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Speed thrills: Germans dominate Hyperloop Pod Competition at Hawthorne’s SpaceX for second year in a row

Orange County Register -
Miles Richman, a mechanical engineering student competing with the HyperXite team from University of California at Irvine, said just being a part of the event was a great experience – even though the pod did not make it to the final round. “It’s great to see everyone come together and work on a common goal of trying to build the next form of transportation,” Richman said. “It’s really cool.”

Hyperloop U: At SpaceX, Elon Musk’s high-tech transportation competition may be launching loads of careers

Orange County Register -
“Every engineering student should do a project like this,” said Adora Tadros, an engineering student from UC Irvine working with about 60 teammates on the HyperXite team. … “What we’re doing is really pushing ourselves,” Tadros said. “To be as competitive as we are just proves how much you can accomplish when you organize and set your minds to something.”
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This Patch of Water Can Predict Southwest Drought

Outside -
When the study’s lead author, Antonios Mamalakis, a graduate student in civil and environmental engineering at the University of California, Irvine, looked at data collected for the past 40 years, he found the [New Zealand Index] to be about 85 percent consistent in predicting precipitation. “This is the most important practical finding of our work,” Mamalakis says.
Lab Manager Magazine

Grand Opening for UC Irvine Materials Research Institute and JEOL Center for NanoScale Solutions

Lab Manager -
During the opening ceremonies, Professor [Xioaqing] Pan said, “Our mission is to build UCI into a world-renowned institution in materials research. We aim to provide an innovative environment for future talent by offering state-of-the-art tools for solving today’s challenges. Furthermore, as an interdisciplinary institute, IMRI provides a perfect platform for the collaboration of researchers in different fields. It will not only lead to the discovery of chemical bonds between elements, it will also create bonds between people.”
News Medical Life Sciences

Researchers develop new guide for using mechanical stimulation to enhance tissue-engineered cartilage

News Medical Life Sciences -
In "A Guide for Using Mechanical Stimulation to Enhance Tissue-Engineered Articular Cartilage Properties," coauthors Evelia Salinas, Jerry Hu, PhD, and Kyriacos Athanasiou, PhD, University of California, Irvine, provide a comprehensive overview of the significant progress that has been made in the optimization of loading parameters in AC constructs.
The Weather Channel

New Zealand's 'Winters' Could Tell Us Whether the Southwest's Next Winter Will Be Wet or Dry, New Study Says

The Weather Channel -
"The interhemispheric teleconnection that we have discovered promises earlier and more accurate prediction of winter precipitation in California and the southwestern U.S.," Efi Foufoula-Georgiou, University of California, Irvine Distinguished Professor of civil and environmental engineering and co-author of the study, said in a release. … "Knowing how much rain to expect in the coming winter is crucial for the economy, water security and ecosystem management of the region," Foufoula-Georgiou said in the release.
Science Alert

There's an Unexpected Weather Connection Between New Zealand And North America

Science Alert -
Scientists have come up with a new way to figure out how much winter rainfall is going to occur in California - simply check out what was happening near New Zealand over the previous seasons. They're calling it the New Zealand Index, and it's more accurate than the previous method of predicting rainfall …according to researchers at the University of California, Irvine.

Winter Rain in Southwest U.S. Determined by New Zealand Summers -
The interhemispheric teleconnection that we have discovered promises earlier and more accurate prediction of winter precipitation in California and the southwestern U.S.,” said study co-author Professor Efi Foufoula-Georgiou. “Knowing how much rain to expect in the coming winter is crucial for the economy, water security and ecosystem management of the region.
Nature International Weekly Journal of Science

How science will suffer as US pulls out of Iran nuclear deal

Nature -
“We were all full of enthusiasm when the agreement was signed, but unfortunately things went in the opposite direction,” says Soroosh Sorooshian, an Iranian–American hydrologist at the University of California, Irvine. He was one of hundreds of scientists who participated in the NASEM workshops. “God knows what happens next.”

Payam Heydari: Introducing the Design of Millimeter-Wave Integrated Circuits to the World

Medium -
Our latest interviewee is Payam Heydari … currently a Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of California Irvine. …. Dr. Heydari is the recipient of numerous awards and recognition ….


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