous generations HealthDay News -- While it's natural to cut back on drinking as you age, new research suggests recent generations of older Americans are cutting back just a little less than their parents did. While the reason for this trend remains unclear, the researchers speculate that better access to health care and improved general health may mean today's 'young old' feel they can get away with a little more drinking than their...


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  • To talk saucily.
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