Dr. Kerry Hanson speaks with David Pogue on PBS NOVA's Beyond the Elements
Dr. Kerry Hanson of UCR Chemistry speaks with David Pogue on NOVA's Beyond the Elements, which is available online now via your local PBS station. Using volleyball as an analogy, Kerry and David talk about the different types of UV...
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Dr. Yinsheng Wang recognized as an outstanding scientist by NIEHS grant awards!
Eleven new researchers received competitive NIEHS Revolutionzing Innovative Visionary Environemental Health Research (RIVER) and Outstanding New Environmental Health Science (ONES) awards as of July 7. Dr. Yinsheng Wang will study how alkylated DNA lesions affect DNA stability with his RIVER...
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Nanomaterial Gives Robots Chameleon Skin
A new film made of gold nanoparticles changes color in response to any type of movement. Its unprecedented qualities could allow robots to mimic chameleons and octopi — among other futuristic applications.Unlike other materials that try to emulate nature’s color...
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Dr. Casselman selected for the the Academy for Distinguished Teachers Innovative Teaching Award
Three UC Riverside professors have been recognized for their exemplary teaching in the 2019-20 academic year by the Academy of Distinguished Teachers. Vice Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Education Jennifer Brown announced the winners Monday, May 4. Her office, in...
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Parasitic plants conspire to keep hosts alive
The plant that encourages kissing at Christmas is in fact a parasite, and new research reveals mistletoe has an unusual feeding strategy. When two mistletoes invade the same tree, they increase photosynthesis to get the nutrients they need, essentially sharing the tree and causing it less harm.
Experts weigh in on whether COVID-19 is here to stay
COVID-19 is far from beaten. Vaccines may not be the ultimate panacea to haul us out of the pandemic crisis. In the future, will outbreaks of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, arrive in waves every winter? Might COVID-19 never go away? Experts at the University of California, Riverside, weigh in.
Moiré patterns facilitate discovery of novel insulating phases
UC Riverside-led study observed unexpected insulating phases by placing electrons on stacked monolayers of 2D semiconductors
Commuters are inhaling unacceptably high levels of carcinogens
New UC Riverside research shows the average commuter in California is breathing unsustainably high levels of benzene and formaldehyde, two Prop. 65-listed, carcinogenic chemicals.