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Drug-delivering micromotors treat their first bacterial infection in the stomach 8/16/17
Drug-delivering micromotors treat their first bacterial infection in the stomach
Nanoengineers at the University of California San Diego have demonstrated for the first time using micromotors to treat a bacterial infection in the stomach. These tiny vehicles, each about half the width of a human hair, swim rapidly throughout the stomach while neutralizing gastric acid and then release their cargo of antibiotics at the desired pH. 
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From Theory to Microgrid: New Ideas from the Sustainable Power and Energy Center Research Summit 7/31/17
From Theory to Microgrid: New Ideas from the Sustainable Power and Energy Center Research Summit
Software that can design new materials for energy storage. X-ray visualization techniques to “see” inside batteries and solar cells. Green processes for making batteries. These were some of the projects presented at the Sustainable Power and Energy Center (SPEC) Research Summit at the University of California San Diego on July 18.
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Engineers talk VR, AI and nanotechnology at San Diego Comic-Con 7/20/17
Engineers talk VR, AI and nanotechnology at San Diego Comic-Con
It’s not every day that engineers get to speak side by side with the people behind hit movies and TV series. But that is exactly what two engineering faculty members are doing this week at Comic-Con in San Diego. 
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UC San Diego Engineering Professor Olivia Graeve Named one of the 100 Most Powerful Women in Mexico 7/6/17
UC San Diego Engineering Professor Olivia Graeve Named one of the 100 Most Powerful Women in Mexico
University of California San Diego, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering professor Olivia Graeve has been named one of the “100 mujeres más poderosas de México” – one of the 100 most powerful women in Mexico, according to a Forbes 2017 ranking.
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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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