University of California, Irvine

Statistically significant

When the statistician for UC Irvine’s innovative Down syndrome program retired last year, its researchers were left in a bind. The group is studying ways to prevent or delay the onset of Alzheimer’s-type dementia ...

dateNov 30, 2011 in Mathematics
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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 more than 40,000 ...

dateApr 19, 2011 in Engineering
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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 ...

dateMar 30, 2011 in Medical research
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Lingering seeds of the sexual revolution

The sexual revolution, commonly defined by The-Pill-enabled swinging ’60s, actually started earlier, continued longer and sparked much broader consequences than the proliferation of free love, according to a new study ...

dateMar 22, 2011 in Social Sciences
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Does 'women's work' still wash?

Determining who cooks and who cleans in a household may feel like a personal decision couples make, but UC Irvine sociologist Judith Treas says culture and societal characteristics have a major influence on how such duties ...

dateMar 08, 2011 in Social Sciences
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For the birds

Kristine Preston steps softly onto UC Irvine's Ecological Preserve, 62 acres of cheerful wildflowers and sweet-smelling sage scrub tucked above University Hills.

dateMar 01, 2011 in Plants & Animals
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A closer look at how humans interact with technology

Most people have just one question regarding Roombas: How well do the robotic floor vacuums suck up pet hair and dust bunnies? A few might even wonder if their Roomba could go rogue and chase the family cat or attack them ...

dateFeb 23, 2011 in Other
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