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Ludwig Bartels and Alexander Balandin (c) UCR

 

Data-Driven Discovery of One-Dimensional Materials

 

Bartels and Balandin receive $1.12 million grant to discover new van der Waals materials
 

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Seeds that would otherwise lie dormant will spring to life with the aid of a new chemical discovered by a UC Riverside-led team. 
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The future of vaccines may look more like eating a salad than getting a shot in the arm. UC Riverside scientists are studying whether they can turn edible plants like lettuce into mRNA vaccine factories.
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In less time than it takes to read this sentence, hummingbirds can catch a whiff of potential trouble. That’s the result of new UC Riverside research showing, contrary to popular belief, the tiny birds do have an active sense of smell.
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