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From Ancient Fossils to Future Cars

(October 20, 2016)

Researchers at the University of California, Riverside’s Bourns College of Engineering have developed an inexpensive, energy-efficient way to create silicon-based anodes for lithium-ion batteries from the fossilized remains of single-celled algae called diatoms.

Is Palmageddon Coming to California?

(October 19, 2016)

A palm tree-killing insect that is already established in San Diego County and likely to spread will be the subject of a research symposium Oct. 26 just outside San Diego.

How to Sleep Better

(October 19, 2016)

Trying to aim for eight hours of sleep, but end up with only six? We all know we need to sleep more, but somehow can’t find the time, or don’t know how. Lack of sleep has been linked to obesity and chronic disease. It causes depression, anxiety, and stress, and impairs judgement.

“The Art of Homeland in the United States”

(October 19, 2016)

The University of California, Riverside will host the second annual Wong Forum on Art and the Immigrant Experience symposium on Friday, Nov. 4 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. This year’s theme is “The Art of Homeland in the United States,” and the symposium will examine the idea of homeland as it has been shaped and negotiated through the visual arts, media, and performance. The Forum is funded through the Voy and Fay Wong Endowment to the UCR History of Art Department.

Meet the New Director of the UCR Botanic Gardens

(October 19, 2016)

Professor Emeritus Jodie Holt, the same botanist who advised James Cameron on the other-worldly plants featured in the science fiction movie “Avatar,” now has a 40-acre playground to use as a tool for science outreach: The UCR Botanic Gardens.

Inaugural Conference on Teaching, Learning, and Research Set for Oct. 22

(October 18, 2016)

The UC Riverside School of Medicine will hold its inaugural “Conference on Teaching, Learning and Research” on Saturday, Oct. 22, at UCR Palm Desert Center.

UC Riverside Library to Host Geographic Information Systems Day Exhibition

(October 18, 2016)

The University of California, Riverside Library will host a poster exhibition in celebration of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Day and Geography Awareness Week beginning on Thursday, Nov. 3. The exhibition will remain on display in the atrium of Orbach Science Library until Tuesday, Nov. 22.

Hardware Weakness Enables Operating System Attacks

(October 18, 2016)

A team of researchers from the University of California, Riverside and the State University of New York at Binghamton has identified a weakness in the design of a central processing unit (CPU) component that makes operating systems more vulnerable to malicious attacks. The vulnerability could give hackers complete access to computers and stored information, posing serious risks for individuals, companies, and governments.

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