University of California, Irvine

Crowd mentality

Do you know what the price of gas will be in six months? How about the extent of the expected U.S. troop drawdown in Afghanistan by year’s end? As an individual, predicting such things with any degree ...

Sep 21, 2011 4 / 5 (1) 1

Waste not, want not

Imagine being able to get the equivalent of 70 miles per gallon in your car, keep your home cool and power your computer – all from sewage. Thanks to technology developed by UC Irvine’s National ...

Aug 23, 2011 4.7 / 5 (6) 16 | with audio podcast

Quantum leaper

(PhysOrg.com) -- Acclaimed for a breakthrough algorithm, physicist Steven White is now first to model a new state of matter.

Jun 21, 2011 4.6 / 5 (21) 0 | with audio podcast

Engineering a better future

On the night of June 20, 1990, 8-year-old Behrouz Shafei was up late watching soccer on TV when his world suddenly convulsed. A 7.4 magnitude earthquake centered some 150 miles from his home in Tehran claimed ...

Apr 19, 2011 not rated yet 0

Rethinking 'reachability'

(PhysOrg.com) -- In today’s world, the line between work and personal time often blurs. Communication technologies force people to negotiate when, where and how they are connected. While smartphones may ...

Apr 12, 2011 not rated yet 0

Striking the right chords

Practice was nearly over when high school wrestler Darrin Ching collapsed and found himself pinned to the mat, a searing pain gripping his right temple. Alarmed, his coach and teammates huddled around and tried to get him ...

Mar 30, 2011 4 / 5 (1) 0

Like a lightbulb going off

(PhysOrg.com) -- Imagine being able to see to the penny how much it costs to use your jumbo high definition television or your tiny nightlight – in real time. That’s what a dozen University Hills ...

Mar 22, 2011 4 / 5 (2) 0