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What Will It Take for China to Reach Carbon Neutrality by 2060?

February 26, 2024

To become carbon neutral by 2060, as mandated by President Xi Jinping, China will have to build eight to 10 times more wind and solar power installations than existed in 2022.

Five Cutting-edge Advances in Biomedical Engineering and Their Applications in Medicine

February 21, 2024

Innovations in the form of multi-scale sensors and devices, creation of humanoid avatars and the development of exceptionally realistic predictive models driven by AI can radically change our lifestyles and response to pathologies.

Detecting Pathogens—and Sepsis—Faster and More Accurately by Melting DNA

February 21, 2024

A new analysis method can detect pathogens in blood samples faster and more accurately than blood cultures, which are the current state of the art for infection diagnosis. The new method, called digital DNA melting analysis, can produce results in under six hours.

These Tiny Power Converters Run on Vibrational Energy

February 20, 2024

Scientists at the University of California San Diego and CEA-Leti have developed a ground-breaking piezoelectric-based DC-DC converter that unifies all power switches onto a single chip to increase power density.

Type 2 Diabetes Alters the Behavior of Discs in the Vertebral Column

February 13, 2024

Type 2 diabetes alters the behavior of discs in the vertebral column, making them stiffer, and also causes the discs to change shape earlier than normal. As a result, the disc’s ability to withstand pressure is compromised.

UC San Diego is Part of DOE Grant to Establish Inertial Fusion Energy Hub

February 7, 2024

The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded a four-year, $16 million grant to a multi-institutional team including the University of California San Diego to establish a national Inertial Fusion Energy (IFE) Science & Technology Accelerated Research for Fusion Innovation & Reactor Engineering Hub.

Renowned UC San Diego Microbiome Pioneer Rob Knight Elected to the National Academy of Engineering

February 7, 2024

Rob Knight, a University of California San Diego professor and international leader in the study of the roles microbes play in human health and disease and the functioning of ecosystems, has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering.

Researchers Uncover Surprising Link Between Body Temperature and Depression

February 5, 2024

People with depression have higher body temperatures, a finding that supports nascent research suggesting a mental health benefit to lowering the temperatures of those with the disorder, a new research team that includes scientists at the University of California San Diego found.

How to Run a Password Update Campaign Efficiently and With Minimal IT Costs

February 1, 2024

Email notifications to update passwords potentially yielded diminishing returns after three messages. They also found that a prompt to update passwords while users were trying to log in was effective for those who had ignored email reminders.

Bringing Together Real-world Sensors and VR to Improve Building Maintenance

January 31, 2024

A new system that brings together real-world sensing and virtual reality would make it easier for building maintenance personnel to identify and fix issues in commercial buildings that are in operation.
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