University of California - Santa Barbara

Parasites help reveal new ecological rules

Scientists at UC Santa Barbara and other institutions say their new research is expected to profoundly affect the field of ecology and can assist the management of ecosystems, including forests, lakes, and ...

Jul 21, 2011
4.3 / 5 (4) 3 | with audio podcast

'Zombie' stars key to measuring dark energy

"Zombie" stars that explode like bombs as they die, only to revive by sucking matter out of other stars. According to an astrophysicist at UC Santa Barbara, this isn't the plot for the latest 3D blockbuster ...

Jun 30, 2011
3.2 / 5 (6) 2 | with audio podcast

LED efficiency puzzle solved by theorists

Researchers at the University of California, Santa Barbara, say they've figured out the cause of a problem that's made light-emitting diodes (LEDs) impractical for general lighting purposes. Their work will help engineers ...

Apr 19, 2011
4.6 / 5 (22) 16 | with audio podcast