2018 Media Watch Archives

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EOS

Will Clean Air Fade Away?

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Amir Aghakouchak, professor of engineering at UC Irvine, et al., write: “Clean air is fundamental for human survival, yet it is often compromised in urban areas, and megacities emit enormous quantities of pollutants into the air.”
NGT News

University-Run Hydrogen Station Sees Record Year in 2017

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The National Fuel Cell Research Center (NFCRC) at the University of California, Irvine has announced that 2017 was a record year for its hydrogen fueling station, with the amount of hydrogen dispensed into fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) more than doubling that of 2016.
News Deeply

How Hydrogen Could Help Clean Up the Global Shipping Industry

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Scott Samuelsen, director of the National Fuel Cell Research Center at the University of California, Irvine, sees electricity produced from hydrogen as the inevitable choice of the shipping industry for three reasons ... “It will be an evolution and a changeover in the population of ships over many decades,” Samuelsen said.
Daily Pilot

UC Irvine grad works to make a self-driving car costing under $10,000

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Shaoshan Liu, 33, said the company’s demo vehicle will debut on the global market this year. At its manufacturing facility in Shenzhen, China, PerceptIn is developing vehicles capable of sensing their environment and navigating without human input.
Quanta Magazine

Is a Bigger Genetic Code Better? Get Ready to Find Out

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Computational experiments, including ones by Freeland, have compared the resilience of the real genetic code with that of potential alternatives, in which codons were assigned arbitrarily to amino acids. Nature’s genetic code outperformed nearly all of them. “For what we have,” said Chang Liu, a synthetic biologist at the University of California, Irvine, “it’s better than a one-in-a-million code.”
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