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2014-03-27 23:26:23

World renowned researcher, Dr. Taka Shibamoto of the University of California, Davis has confirmed in his latest research findings that California based Puroast Coffee Company's coffee has significantly higher antioxidant levels than green tea and much lower acid content than other major coffee brands. Woodland, CA (PRWEB) March 27, 2014 Research findings from the University of California, Davis' Dr. Taka Shibamoto reveal a specially roasted coffee, Puroast®, has more than 7...

Lick's Automated Planet Finder Has Found Two New Planetary Systems
2014-03-27 12:31:13

By Tim Stephens, UC Santa Cruz In its first months of operation, the APF has found two new planetary systems, giving astronomers a taste of planetary riches to come Lick Observatory's newest telescope, the Automated Planet Finder (APF), has been operating robotically night after night on Mt. Hamilton since January, searching nearby stars for Earth-sized planets. Every night the fully autonomous system checks the weather, decides which stars to observe, and moves the telescope from star...

2014-03-26 11:10:50

Findings point to potential biomarkers for early detection of at-risk youth Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have discovered impaired neuronal activity in the parts of the brain associated with anticipatory functioning among occasional 18- to 24-year-old users of stimulant drugs, such as cocaine, amphetamines and prescription drugs such as Adderall. The brain differences, detected using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), are believed...

2014-03-25 08:20:13

- Super-efficient "living laboratory" seeks to address two major sources of U.S. CO2 emissions: cars and homes DAVIS, Calif., March 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Honda today marked the opening of Honda Smart Home US, showcasing technologies that enable zero net energy living and transportation. The home, located on the West Village campus of the University of California, Davis, is capable of producing more energy on-site from renewable sources than it consumes annually, including...

Why Are Leaf Epidermal Cells Shaped Like A Jigsaw Puzzle Piece?
2014-03-14 15:02:41

University of California - Riverside UC Riverside scientists discover auxin sensing and signaling complex on plant cell surface that explains why leaf epidermal cells have jigsaw puzzle-piece shapes Auxin, a small molecule, is a plant hormone discovered by Charles Darwin about 100 years ago. Over the years that followed it became understood to be the most important and versatile plant hormone controlling nearly all aspects of plant growth and development, such as bending of shoots...

2014-03-10 12:28:05

New Course in Test Driven Development and Free Webinars Offered in March and April IRVINE, Calif., March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the Education Advisory Board (EAB), a Washington, D.C. based research consortium, employer demand for certified project management professionals continues to grow. Per EAB's findings, the number of national job postings seeking a project management certification grew 3.6 percent from 2012 to 2013, including 15,472 job postings in California...

2014-03-10 08:27:02

LA JOLLA, Calif., March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With the goal of applying a more well-rounded, integrated approach to K-16 education, the concept of STE[+a]M(TM) seeks to meld left-brain convergent thinking with right-brain divergent thinking. Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140310/PH79355LOGO The inaugural STE[+a]M Connect Conference, dedicated to adding the arts (small "a") to the widely-accepted STEM disciplines of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics,...

2014-03-07 12:21:10

Team Resumes Transition At Nuclear Security Facilities In Tennessee and Texas RESTON, Va., March 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Bechtel-led Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC has been directed by the U.S. National Nuclear Security Administration to immediately resume transitioning to take over the management and operation of the Pantex Plant in Amarillo, Texas, and the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. Consolidated Nuclear Security was selected last year to manage...

2014-03-06 12:32:44

LA JOLLA, Calif., March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The significance and real-world impact of Big Data -- the popular term used to describe the exponential growth and availability of data, both structured and unstructured -- will be explored at a special University of California San Diego Extension seminar titled "Big Data at Work: A Conversation with the Experts." The event will be held Wednesday, March 12, from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm at Atkinson Hall, Qualcomm Institute on the UC San Diego...

2014-03-06 12:25:57

Participants Gain Valuable Skills Pertaining to Crisis Communications, Personal Branding and Online Video Marketing IRVINE, Calif., March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- University of California, Irvine Extension has announced three online webinars focusing on various marketing topics essential for business professionals of all industries. The free webinars will include topics such as crisis communications in the media, how to use personal branding to remain 'unemployment proof', and learning what...