The University of Southern California (USC) was founded in 1880 and is the oldes private research center in the West. USC divides the campus into University Park which houses the College of Letters and Science and professional schools and The Health Science campus. The Health Science campus is North of the Los Angeles University Park campus and houses the Keck School of Medicine, School of Dentistry and three major-teaching hospitals. USC is known for its Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy and Biokinseology and Physical Therapy and Biomedical Engineering research and Chemistry department.
Breaking the barriers for low-cost energy storage
A team of researchers has developed a cheap, rechargeable and eco-friendly battery that could be used to store energy at solar power plants for a rainy day.
Scientists employ powerful laser to breathe new life into old technology for studying atomic-level structures
A multi-university team has employed a high-powered laser to dramatically improve one of the tools scientists use to study the world at the atomic level. The team was able to use their amped-up electron paramagnetic resonance ...
Graphene organic photovoltaics, or, will joggers' t-shirts someday power their cell phones?
A University of Southern California team has produced flexible transparent carbon atom films that the researchers say have great potential for a new breed of solar cells.
Flow in Earth's mantle moves mountains: study
If tectonic plate collisions cause volcanic eruptions, as every fifth grader knows, why do some volcanoes erupt far from a plate boundary?
Computer science professor to release comprehensive 3-D deformable object library for free
On Monday, Aug. 6, USC Professor Jernej Barbič will release the world's most comprehensive library of 3D deformable modeling software for free open source download.
Robots equipped with tactile sensor able to identify materials through touch
What does a robot feel when it touches something? Little or nothing until now. But with the right sensors, actuators and software, robots can be given the sense of feel or at least the ability to identify different ...
When do newborns first feel cold?
Cold sensing neural circuits in newborn mice take around two weeks to become fully active, according to a new study.
Why do the Caribbean Islands arc?
(Phys.org) -- The Caribbean islands have been pushed east over the last 50 million years, driven by the movement of the Earth's viscous mantle against the more rooted South American continent, reveals new research by geophysicists ...
Reading this in a meeting? Women are twice as likely as men to be offended by smartphone use
The world may be increasingly uncivil, and the workplace is no exception. With the rise of smartphones, you've probably even been a perpetrator of bad behavior yourself, checking text messages or taking a call during a meeting ...
Research confirms existence of vitamin B 'deserts' in the ocean
First hypothesized in the 1960s, marine zones where B-vitamins are undetectable may influence the growth of phytoplankton, the foundation of sea life.