The University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) is one of the ten campuses of the University of California system. UCLA was established in 1919 and eventually joined the UC system. UCLA is known for academic excellence and each year more than 50,000 students apply to the university. UCLA offers an extensive undergraduate, graduate and professional degree selection of degree programs. UCLA Medical School, School of Pharmacology and biomedical sciences is awarded yearly NIH funding and has the reputation for acquiring excellent researchers. UCLA is ranked 13th among all universities world-wide and is ranked in the top 25 for attracting professors. UCLA is a diverse campus with a significant representation of international students at all levels of education.
Mercury's magnetic field tells scientists how its interior is different from Earth's
Earth and Mercury are both rocky planets with iron cores, but Mercury's interior differs from Earth's in a way that explains why the planet has such a bizarre magnetic field, UCLA planetary physicists and colleagues report.
Social media used to revive extinct language
Citlali Arvizu, a descendant of Southern California's Gabrielino-Tongva Indians, didn't grow up speaking the Tongva language, but she's hoping her children do.
Architecture and urban design students helped create a fully functional microhouse built using 3-D printing technology
(Phys.org) —A bed. A kitchen. A place for lounging and watching television. Full bathroom. Storage space. Those are typical minimum requirements for a person's apartment. Now imagine all of that packed ...
Students create website to track industrial toxins
(Phys.org) —A team of seven UCLA environmental science students has created a website that shows how emissions from local factories are impacting air quality in Los Angeles County.
No quick fix for those melting glaciers
Even after researching the effects of climate change on ecosystems for 15 years, I had to put down my morning coffee and take a deep breath at the news earlier this spring that much of the West Antarctic ...
Students show how wearable technology could alter the idea of narrative
The IMAX camera has pushed filmmakers to think in bold vistas that capture dazzling cityscapes or majestic mountains. High-speed Internet has spurred the rise of serialized dramas that can be marathon-watched.
The challenges facing archivists in the 21st century
UCLA professor of information studies Anne Gilliland says that understanding the history of archival science is critical to understanding where the field is going. In her new book, "Conceptualizing 21st Century ...
Researchers create nanoscale structure for computer chips that could yield higher-performance memory
(Phys.org) —Researchers at UCLA have created a nanoscale magnetic component for computer memory chips that could significantly improve their energy efficiency and scalability.
Reducing emissions will be the primary way to fight climate change, study finds
Forget about positioning giant mirrors in space to reduce the amount of sunlight being trapped in the earth's atmosphere or seeding clouds to reduce the amount of light entering earth's atmosphere. Those approaches to climate ...
Study shows in-home probation for juvenile offenders lowers recidivism
(Phys.org) —First-time violent juvenile offenders sentenced to probation camps are more than twice as likely to be involved in future criminal behavior than youths sentenced to in-home probation, according ...
Schools in US growing more separate and still unequal
(Phys.org) —Sixty years after the U.S. Supreme Court ended "separate but equal" in public schools, the UCLA Civil Rights Project/Proyecto Derechos Civiles released a report today showing the segregation ...
The revolution will be printed in 3-D
Three-dimensional printing is an increasingly important tool for industry and research, and the terminology as well as the technology is creeping into the consumer market. But what is it? And how are UCLA ...
Magnetic topological insulators are 1,000 times more energy-efficient for switching
(Phys.org) —Topological insulators are an emerging class of materials that act as both insulators and conductors, and could potentially be used in smartphones, computers and other electronic devices.
Scientists reveal structural secrets of enzyme used to make popular anti-cholesterol drug
In pharmaceutical production, identifying enzyme catalysts that help improve the speed and efficiency of the process can be a major boon. Figuring out exactly why a particular enzyme works so well is an altogether ...
After single moms get laid off, their kids may suffer for years
(Phys.org) —When single mothers lose their jobs, their children suffer significant negative effects as young adults, according to a new study by researchers at the California Center for Population Research ...