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Research Could Help Scientists Predict How Carbon Is Stored Underground
2013-08-23 05:49:36

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Computer simulations conducted at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) could help scientists make sense of a recently observed and puzzling wrinkle in one of nature’s most important chemical processes. It turns out that calcium carbonate—the ubiquitous compound that is a major component of seashells, limestone, concrete, antacids and myriad other naturally and industrially produced substances—may...

2013-08-16 12:25:31

IRVINE, Calif., Aug. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- University of California, Irvine Extension announces a platinum sponsorship of the 11th annual International System-on-Chip (SoC) Conference which will be held at University of California, Irvine, Calit2 Building in Irvine, Calif. on Oct. 23-24. The SoC conference is a premier event for engineering communities devoted to chip design and development. The theme for this year's conference, hosted by Savant Company, Inc, is "Emerging Complex...

2013-08-15 21:03:58

UC Riverside geneticists show the COPIA-R7 transposon enhances the immunity of its host against a pathogenic microorganism Transposons are DNA elements that can multiply and change their location within an organism's genome. Discovered in the 1940s, for years they were thought to be unimportant and were called "junk DNA." Also referred to as transposable elements and jumping genes, they are snippets of "selfish DNA" that spread in their host genomes serving no other biological purpose but...

2013-08-14 12:23:20

Program Integrates Best Practices in Sustainability and Business Strategies IRVINE, Calif., Aug. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The University of California, Irvine Extension is offering a brand new Certificate Program in Sustainable Solutions and Practices. The new program is in response to increasing demand for professionals with experience in community and global sustainability issues. Taking an interdisciplinary approach, the program will teach students to combine the elements of...

Anthropologists Study Testosterone Spikes In Non-competitive Activities
2013-08-14 08:22:36

University of California - Santa Barbara The everyday physical activities of an isolated group of forager-farmers in central Bolivia are providing valuable information about how industrialization and its associated modern amenities may impact health and wellness. Studying short-term spikes in the testosterone levels of Tsimane men, UC Santa Barbara anthropologists Ben Trumble and Michael Gurven have found that the act of chopping down trees –– a physically demanding task that is...

2013-08-13 12:21:08

SANTA FE, N.M., Aug. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sigma Labs, Inc. (OTCBB:SGLB) announced today that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Technology Transfer Division at Los Alamos National Laboratory covering the technology space of 3D Printing of metals. Mark Cola, President and CEO of Sigma Labs, remarked that "under the MOU, Sigma Labs and Los Alamos National Laboratory will seek to identify existing technologies at Los Alamos that are not currently under...

Young And Old Song Sparrows Experience Climate Change Differently
2013-08-12 15:52:50

University of California - Davis What's good for adults is not always best for the young, and vice versa. At least that is the case with song sparrows and how they experience the effects of climate change, according to two recent studies by scientists at the University of California, Davis, and Point Blue Conservation Science. Both studies show the importance of considering the various stages and ages of individuals in a species -- from babies to juveniles to adults -- to best predict...

2013-08-09 12:24:18

Participants Gain Valuable Skills for Top Technology Careers IRVINE, Calif., Aug. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In a recent report by McKinsey Global Institute, there will be almost half a million jobs in the next five years in which employees are required to have more than a basic understanding of how data plays a role in business. In order to meet the demands of employers, the University of California, Irvine Extension has announced five online information technology courses for the fall quarter....

2013-08-08 09:39:19

Though one might think the brains of people who develop Alzheimer's disease (AD) possess building blocks of the disease absent in healthy brains, for most sufferers, this is not true. Every human brain contains the ingredients necessary to spark AD, but while an estimated 5 million Americans have AD – a number projected to triple by 2050 – the vast majority of people do not and will not develop the devastating neurological condition. For researchers like...

2013-08-07 12:29:54

IRVINE, Calif., Aug. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- This fall, the University of California, Irvine Extension will offer a new course and complementary webinar as part of its expanding Meeting and Event Management Specialized Studies Program. The course Event Operations, Logistics and Communications will provide event planning professionals with the skills necessary to design, plan, and coordinate an event successfully. The institution is also announcing that founding advisory board member,...