KQED News -
Design teams from all over the globe gathered near Los Angeles over the weekend for an unusual competition. The prize was a claim to nerd fame: Who can design the fastest Hyperloop pod in the world?
CBS Los Angeles -
“We actually designed, prototyped and built these air levitation skis ourselves,” said Arwa Tizani, UC Irvine team captain. Tizani just graduated with a civil engineering major and is doing her masters at UC Irvine as well in mechanical and aerospace engineering. “I love this. This project has changed my life,” said Tizani.
PBS SoCal -
Some say it is the best solution to finding a drought proof source of water for California, others say it is an environmental disaster for our beloved beaches.
Voice of America -
Amir AghaKouchak, an associate professor at the University of California, Irvine who co-authored the study, said they found that even small variations in temperature are causing the change.
Southern California Public Radio -
University of California Irvine scientist Alon Gorodetsky knows. His lab studies materials inspired by the skin cells of squid. Turns out their skin's reflective quality is due to a structural protein called, fittingly, reflectin.
Science Friday -
Cephalopods are such exciting sources of inspiration,” says Alon Gorodetsky, a materials scientist at the University of California, Irvine.
The Indian Express -
“Small increases in global temperatures can lead to large increases in the frequency and intensity of extreme events, including heatwaves, cold waves, droughts, and floods,” lead author Omid Mazdiyasni, a civil and environmental engineer at the University of California, Irvine, told The Indian Express.
The Guardian -
Global warming is a potent instigator of deadly heat, with research from University of California, Irvine this month finding the probability of a heatwave killing in excess of 100 people in India has doubled due to a 0.5C increase in temperature over the past 50 years.
Climate News Network -
As average summer temperatures rise in the tropics, so do the risks of mass death from killer heatwaves, climate scientists find.
Scientific American -
“As the temperature goes higher, the impact can potentially become exponentially worse, so this is something that is very serious, very important,” said Omid Mazdiyasni, a researcher at the University of California, Irvine, and a lead author of the paper.