University of California, Irvine

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

Now you see him

Imagine if Harry Potter’s cloak were real , or that you could blot out the sight of something as easily as pressing a mute button to eliminate sound. To some, this seems like “pi in the sky” ...

Mar 08, 2011 4 / 5 (6) 2

Shedding light on risks of LEDs

If you haven't taken down your Christmas lights yet, do it very carefully. Those modern, light-emitting diode bulbs marketed as safe, environmentally preferable alternatives to traditional lights actually ...

Mar 01, 2011 3.4 / 5 (14) 22

One-child policy yields multiple woes

China recently marked the 30th anniversary of the launch of its one-child-per-couple policy. Intended to curtail the nation’s burgeoning population, it has produced a serious gender imbalance, a ballooning ...

Jan 04, 2011 4.4 / 5 (7) 157

Sizing up Southern California

Contrary to some perceptions, the large influx of Asian and Latino immigrants into Southern California over the past 60 years has resulted in stronger and safer multicultural communities, according to new research led by John Hipp, UC Irvine associate professor of criminology, law & society. ...

Jul 10, 2012 not rated yet 0

Growing up, 'geeking out'

Mizuko "Mimi" Ito spends a lot of time "geeking out" at her computer. She plays video games, trolls the Internet, chats, and visits social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter for hours on end.

Jun 01, 2012 5 / 5 (4) 0

Lab makes digital design more PC

Anyone who uses a computer knows it can be the Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde of technology. Log on one day and you’ve got the helpful information resource. Power it up the next and you meet the bully who broadcasts ...

Feb 28, 2012 not rated yet 0