University of California - San Diego

Source of 'moon curse' revealed by eclipse

Strange events have long been linked to nights of a full moon, though careful scrutiny dispels any association. So, when signals bounced off the lunar surface returned surprisingly faint echoes on full moon ...

Feb 07, 2014
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'Barcoding' life

San Diego is one of the world's "hotspots" for biodiversity, home to a diverse collection of creatures found nowhere else in the world. But like many ecological hotspots around the globe, most of the unique ...

Jan 31, 2014
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Crowdsourcing a living map of world health

What if by collecting data from mobile medical apps on cell phones around the world, we could map significant problems and see the flu coming like a giant whirling hurricane? A team of engineers, biologists ...

Jan 22, 2014
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RF MEMS: New possibilities for smartphones

(Phys.org) —The antennas in most of today's smartphones do not function efficiently in 3G and 4G/LTE wireless environments. This leads to slower download speeds, reduced voice quality, lower energy efficiency ...

Jan 16, 2014
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Probing Bitcoins

(Phys.org) —Bitcoin transactions may be anonymous, but they're also completely transparent. This makes stealing easier, but cashing in on the theft without getting caught a lot more difficult. That's one ...

Jan 16, 2014
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Calling all girls: Coding is cool!

The San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at the University of California, San Diego, in a partnership with other local universities and industry support groups, is launching a non-profit collaborative community program aimed ...

Jan 14, 2014
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Biosynthesis captured in motion

(Phys.org) —Chemists have caught molecules in the act of biosynthesis revealing an animated view of how a fundamental piece of cellular machinery operates. The system they observed, a critical metabolic ...

Dec 23, 2013
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