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2011-09-27 10:37:53

Fortuitous discovery in UC Riverside physics lab made using stacked layers of 'wonder material' An accidental discovery in a physicist's laboratory at the University of California, Riverside provides a unique route for tuning the electrical properties of graphene, nature's thinnest elastic material. This route holds great promise for replacing silicon with graphene in the microchip industry. The researchers found that stacking up three layers of graphene, like pancakes, significantly...

Image 1 - Evidence For Iron-Rich Ancient Ocean Changes View Of Earth's Early History
2011-09-08 06:26:25

  Discovery challenges previous models for environment in which early life evolved Over the last half-billion years, the ocean mostly has been full of oxygen and teeming with animal life. But earlier, before animals evolved, oxygen was harder to come by. Now a new study, led by researchers at the University of California, Riverside (UCR), reveals that the ancient deep ocean was not only devoid of oxygen but also rich in iron, a key biological nutrient for nearly a billion years...

2011-09-07 20:13:41

UC Riverside researchers also find connection between sales of single-serve containers of alcoholic beverages and violent crime Violent crime could be reduced significantly if policymakers at the local level limit the number of neighborhood liquor stores and ban the sale of single-serve containers of alcoholic beverages, according to separate studies led by University of California, Riverside researchers. In the first of two groundbreaking studies published in the September issue of the...

2011-09-02 16:53:22

UC Riverside researchers suggest that goldspotted oak borer invasion might be contained by controlling the movement of firewood. A catastrophic infestation of the goldspotted oak borer, which has killed more than 80,000 oak trees in San Diego County in the last decade, might be contained by controlling the movement of oak firewood from that region, according to researchers at the University of California, Riverside. “This may be the biggest oak mortality event since the...

2011-07-29 14:52:25

Researchers from UC Riverside and Duke University propose a new and less expensive approach to treating depression. Practicing positive activities may serve as an effective, low-cost treatment for people suffering from depression, according to researchers at the University of California, Riverside and Duke University Medical Center. In "Delivering Happiness: Translating Positive Psychology Intervention Research for Treating Major and Minor Depressive Disorders," a paper that appears in the...

2011-07-28 23:34:38

Research performed in Guy Bertrand's lab offers vast family of new catalysts for use in drug discovery, biotechnology Chemists at the University of California, Riverside have accomplished in the lab what until now was considered impossible: transform a family of compounds which are acids into bases. As our chemistry lab sessions have taught us, acids are substances that taste sour and react with metals and bases (bases are the chemical opposite of acids). For example, compounds of the element...

2011-07-21 14:03:08

Research by marketing professor shows risk taking depends on whether participants recalled past episode of good or bad luck and whether they washed their hands Do people believe good and bad luck can be washed away? Yes, according to an advanced online publication in the Journal of Experimental Psychology that was co-authored by Rami Zwick, a University of California, Riverside marketing professor in the School of Business Administration. Zwick, working with Alison Jing Xu of the University...

2011-06-02 13:32:00

Model created by team from UC Riverside, Texas State and La Sierra serves as a guide for clinicians to help patients follow prescribed treatments. Physicians can help their patients follow prescribed treatments and achieve healthier results "“ particularly in chronic disease management "“ by using a three-pronged strategy developed by a team of researchers from the University of California, Riverside, Texas State University-San Marcos, and La Sierra University in Riverside,...

2011-04-26 14:46:17

UC Riverside study finds that managers' conceptions of employees can be self-fulfilling prophecies that affect job satisfaction, relationships and trust. American companies and organizations spend billions of dollars every year on leadership training for their managers. To improve job performance they ought instead to focus on what managers believe about their employees, a study by the University of California, Riverside shows. How leaders view their employees tends to become a...

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2011-04-13 09:27:24

'KinnowLS' is university's eighth citrus variety developed in past 10 years Juicy. Extremely Sweet. Visually attractive. Easy to peel. Low seeded. These are the fine qualities that mark 'KinnowLS,' the latest citrus variety released by researchers at the University of California, Riverside. Large-sized for a mandarin, the fruit has an orange rind color. The rind is thin and extremely smooth. The 10-11 segments in each fruit are fleshy and deep orange in color. 'KinnowLS' (the LS is short for...


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bodacious
  • Remarkable; prodigious.
  • Audacious; gutsy.
  • Completely; extremely.
  • Audaciously; boldly.
  • Impressively great in size; enormous; extraordinary.
This word is probably from the dialectal 'boldacious,' a blend of 'bold' and 'audacious.'
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