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Bioluminescent Worm Found to Have Iron Superpowers

December 15, 2017

…Journal finds that the tubeworm, also known for its bioluminescence, has a ferritin with the fastest catalytic performance ever described, nearly eight times faster than that of human capabilities.

Soft Devices—Powered by ‘Stressed’ Algae—Glow in the Dark When Squished or Stretched

September 20, 2022

UC San Diego researchers developed soft devices containing algae that glow in the dark when experiencing mechanical stress, such as being squished, stretched, twisted or bent. The devices do not need electronics to produce light, making them useful for building soft robots for deep sea exploration.

Soft, Living Materials Made With Algae Glow Under Stress

October 23, 2023

Researchers have developed soft yet durable 3D-printed materials that glow in response to mechanical stress, such as compression, stretching or twisting. The materials derive their luminescence from single-celled algae known as dinoflagellates, which are embedded within the materials.

Nature’s Glowing Slime: Scientists Peek into Hidden Sea Worm’s Light

November 13, 2013

Scientists at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego and their colleagues are unraveling the mechanisms behind a little-known marine worm that produces a dazzling bioluminescent display in the form of puffs of blue light released into seawater.

Scripps-developed Landers Provide New View of Ocean Floor

April 17, 2012

…display in a new exhibit, “Creatures of Light: Nature’s Bioluminescence,” at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. Another is scheduled for display in the Monaco Pavilion at the upcoming Expo 2012 Yeosu Korea international exposition.

UC San Diego Nets No. 20 Spot on New List of Globe’s Best Universities

May 29, 2018

A new world ranking names the University of California San Diego among the globe’s top 20 best universities; the campus netted the 16th spot on among U.S. universities. The annual rankings from the Center for World University Rankings (CWUR), released today, measure universities’ quality of research, faculty, influence, enterprise and…

Researchers Discover What Makes Deep-Sea Dragonfish Teeth Transparent

June 5, 2019

Researchers discovered what makes the teeth of deep-sea dragonfish transparent. This adaptation, which camouflages dragonfish from prey, results from the teeth having an unusually crystalline nanostructure mixed with amorphous regions. The findings could provide bioinspiration for transparent cerami

Take 10 With a Triton: Campus Photographer Erik Jepsen is Chasing Rainbows—Literally

September 22, 2022

If you’ve seen a photograph of the campus and its people in the past decade, there’s a good chance that Erik Jepsen has taken it.

Historic Red Tide Event of 2020 Fueled by Plankton Super Swimmers

August 29, 2023

A new study led by scientists at UC San Diego’s Scripps Institution of Oceanography and Jacobs School of Engineering has pinpointed how a dinoflagellate plankton species created the major red tide event off Southern California in 2020.

Flu Virus Shells Could Improve Delivery of mRNA Into Cells

November 30, 2021

UC San Diego nanoengineers developed a new and potentially more effective way to deliver messenger RNA (mRNA) into cells. Their approach involves packing mRNA inside nanoparticles that mimic the flu virus—a naturally efficient vehicle for delivering genetic material such as RNA inside cells.

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