Tag: University of California

University of California San Diego researchers develop algae-based microrobots

University of California San Diego researchers develop algae-based microrobots

October 20, 2022 |

In California, nanoengineers at the University of California San Diego have developed microscopic robots, called microrobots, that can swim around in the lungs, deliver medication and be used to clear up life-threatening cases of bacterial pneumonia. The microrobots are made of algae cells whose surfaces are speckled with antibiotic-filled nanoparticles. The algae provide movement, which […]

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University of California San Diego researchers develop new biodegradable materials

University of California San Diego researchers develop new biodegradable materials

October 6, 2022 |

In California, seeking solutions to counteract the rise in plastic trash, scientists at the University of California San Diego have developed new biodegradable materials that are designed to replace conventionally used plastic. After proving their polyurethane foams biodegrade in land-based composts, an interdisciplinary team of scientists have now shown that the material biodegrades in seawater. […]

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SoCalGas and University of California, Irvine team to demo electrolytic hydrogen blending

SoCalGas and University of California, Irvine team to demo electrolytic hydrogen blending

September 12, 2022 |

In California, Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) and the University of California, Irvine (UCI) announced a proposed collaboration to demonstrate how electrolytic hydrogen can be safely blended into existing natural gas infrastructure on the university’s campus. The project aims to help better understand how clean fuels like renewable hydrogen could be delivered at scale through […]

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University of California experts release report outlining transportation decarbonization options

University of California experts release report outlining transportation decarbonization options

April 26, 2021 |

In California, a team of transportation and policy experts from the University of California released a report on Thursday to the California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA) outlining policy options to significantly reduce transportation-related fossil fuel demand and emissions. Those policy options, when combined, could lead to a zero-carbon transportation system by 2045, while also improving equity, […]

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UCI scientists awarded $2.7 million for soil nutrient microbiome research

UCI scientists awarded $2.7 million for soil nutrient microbiome research

August 31, 2019 |

In California, a group of University of California, Irvine scientists from UCI’s School of Biological Sciences and Department of Earth System Science won $2.7 million in federal funding to dig deeper into how soil microbes respond to drought. Their work is part of the national Genomic Science Program, a U.S. Department of Energy initiative examining […]

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Supercomputing improves biomass fuel conversion

Supercomputing improves biomass fuel conversion

August 3, 2019 |

In California, researchers at University of California combine supercomputing with nano-imaging to reveal how to efficiently break down plant biomass and transform it into transportation fuels. In a leap forward that could be a game changer for understanding how plant biomass can be more efficiently broken down, the UC researchers joined forces with teams at […]

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Two-dimensional materials skip the energy barrier by growing one row at a time

Two-dimensional materials skip the energy barrier by growing one row at a time

December 9, 2018 |

In Washington, a new collaborative study led by a research team at the Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and University of California, Los Angeles could provide engineers new design rules for creating microelectronics, membranes, and tissues, and open up better production methods for new materials. At the same time, the research helps uphold […]

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University of California, Irvine researchers using bacteria to produce hydrocarbons from industrial waste

University of California, Irvine researchers using bacteria to produce hydrocarbons from industrial waste

August 30, 2017 |

In California, researchers at the University of California, Irvine envision growing the Actinobacter vinelandii bacteria on industrial carbon waste to generate hydrocarbons. They found that the A. vinelandii strain that expresses the nitrogenase enzyme can produce methane (CH4), ethylene (C2H4), ethane (C2H6), propylene (C3H6), propane (C3H8) and butane (C4H10). So far they have optimized the […]

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Flinders and University of California Irvine team on ‘paradigm shifting’ enzyme technology

Flinders and University of California Irvine team on ‘paradigm shifting’ enzyme technology

August 31, 2016 |

In Australia, enzymes, described as the ‘engine rooms’ of the natural world, can now work up to 16 times faster thanks to ‘paradigm shifting’ technology developed between Flinders and University of California Irvine. The latest breakthrough adds to a suite of clean technology being developed by Flinders University with its novel Vortex Fluidic Device, which enables […]

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University of California researchers lead cassava gene work

University of California researchers lead cassava gene work

April 19, 2016 |

In California, a team led by researchers from University of California, Berkeley and including researchers from the DOE Joint Genome Institute (JGI), a DOE Office of Science User Facility, have described cassava’s genetic diversity in an April 18, 2016 advanced online publication of the journal Nature Biotechnology. As cassava roots contain 20-40% starch that costs […]

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