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Tallest Full-scale Building Ever Built on an Earthquake Simulator Put to the Test at UC San Diego

April 5, 2023

A 10-story building made of cross-laminated timber will be tested on one of the world’s two largest earthquake simulators at the University of California San Diego this spring. Known as the Tallwood project, it is the tallest full-scale building ever to be constructed and tested on a shake table.

‘Creating a Safe Space for Yourself and Others’

May 18, 2023

Board members from Active Minds, a student organization dedicated to starting and changing conversations about mental health, share about their journeys with mental health advocacy.

The Class of 2023: Dedicated to Their Dreams

May 30, 2023

UC San Diego’s Class of 2023 looks forward to diving into their future. Their passions range from international environmental equity to artificial intelligence and from biosustainability to lasers and optics. Read more about some of our stunning graduates here.

5 Tips to Ace Your Fulbright Award Application

June 13, 2023

Have you ever considered studying, teaching or conducting research abroad? Your dreams can become a reality through the Fulbright Program. For those who are considering applying, we connected with five UC San Diego students and recent alumni on what makes a successful application.

A Scalable Approach to Building and Updating Phylogenies

July 27, 2023

A team of researchers led by Metin Balaban and Siavash Mirarab at UC San Diego have developed a more scalable method to infer phylogenetic trees. Their work appears in Nature Biotechnology.

UC San Diego Computer Scientists Tackle Annual Waste of 1.5 Billion Junked Smartphones

August 17, 2023

Researchers propose repurposing phone processors – a big departure from consumer recycling – hoping to leave a notably smaller carbon footprint.

WIFIRE Lab Forms New Partnership with U.S. Department of Homeland Security

August 29, 2023

For the past 10 years, the WIFIRE team at the San Diego Supercomputer Center at UC San Diego has been focused on meeting the growing needs of hazard monitoring, mitigation and response. Most recently, the team has partnered with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to integrate edge computing…

Firing Up Fire Detection Efforts with Deep Learning Models

August 22, 2023

Researchers at the San Diego Supercomputer Center have developed new deep learning models to continue improving efforts for early wildfire detection. These efforts at SDSC are led by the WIFIRE Lab, which is an all-hazards knowledge cyberinfrastructure developed as a management layer for data…

Nanoparticles Made From Plant Viruses Could Be Farmers’ New Ally in Pest Control

September 21, 2023

UC San Diego engineers have devised a new solution to control a major agricultural menace, root-damaging nematodes. Using plant viruses, they created nanoparticles that can deliver pesticides to previously unreachable soil depths. This could potentially minimize environmental toxicity and costs.

What is El Niño?

October 12, 2023

El Niño and La Niña are natural climate phenomena that alter weather patterns around the world. El Niño occurs irregularly but shows up roughly every three to seven years and typically lasts between nine and 12 months with occasional exceptions that linger for multiple years.

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