University of California - Santa Barbara

Invasive mussel may inspire new adhesive

(PhysOrg.com) -- The green mussel is known for being a notoriously invasive fouling species, but scientists have just discovered that it also has a very powerful form of adhesion in its foot, according to ...

Aug 27, 2009
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Pushing quantum mechanics to higher levels

Scientists at UC Santa Barbara have devised a new type of superconducting circuit that behaves quantum mechanically -- but has up to five levels of energy instead of the usual two. The findings are published ...

Aug 11, 2009
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Chemists explain the switchboards in our cells

Our cells are controlled by billions of molecular "switches" and chemists at UC Santa Barbara have developed a theory that explains how these molecules work. Their findings may significantly help efforts to ...

Aug 03, 2009
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