University of California - Riverside

Bilayer graphene works as an insulator

A research team led by physicists at the University of California, Riverside has identified a property of "bilayer graphene" (BLG) that the researchers say is analogous to finding the Higgs boson in particle ...

Jan 24, 2012
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Powering electric vehicles with sunlight

The Riverside area will become a leader in powering electric vehicles from the sun under a $2 million award to the Center for Environmental Research and Technology at the University of California, Riverside's Bourns College ...

Jan 17, 2012
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Scientists rediscover rarest US bumblebee

A team of scientists from the University of California, Riverside recently rediscovered the rarest species of bumblebee in the United States, last seen in 1956, living in the White Mountains of south-central ...

Dec 05, 2011
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The buzz around beer

Ever wondered why flies are attracted to beer? Entomologists at the University of California, Riverside have, and offer an explanation. They report that flies sense glycerol, a sweet-tasting compound that ...

Nov 17, 2011
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How graphene's electrical properties can be tuned

An accidental discovery in a physicist's laboratory at the University of California, Riverside provides a unique route for tuning the electrical properties of graphene, nature's thinnest elastic material. ...

Sep 26, 2011
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Turning waste into inexpensive, green fuel

Researchers at the University of California, Riverside's Center for Environmental Research and Technology (CERT) at the Bourns College of Engineering have received two grants to further explore a process they developed that ...

Sep 14, 2011
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