University of California - Riverside

Using Twitter to track flu, Lady Gaga

Interested in the number of tweets about the flu in recent days, weeks or months? Whether the tweets are positive or negative? How they are dispersed geographically down to the street level? Words commonly used with flu? ...

dateJun 09, 2014 in Computer Sciences
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The betrayal of the aphids

Aphids are devastating insect pests and cause great losses to agriculture worldwide. These sap-feeding plant pests harbor in their body cavity bacteria, which are essential for the aphids' fecundity and survival. Buchnera, ...

dateJun 02, 2014 in Plants & Animals
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Silly Putty material inspires better batteries

Using a material found in Silly Putty and surgical tubing, a group of researchers at the University of California, Riverside Bourns College of Engineering have developed a new way to make lithium-ion batteries that will last ...

dateMay 15, 2014 in Nanomaterials
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Saving crops and people with bug sensors

University of California, Riverside researchers have created a method that can classify different species of insects with up to 99 percent accuracy, a development that could help farmers protect their crops from insect damage ...

dateApr 29, 2014 in Plants & Animals
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