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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...

2011-08-28 07:00:00

Beloved IHF Chairman of the Board, Judge and Humanitarian Dead at 73. Irvine, California (PRWEB) August 28, 2011 The Irvine Health Foundation (âœIHFâ) mourns the passing of its Chairman of the Board, David G. Sills, who died Tuesday, August 23, after a long battle with cancer. Sills was a founding member of the IHF Board of Directors, serving as Chairman from its inception in 1985 until his death Tuesday. âœOur sadness is...

2011-07-29 14:46:47

Researchers cite stress from "Ëœcollective trauma' of terrorist attacks The events of Sept. 11, 2001, changed the way Americans travel and view the world. They may also have made us sicker and more likely to access healthcare services, according to a new UC Irvine study. In the first three years after the terrorist attacks, researchers found, reports of doctor-diagnosed illness climbed by 18 percent in a nationally representative sample of adults. The jump was highest in those with...

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2011-07-06 05:35:00

A new study may shed light on why some people have such a hard time eating only a few potato chips or a single fry. Researchers at University of California-Irvine found that fats in these foods make them nearly irresistible, and trigger a surprising biological mechanism that likely drives our nearly insatiable appetite for more. The apparent culprits are natural, marijuana-like chemicals in the body known as endocannabinoids. In their study, researchers Daniele Piomelli, Nicholas DiPatrizio...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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