University of California - Riverside

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 ...

May 15, 2014
4.7 / 5 (11) 2

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. ...

Jun 02, 2014
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Oxygen's challenge to early life

The conventional view of the history of the Earth is that the oceans became oxygen-rich to approximately the degree they are today in the Late Ediacaran Period (about 600 million years ago) after staying relatively ...

Jan 05, 2011
4.4 / 5 (15) 10 | with audio podcast

Living on islands makes animals tamer

(Phys.org) —Most of us have seen pictures and probably YouTube videos of "tame" animals on the Galapagos Islands, the biological paradise that was Charles Darwin's major source of inspiration as he obse ...

Jan 10, 2014
4.9 / 5 (7) 1 | with audio podcast