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Neurons Stripped of Their Identity Are Hallmark of Alzheimer’s Disease, Study Finds

November 13, 2020

UC San Diego researchers have identified new mechanisms in neurons that cause Alzheimer’s disease. In particular, they discovered that structural changes in chromatin trigger neurons to lose their specialized function and revert to a precursor-like state.

Upgraded Radar Can Enable Self-Driving Cars to See Clearly No Matter the Weather

November 17, 2020

A new kind of radar could make it possible for self-driving cars to navigate safely in bad weather. Electrical engineers at UC San Diego improved the imaging capability of existing radar sensors so that they accurately predict the dimensions of cars in live traffic, even in fog.

Researchers discover a new superhighway system in the Solar System

December 9, 2020

Researchers have discovered a new superhighway network to travel through the Solar System much faster than was previously possible. Such routes can drive comets and asteroids near Jupiter to Neptune’s distance in under a decade and to 100 astronomical units in less than a century.

Surveys Identify Relationship between Waves, Coastal Cliff Erosion

December 28, 2020

Researchers have always known that waves were an important part of cliff erosion, but they haven’t been able to separate the influence of waves and rain before. After decades of debate over the roles that waves and rain play in cliff erosion, new findings provide opportunity to improve forecasts

Supercomputer Models Describe Chloride’s Role in Corrosion

January 5, 2021

Simulations conducted using the Comet supercomputer at UC San Diego’s San Diego Supercomputer Center provide new insights on how chloride corrodes structural metals, causing severe economic and environmental impacts.

New Method Makes Better Predictions of Material Properties Using Low Quality Data

January 14, 2021

By combining large amounts of low-fidelity data with smaller quantities of high-fidelity data, nanoengineers at UC San Diego have developed a machine learning method to more accurately predict the properties of new materials including, for the first time, disordered materials.

California Energy Commission Grant Brings Scientists Closer to Transformative Forecast Ability

January 26, 2021

The California Energy Commission (CEC) awarded $1.5 million to three University of California campuses to give California’s electricity utilities, other electricity sector stakeholders and state agencies the ability to better anticipate climate change phenomena.

Deepfake Detectors can be Defeated, Computer Scientists Show for the First Time

February 8, 2021

Systems designed to detect deepfakes—videos that manipulate real-life footage via artificial intelligence—can be deceived, computer scientists showed for the first time at the WACV 2021 conference which took place online Jan. 5 to 9, 2021.

Counterintuitive Approach May Improve Eyewitness Identification

February 15, 2021

Researchers show for the first time that selecting innocent fillers for police lineups who match a basic description of the suspect but whose faces are less similar, rather than more, leads to better outcomes than traditional approaches in the field. Eyewitness performance improved by about 10%.

Robot Heal Thyself

March 24, 2021

Researchers at the University of California San Diego reporting in Nano Letters have developed small, swimming robots that can magnetically heal themselves on-the-fly after breaking into two or three pieces.

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