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Electrolytes made from liquefied gas enable batteries to run at ultra-low temperatures 6/15/17
Electrolytes made from liquefied gas enable batteries to run at ultra-low temperatures
Engineers at the University of California San Diego have developed new electrolytes that enable lithium batteries to run at temperatures as low as -60 degrees Celsius with excellent performance -- in comparison, today's lithium-ion batteries stop working at -20 degrees Celsius. The new electrolytes also enable electrochemical capacitors to run as cold as -80 degrees Celsius -- their current limit is -40 degrees Celsius.
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UC San Diego launches education consortium in partnership with Baja California universities and high schools 6/12/17
UC San Diego launches education consortium in partnership with Baja California universities and high schools
The University of California San Diego and 13 institutions in Baja California announced the launch of the CaliBaja Education Consortium at the Cross-border Innovation Summit that took place on June 9, 2017 on the UC San Diego campus. The new entity will serve the entire CaliBaja region and will allow researchers and students to work together across borders. Leaders of 10 institutions signed memoranda that brought the consortium to life during the event. 
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Computer Science Professor Recognized Not Once, Not Twice, but Three Times in Year-End Honors 6/1/17
Computer Science Professor Recognized Not Once, Not Twice, but Three Times in Year-End Honors
Computer scientist Christine Alvarado is no stranger to winning awards, particularly for her teaching. But what's unusual is that starting June 3, she will be accepting not just one or two such awards, but three. The honors will come from the Tau Beta Pi honors engineering society, the Jacobs School of Engineering, and the Academic Senate.
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UC San Diego Electrical Engineering Professor Pam Cosman Wins Pinnacle Award 5/22/17
UC San Diego Electrical Engineering Professor Pam Cosman Wins Pinnacle Award
Pamela Cosman, a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering, is being honored for her exemplary leadership among women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). Cosman was one of just seven recipients of the 2017 Pinnacle Awards, announced May 5, 2017.  
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Eight Students Receive Engineering Leadership Award 5/17/17
Eight Students Receive Engineering Leadership Award
Five engineering undergraduate and three engineering graduate students were recognized for their outstanding leadership skills at the 8th Annual Engineering Leadership Awards Celebration, which took place May 12, 2017 at the UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering. 
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Engineered bone marrow could make transplants safer 5/8/17
Engineered bone marrow could make transplants safer
Engineers at the University of California San Diego have developed biomimetic bone tissues that could one day provide new bone marrow for patients needing transplants.
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Researchers receive $7.5 million grant to study memory capacity and energy efficiency in the brain 5/1/17
Researchers receive $7.5 million grant to study memory capacity and energy efficiency in the brain
A team of researchers at the University of California San Diego and Stanford University has received a $7.5 million, five-year grant to try to answer two fundamental questions: what is the memory capacity of a brain; and how does the brain process information with maximum energy efficiency. The grant was awarded by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research through a Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI).
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Nanoparticles for treating bacterial infections take top prize at Research Expo 2017 4/24/17
Nanoparticles for treating bacterial infections take top prize at Research Expo 2017
B.J. (Byungji) Kim, a materials science and engineering graduate student at the University of California San Diego, won the grand prize at Research Expo 2017 for her work on nanoparticles that help the body’s immune system fight infections caused by Staphylococcus aureus bacteria—without the use of antibiotics. Kim received the Lee Rudee Outstanding Poster Award and a $1,000 cash prize, as well as the Katie Osterday Best Poster in mechanical engineering, which came with a $500 cash prize. 
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Sensor-filled glove could help doctors take guesswork out of physical exams 4/20/17
Sensor-filled glove could help doctors take guesswork out of physical exams
Researchers have developed a sensor-filled glove that doctors could use to accurately measure muscle stiffness in patients suffering from stroke, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis and other muscle control disorders. The level of muscle stiffness, known as spasticity, is typically rated based on a doctor's touch and feel. However, these ratings are subjective and often vary from one doctor to another. As a result, patients receive doses of medication that are too low or too high for their actual level of muscle stiffness. The new glove will enable doctors to come up with objective, accurate and consistent number ratings when evaluating spasticity in patients undergoing treatment.
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UC San Diego Designated as a Changemaker Campus 4/6/17
UC San Diego Designated as a Changemaker Campus
The University of California San Diego has been designated as a Changemaker Campus by Ashoka U for its role as a leader in social innovation education. Only 40 universities around the world have received this designation and UC San Diego is the first University of California campus to be recognized. 
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