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2012-06-07 08:54:34

UCI prepares first regional progress report on socioeconomic, quality-of-life trends Orange County has powered Southern California´s economic engine for the past two decades with the greatest job growth, highest median home values and lowest unemployment rates in the region, according to a report to be released next week by UC Irvine. The hub of employment in Orange County is unquestionably the Irvine cluster (including Irvine, Costa Mesa, Newport Beach, Laguna Beach, San Joaquin...

Researchers Develop World's Lightest Material
2011-11-18 04:47:43

UCI mechanical and aerospace engineer plays key role A team of researchers from UC Irvine, HRL Laboratories and the California Institute of Technology have developed the world´s lightest material — with a density of 0.9 mg/cc — about one hundred times lighter than Styrofoam. Their findings appear in the Nov. 18 issue of Science. The new material redefines the limits of lightweight materials because of its unique “micro-lattice” cellular architecture. The...

Ocean Temps Can Predict Amazon Fire Season Severity
2011-11-12 05:28:06

By analyzing nearly a decade of satellite data, a team of scientists led by researchers from the University of California, Irvine and funded by NASA has created a model that can successfully predict the severity and geographic distribution of fires in the Amazon rain forest and the rest of South America months in advance. Though previous research has shown that human settlement patterns are the primary factor that drives the distribution of fires in the Amazon, the new research...

2011-09-23 13:00:00

Lawsuit filed against UC school system for charging California residents higher tuition rates because these student residents use financial aid that comes from out of state family members San Diego, California (PRWEB) September 23, 2011 The attorneys at Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik filed a complaint against the Regents of the University of California on September 16, 2011 alleging that it is unconstitutional to charge students who are residents of California higher tuition rates...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'