University of California San Diego

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Name: University of California San Diego
First reported Aug 21 2014 - Updated 5 hours ago - 13 reports

How dry is it? It’s so dry that…

Reuters – A drought has robbed the U.S. West of 63 trillion gallons (238 trillion litres) of water, and with all that weight off the land the ground in the region has risen by several millimetres, according to a study released on Thursday.The findings ... [Published AGCanada.com - 5 hours ago]
First reported Aug 21 2014 - Updated 6 hours ago - 2 reports

GPS Discovers the West Is So Dry, It's Rising

California's mountains are rising. Like an uncoiled spring, they have moved up by more than half an inch (15 millimeters), thanks to the absence of water to weigh them down, according to a new study in the journal "Science." Initially, the Global Positioning ... [Published NBCNews.com - 6 hours ago]
First reported 14 hours ago - Updated 7 hours ago - 2 reports

Indian-American Educator To Help India With Hospital Management

KHARAGPUR: Indian American scientist Pradeep K. Khosla, who heads one of the world's largest public research universities, plans to strengthen ties with India in the area of hospital management and hopes the Indian government will bring in policies to ... [Published Silicon India - 7 hours ago]
First reported 8 hours ago - Updated 8 hours ago - 1 reports

University of California San Diego Named 14th Best University in World in Shanghai Jiao Tong University Rankings

LA JOLLA, Calif., Aug. 20 -- The University of California at San Diego issued the following press release:The University of California, San Diego is ranked the 14th best university in the world for the second consecutive year, according to the 2014 Academic ... [Published HighBeam Research - 8 hours ago]
First reported Aug 21 2014 - Updated Aug 21 2014 - 1 reports

UCSD graduate program in economics

I saw an interesting statistic in the latest issue of Journal of Economic Perspectives . If you rank North American economics Ph.D. programs in terms of the publishing success of their median student in the first six years after graduating, UCSD comes ... [Published Econbrowser - Aug 21 2014]
First reported Aug 20 2014 - Updated Aug 21 2014 - 4 reports

Please don't read this if you are a terrorist

News TickerUCSD Rapiscan Secure 1000 full-body scanners not 100 percent secure By Dave Rice, Beyond creating controversy over the lifelike nude body images they generated, the Rapiscan Secure 1000 full-body scanners deployed at airports nationwide were ... [Published San Diego Reader - Aug 21 2014]
First reported Aug 21 2014 - Updated Aug 21 2014 - 2 reports

Old US Security Body Scanners Fail to Detect Weapons

MOSCOW, August 21 (RIA Novosti) – A recent study carried out by three American universities has shown that the full-body scanners which had been deployed in US airports until 2013, and are still being used in courts and penal institutions, fail to detect ... [Published RIA Novosti - Aug 21 2014]
First reported Aug 21 2014 - Updated Aug 21 2014 - 2 reports

Sweat-Powered Electronics

Scientists at the University of California, San Diego, have created a temporary tattoo that both monitors progress during exercise and harvests electricity from sweat.The device responds to lactate levels in sweat, an important indicator of exercise intensity ... [Published Stylus - Aug 21 2014]
First reported Aug 20 2014 - Updated Aug 21 2014 - 6 reports

Weapons can be easily smuggled past airport body scanners

Hovav Shacham, one of the security researchers who found a collection of gaping vulnerabilities in the Rapiscan X-ray machines, poses for a full-body scan in one of the systemsErik Jepsen/UC San Diego PublicationsTwo years ago, a blogger named Jonathan ... [Published Wired.co.uk - Aug 21 2014]
First reported Aug 20 2014 - Updated Aug 21 2014 - 2 reports

TSA Scanners That Saw You Naked Can Miss Guns, Bombs

On Thursday morning, at the Usenix security conference in San Diego, researchers from several top U.S. universities will present a study revealing that the controversial airport scanners that let TSA agents see through travelers’ clothes can be fairly ... [Published BusinessWeek - Aug 20 2014]
First reported Aug 20 2014 - Updated Aug 20 2014 - 1 reports

UCSD is ranked No. 14 in the world

For a second year in a row, UC San Diego has been ranked No. 14 among the world’s top universities in an annual listing by the Center for World-Class Universities.University officials have said the rankings are particularly meaningful in academic circles ... [Published U-T San Diego - Aug 20 2014]
First reported Aug 20 2014 - Updated Aug 20 2014 - 2 reports

Intel and University of San Diego Bioengineering Department Release Case Study on Health Sciences Research

A recent publication exhibits the exciting correlative of technology and medicine.SAN JOSE, Calif., Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- A case study from Intel and UCSD highlights the transformative collaboration between the school's bioengineering department ... [Published Scottrade - Aug 20 2014]

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"It's just amazing to us that this covers the entire western U S " Borsa said
He explained that Japanese children surrounded the robot and actively tried to convey their intentions while speaking some known English words. "This type of interaction is not usually easy to induce with conventional video conference services.“"
"Our results suggest that while the Secure 1000 is effective against naïve attackers, it is not able to guarantee either efficacy or privacy when subject to attack by an attacker who is knowledgeable about its inner workings" the researchers wrote in their report
"Serotonin is a small molecule known to be implicated in a wide range of brain functions, from the control of sleep and appetite, to the regulation of complex emotional behaviours, This neurotransmitter is also popularly thought to contribute to feelings of well being and happiness, as some anti-depression medications work through increasing serotonin in the brain." – says Zachary Mainen, CNP director and principal investigator of the Systems Neuroscience Lab

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Energy Seminar: Mark Jacobsen, U.S. Fuel Econom... [Published Events At Stanford - 1 hour ago]
Do Telepresence Robots Need Arms? [Published Spectrum Online - 3 hours ago]
Stop Confusing Small Businesses and Startups [Published Voice of San Diego - 3 hours ago]
Do Telepresence Robots Need Arms? [Published IEEE Spectrum - 3 hours ago]
Magnets get flipped by light [Published Science News Online - 4 hours ago]
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Security Researchers Lay Bare TSA Body Scanner ... [Published E-Commerce Times - 4 hours ago]
Extreme drought is causing the ground to rise a... [Published Washington Post - 4 hours ago]
Office windows – the analog kind [Published U-T San Diego - 4 hours ago]
How dry is it? It’s so dry that… [Published AGCanada.com - 5 hours ago]
Western USA drought: 63 trillion gallons of gro... [Published Daily Kos - 5 hours ago]
From happiness to pain: Understanding serotonin... [Published EurekAlert! - 5 hours ago]
Drought Causes Western US to Rise [Published Environmental News Network - 5 hours ago]
Drought in Western U.S. Has Caused Land to Rise... [Published DailyMe.Com - 5 hours ago]
How do I...? An FAQ on environment and science ... [Published SCPR - 5 hours ago]
GPS Discovers the West Is So Dry, It's Rising [Published NBCNews.com - 6 hours ago]
Water Loss In The Trillions [Published MyMotherLode.com - 7 hours ago]
Indian-American Educator To Help India With Hos... [Published Silicon India - 7 hours ago]
GPS Network Weighs Drought in the U.S. West [Published Spectrum Online - 7 hours ago]
Drought Is Causing the Western U.S. to Rise Lik... [Published The Atlantic Cities - 7 hours ago]
GPS Network Weighs Drought in the U.S. West [Published IEEE Spectrum - 7 hours ago]
Parched land in the drought-riddled West is act... [Published UPI - 7 hours ago]
University of California San Diego Named 14th B... [Published HighBeam Research - 8 hours ago]
10 Things Parents Wish Educators Knew about Eat... [Published Psych Central - 8 hours ago]
The West’s devastating drought is literally lif... [Published Salon - 8 hours ago]
Study shows Hera Therapeutics experimental comp... [Published CW 50 Detroit - 9 hours ago]
Severe Drought In Western U.S. Causes Earth Lev... [Published Value Walk - 9 hours ago]
San Diego Startup, Unveils Drug For Viral Infe... [Published BioSpace - 9 hours ago]
Spiritual Needs of Cancer Patients Important Pa... [Published American Journal of Public Health - 9 hours ago]
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Do Telepresence Robots Need Arms? [Published IEEE Spectrum - 3 hours ago]
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> “Yes, absolutely,” says Dr. Fumihide Tanaka , a professor at Tsukuba University in Japan, when asked if he thinks telepresence robots need arms. The current wave of commercial telepresence robots such ...
GPS Network Weighs Drought in the U.S. West [Published IEEE Spectrum - 7 hours ago]
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> Photo: Andre Basset/UNAVCO A record-breaking drought has left California and most of the western United States parched, threatening crops and even some of the region's hydroelectric powe r . Now a network ...
Weapons Can Be Carried Easily Through The TSA's... [Published Popular Science - New Technology, Science News, ... - Aug 21 2014]
Hovav Shacham, one of the security researchers who conducted the study, poses for a full-body scan.Erik Jepsen/UC San Diego Publications Since 2010, the Transportation Security Administration has largely dismissed the public's worries about the use ...
UCSD graduate program in economics [Published Econbrowser - Aug 21 2014]
I saw an interesting statistic in the latest issue of Journal of Economic Perspectives . If you rank North American economics Ph.D. programs in terms of the publishing success of their median student in the first six years after graduating, UCSD comes ...
Security researchers buy pornoscanner, demonstr... [Published Boing Boing - Aug 20 2014]
(Rapiscan images showing a subject carrying no weapon (left) versus a .380 ACP pistol sewn to the side of his pants leg, (right) which is practically invisible in the scan) Researchers from UCSD, the U Michigan, and Johns Hopkins will present their ...
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Our New Memory Playground [Published Slate Magazine - Jun 04 2014]
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UC San Diego Health System Utilizes Platform Ca... [Published GlobeNewswire: Acquisitions News - Aug 19 2014]
SEC Announces New Hires in the Office of Admini... [Published SEC US Press Releases - Jun 30 2014]
Philanthropist Ernest Rady Pledges $1 Million M... [Published Financial Services - May 19 2014]
U.S. and Mexico Would Benefit from "Frictionles... [Published Financial Services - May 01 2014]
Medical Marijuana Sciences' Scientific Advisory... [Published GlobeNewswire: Acquisitions News - Apr 25 2014]
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