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UC San Diego part of new DOE consortium to revolutionize electric car battery performance 8/3/16
UC San Diego part of new DOE consortium to revolutionize electric car battery performance
Researchers at the University of California San Diego are part of the new Battery500 consortium led by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) aiming to almost triple the energy packed in electric car batteries and make them smaller, lighter and less expensive. This would allow manufacturers to make more affordable electric vehicles that can travel two to three times farther. 
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Flexible wearable electronic skin patch offers new way to monitor alcohol levels 8/2/16
Flexible wearable electronic skin patch offers new way to monitor alcohol levels
Engineers at the University of California San Diego have developed a flexible wearable sensor that can accurately measure a person’s blood alcohol level from sweat and transmit the data wirelessly to a laptop, smartphone or other mobile device. The device can be worn on the skin and could be used by doctors and police officers for continuous, non-invasive and real-time monitoring of blood alcohol content.
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Researchers improve performance of cathode material by controlling oxygen activity 7/6/16
Researchers improve performance of cathode material by controlling oxygen activity
An international team of researchers has demonstrated a new way to increase the robustness and energy storage capability of a particular class of “lithium-rich” cathode materials—by using a carbon dioxide-based gas mixture to create oxygen vacancies at the material’s surface. Researchers said the treatment improved the energy density—the amount of energy stored per unit mass—of the cathode material by up to 30 to 40 percent.
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Six-story steel frame building undergoes seismic and fire testing on world's largest outdoor shake table 6/13/16
Six-story steel frame building undergoes seismic and fire testing on world's largest outdoor shake table
A team of engineers is testing a six-story, lightweight steel-frame building on the world’s largest outdoor seismic shake table this month at the University of California San Diego. The goal is to better understand how cold-formed steel structures withstand earthquakes and the fires that may follow. This is the tallest cold-formed steel-frame structure to ever undergo tests on a shake table. 
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