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 ...

dateJun 09, 2014 in Computer Sciences
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Tool created to avert future energy crisis

(Phys.org) —A University of California, Riverside assistant professor of electrical engineering and several colleagues have created a new measurement tool that could help avoid an energy crisis like the one California endured ...

dateSep 09, 2013 in Energy & Green Tech
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Web security start-up receives $1.1 million

A technology start-up created by a graduate of the University of California, Riverside Bourns College of Engineering that focuses on helping web site owners prevent, detect and recover from hacker attacks has raised $1.1 ...

dateFeb 22, 2012 in Computer Sciences
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How flower density impacts bee visits

(Phys.org) —Ever wonder how the density of flowers in a patch influences the kinds of insects that visit it? Carla Essenberg, a former graduate student in the Department of Biology at the University of ...

dateMar 07, 2013 in Plants & Animals
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Psychologist explores human perception

(PhysOrg.com) -- Faces tell the stories in UC Riverside professor Larry Rosenblum's ecological listening lab, as volunteer test subjects show that they can "read" unheard speech — not just from lips, but from the simple ...

dateMay 13, 2010 in Psychology & Psychiatry
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Protecting your garden from invasive species

Most people realize only too late that strange new bugs are killing their garden plants, or that their favorite hiking trail is choked out with thistles. At an estimated cost of $3 billion per year to the state of California, ...

dateApr 19, 2011 in Ecology
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How safe is the enemy of a citrus-threatening pest?

The Asian citrus psyllid (ACP) can spread the lethal and incurable citrus disease known as huanglongbing (HLB) or citrus greening that threatens the multi-billion dollar global citrus industry. In Southern California, large and widespread populations ...

dateFeb 04, 2014 in Ecology
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Geckos are sticky without effort

(Phys.org) —Geckos, found in places with warm climates, have fascinated people for hundreds of years. Scientists have been especially intrigued by these lizards, and have studied a variety of features ...

dateDec 03, 2014 in Plants & Animals
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