cat eyes

Hunter or prey? The eyes are the key

Pupil shape — horizontal, vertical or circular — is linked to animals’ place in the ecological web.

Pacific Research Platform

Researchers building high-speed data 'freeway system'

UC San Diego and UC Berkeley team to create Pacific Research Platform, which will transfer of scientific data 1,000 times faster than today's Internet.

Reshaping the solar spectrum to turn light to electricity

UC Riverside researchers find a way to use the infrared region of the sun’s spectrum to make solar cells more efficient.

UC Santa Barbara is West Coast hub for photonics institute

Public-private partnership is bid to advance technology and boost manufacturing to create high-tech jobs.
augmented reality sandbox

Make it rain: Check out augmented reality teaching sandbox

Augmented Reality Sandbox lets users sculpt mountains, canyons and rivers, then fill them with water or even create erupting volcanoes.

Undergraduate discovers new firefly species

Discovery is among a few little-seen firefly species found in Southern California.
motorcyclist on freeway

Is motorcycle lane-splitting safe? New report says it can be

Car motorists may not like it, but lane-splitting at moderate speeds doesn't necessarily pose a greater risk for injury.
beekeeper and bees

Tiny parasite may have big impact on honey bees

Pathogen found to infect larvae as well as adult bees — another factor implicated in colony collapse disorder.
Ashley Fong, UC Grad Slam winner

UC Grad Slam winners score a home run for making research accessible

At systemwide research communications contest, graduate students captivate audiences while sticking to the mantra: Keep it simple.

Trees killed by sudden oak death

Citizen science helps predict spread of sudden oak death

Efforts to predict the emergence and spread of sudden oak death, an infectious disease that kills oaks and other trees, have gotten a big boost from the work of grassroots volunteers.