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Familiar Faces Look Happier Than Unfamiliar Ones


It’s a cheesy pick-up line: “Haven’t I seen you somewhere before?” It might also be something that profoundly alters how we perceive other people. According to research from UC San Diego, familiar faces look happier to us than unfamiliar...
20-Jun-2017 6:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

SDSC’s Comet is a Key Resource in New Global Dark Matter Experiment


The petascale Comet supercomputer at the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) on the UC San Diego campus has emerged as a key resource in what is considered to be the most advanced dark matter research quest to-date, with a group of international...
20-Jun-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Differences in Sea Spray Particle Chemistry Linked to Formation Processes of Drops by Bubbles in Breaking Waves


A team of researchers led by the University of California San Diego has identified for the first time what drives the observed differences in the chemical make-up of sea spray particles ejected from the ocean by breaking waves.
19-Jun-2017 3:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama Delivers Keynote Address to UC San Diego Graduates


His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama delivered the keynote address to 25,000 University of California San Diego graduates and their families June 17 during the university’s All Campus Commencement. His message to graduates centered on the power of...
17-Jun-2017 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Electrolytes Made From Liquefied Gas Enable Batteries to Run at Ultra-Low Temperatures

Engineers at the University of California San Diego have developed new electrolytes that enable lithium batteries to run at temperatures as low as -60 degrees Celsius with excellent performance -- in comparison, today's lithium-ion batteries stop...
14-Jun-2017 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Scientists Report Large-Scale Surface Melting Event in Antarctica during 2015-16 El Niño


The West Antarctic Ice Sheet, a landbound mass of ice larger than Mexico, experienced substantial surface melt through the austral summer of 2015-2016 during one of the largest El Niño events of the past 50 years
15-Jun-2017 5:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Shape and Size of DNA Lesions Caused by Toxic Agents Affects Repair of DNA


A team led by New York University researchers has identified and described how a major player in the repair process, called nucleotide excision repair or NER, works to recognize certain lesions for subsequent removal by the NER machinery.
13-Jun-2017 6:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

UC San Diego’s Connections with the Dalai Lama Run Deep


During his June 2017 visit to the University of California San Diego, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama will share messages of global compassion, with an emphasis on education, scientific inquiry and global responsibility––all values that deeply...
9-Jun-2017 9:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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UC San Diego Surgeon Heading to 2016 Winter Youth Olympic Games


In two weeks, UC San Diego Health orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Sonya Ahmed will head to Lillehammer, Norway for the 2016 Winter Youth Olympic Games. Ahmed is a former elite athlete herself—competing internationally in gymnastics and in collegiate pole...
29-Jan-2016 3:05 PM EST

Founder of UC San Diego’s Dance Program Establishes $100,000 Endowment

Professor emerita Margaret C. Marshall, founder of the dance program at the University of California, San Diego, has established with her husband, Mark G. Marshall, a $100,000 endowment fund to continue the legacy of dance in the Division of Arts...
31-Oct-2013 3:10 PM EDT

University Experts Available to Discuss Charles Darwin and Evolution

The University of California, San Diego is hosting a series of events this spring to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin and to reflect on how his ideas continue to influence science. The University also has a list of...
30-Jan-2009 1:00 PM EST

One Year after California's Devastating 2007 Wildfires, Environmental and Health Effects of Smoke Better Understood


Description: Looking for an expert to talk on the upcoming anniversary of last October's wildfires? UC San Diego faculty are available to comment.
2-Oct-2008 3:00 PM EDT

Healthcare Systems Experts Discuss Campaign Issues

A nationally recognized healthcare policy expert at UC San Diego School of Medicine is available to discuss campaign issues related to healthcare plans/promises.
22-Aug-2008 1:00 PM EDT

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