Daily Pilot -
When a handful of UC Irvine students heard about the SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition almost two years ago, they began work on their own designs in hopes of building a prototype for a high-speed ground transportation system.
Los Angeles Times -
With forecasters predicting the most powerful storm in a decade in Northern California this weekend — and more precipitation likely throughout the state in the coming days — UC Irvine engineers are hoping researchers, hydrologists and weather enthusiasts will make the most of their iRain mobile app.
Daily Pilot -
From indoor labs to outdoor power plants, headline-grabbing scientific research could be found in every nook and cranny at UC Irvine in 2016.
Los Angeles Magazine -
Elon Musk has steered clear of trying to realize his vision for tubular transport, but now his company SpaceX is hosting a pod-building competition.
Popular Mechanics -
One promising solution is hydrogen storage, and the University of California, Irvine just launched the first such project in the United States, paving the way for other universities or municipalities to do the same.
IEEE Spectrum -
Orange County Register -
An experiment at UC Irvine could offer a solution to a problem that’s holding back the widespread expansion of clean energy – how to store carbon-free power over long periods.
The New York Times -
On his first visit to Melbourne in 2009, Stanley Grant, a drought expert and professor of civil and environmental engineering at the University of California, Irvine, had a question for his taxi driver. “How’s the drought?” he asked. “It’s about 28 percent,” came the reply. Grant was puzzled. But shortly afterward, they drove past an electronic road sign announcing that the city’s reservoirs were indeed at just 28 percent of capacity.
That isn't a surprise to James Earthman, a UC Irvine chemical engineering and materials science professor who did a study in 2014. ... "With stainless steel we never saw any sparks," Earthman said. "When we tested a titanium club, every time we hit a rock with a titanium there were a lot of sparks."