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2011-04-08 15:35:25

Researchers say 1 damaging parasite can be used to eliminate another more difficult-to-manage parasite on hens, ultimately benefiting egg producers With the Easter holiday season coming up soon, egg consumption is expected to rise temporarily. But are hens in egg farms producing the maximum number of eggs they can? "Parasites such as fowl mites that commonly infest hens can reduce egg production by five percent or more," says Bradley A. Mullens, a professor of entomology at the University of...

2011-03-11 16:59:33

UC Riverside study of longevity unearths surprising answers. Cheer up. Stop worrying. Don't work so hard. Good advice for a long life? As it turns out, no. In a groundbreaking study of personality as a predictor of longevity, University of California, Riverside researchers found just the opposite. "It's surprising just how often common assumptions "“ by both scientists and the media "“ are wrong," said Howard S. Friedman, distinguished professor of psychology who led the 20-year...

2011-02-17 13:01:53

UC Riverside study finds that Asian Americans are not viewed as ideal leaders. Asian Americans are widely viewed as "model minorities" on the basis of education, income and competence. But they are perceived as less ideal than Caucasian Americans when it comes to attaining leadership roles in U.S. businesses and board rooms, according to researchers at the University of California, Riverside. In a groundbreaking study, researchers found that "race trumps other salient characteristics, such as...

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2011-02-17 05:40:00

Geologists in Iceland discovered a big surprise while drilling an exploratory geothermal well in 2009 in the Krafla volcano:  the presence of underground lava, known as magma, flowing into the well at a depth of 6,900 feet (2.1 kilometers). "To the best of our knowledge, only one previous instance has been documented of magma flowing into a geothermal well while drilling," said Wilfred Elders, a geologist at the University of California, Riverside, who led the research team. Elders and...

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2011-02-08 08:50:00

Study by researchers at UC Riverside's College of Engineering Center for Environmental Research and Technology shows real-time eco-driving can cut fuel consumption up to 6 percent Ever wonder how much fuel you can save by avoiding stop-and-go traffic, closing your window, not using air conditioning or coasting toward stops? Research at the University of California, Riverside's College of Engineering Center for Environmental Research and Technology (CE-CERT) can give you the answers. The...

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2011-01-06 08:24:08

Persistent lack of oxygen in Earth's oceans affected animal evolution The oceans became oxygen-rich as they are today about 600 million years ago, during Earth's Late Ediacaran Period. Before that, most scientists believed until recently, the ancient oceans were relatively oxygen-poor for the preceding four billion years. Now biogeochemists at the University of California-Riverside (UCR) have found evidence that the oceans went back to being "anoxic," or oxygen-poor, around 499 million years...

2010-12-01 22:27:17

Report co-written by education professor offers recommendations for Hispanic Serving Institutions seeking new federal grants A recently released report co-written by a University of California, Riverside professor argues that more attention needs to be placed on finances to increase the number of Latino students graduating in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields. The authors of the report "“ Lindsey E. Malcom, an assistant professor of education at UC Riverside,...

2010-10-18 21:47:29

Researchers at UC Riverside continue advancements with graphene, the single-atom thick carbon crytal that was the subject of this year's Nobel Prize in physics Researchers at the UC Riverside Bourns College of Engineering have built and successfully tested an amplifier made from graphene that could lead to more efficient circuits in electronic chips, such as those used in Bluetooth headsets and toll collection devices in cars. Graphene, a single-atom thick carbon crystal, was first isolated...

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2010-10-14 13:54:32

Roland Kawakami's lab is first to achieve 'tunneling spin injection' into graphene Physicists at the University of California, Riverside have taken an important step forward in developing a "spin computer" by successfully achieving "tunneling spin injection" into graphene. An electron can be polarized to have a directional orientation, called "spin." This spin comes in two forms "“ electrons are said to be either "spin up" or "spin down" "“ and allows for more data storage than is...

2010-08-05 16:14:06

We remain recognizably the same person, UC Riverside and Oregon researchers find Personality traits observed in childhood are a strong predictor of adult behavior, a study by researchers at the University of California, Riverside, the Oregon Research Institute and University of Oregon suggests. The study will appear in a forthcoming issue of the journal Social Psychological and Personality Science, a quarterly publication of the Association for Research in Personality, the European...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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