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Infection by Confection: COVID-19 and the Risk of Trick-or-Treating

October 30, 2020

Researchers determined that COVID-19 transmission risk via Halloween candies is low, even when they are handled by infected people, but handwashing and disinfecting collected sweets reduces risk even further.

Study: Loneliness Highest in the 20s and Lowest in the 60s

November 10, 2020

Seeking to develop effective interventions, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine examined the psychological and environmental factors that lead to patterns of loneliness in different age groups.

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.

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