How Captain America inspired new fuel-efficient cars

Mild-mannered materials scientist by day, comic book fan by night, Suveen Mathaudhu spends a lot of time thinking about superheroes. But it isn’t just a hobby: It’s research.

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Fruit fly brains inform search engines of the future

How fruit flies identify similarities between odors offers a new approach for search algorithms.

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Late researcher Sharon Gray's wish fulfilled

Budding Ethiopian scientist Sara Gebremeskel interns at UC Davis, thanks to an outpouring of support for her late mentor.

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How basic research on jellyfish led to an unexpected scientific revolution

From destined for the drain to winning a Nobel Prize.

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UCLA neuroscientists give memory a jolt with weak electrical signal

Researchers discover where and how to tickle the brain for better recall.

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Hanging ten (decades): 'Einstein of the oceans' turns 100

Professor emeritus Walter Munk invented the surf forecast and transformed how the world understands the sea.

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Drones to grow minds of their own

UC Riverside professors aim to embed intelligence in drones.

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A new era in astronomy: First observations of merging neutron stars

A UC Santa Cruz team provides the first-ever visual evidence of the source of gravitational waves.

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Researchers create molecule that could ‘kick and kill’ HIV

A synthetic particle can awaken dormant virus cells and knock them out in lab animals — a significant advance.

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Why a little dirt is good for us

Disinfectants can inhibit cellular energy production and even lead to an increased risk of Parkinson's disease.

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