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12.18.07 TMC Net
"Qualcomm Purchases Noise-Reduction Company SoftMax"
Qualcomm is able to expand its toolset for with the SoftMax Signal Separation technology. The devices that can benefit include mobile phones, Bluetooth headsets, voice over Internet Protocol phones and notebooks. This technology is positioned as consuming less battery life, processing power and memory than alternatives.

12.17.07 Science Today
"A Unique Way To Lower Energy Costs"
UC San Diego undergraduate students have designed, built and deployed a network of five weather-monitoring stations as a key step toward helping the university buildings lower energy costs. Related Jacobs School Link »

12.16.07 San Diego Union Tribune
"Finding greener pastures at home, Asian scientists leaving America"
Frustrated by stagnating federal funding for research and clampdowns on visas, Asian scientists are increasingly returning to their homelands. One-quarter of the 700,000 students who left China between 1978 and 2003 have gone back, China's Ministry of Education has reported.

12.10.07 New Scientist
"Computer simulations advance beyond Hollywood"
Computer graphics has now reached a point of sophistication where it can be used beyond the fields of gaming and films, says computer scientist Henrik Wann Jensen at the University of California, San Diego, another of the team that developed the hair used on Kong. Related Jacobs School Link »

12.6.07 San Diego Daily Transcript
"Weather stations at UCSD to cut campus energy costs"
Ten undergraduate students at the University of California, San Diego designed, built and set up a network of five weather-monitoring stations to lower energy costs on campus. Related Jacobs School Link »

12.5.07 University 500
"A Unique Way to Lower Energy Costs"
UC San Diego undergraduate students have designed, built and deployed a network of five weather-monitoring stations as a key step toward helping the university use ocean breezes to cool buildings, identify the sunniest rooftops to expand its solar-electric system, and use water more efficiently in irrigation and in other ways. Related Jacobs School Link »

11.20.07 History Channel
"Mega Disasters: LA's Killer Quake"
It has been a century since the infamous 1906 San Francisco earthquake and Californians live with the knowledge that it's only a matter of time before they're hit again. Los Angeles is the second most populous city in America. If an earthquake hit directly beneath downtown LA, scientists believe that tens of thousands would be killed. Just how would the city respond to a 7.5 magnitude quake?...

11.19.07 Today's Local News
"Tech-savvy savants Carlsbad engineering students win design contest at UCSD"
They love books but dont like to schlep them in their backpacks. They enjoy watching movies while doing homework. They like to take notes on a computer screen and want to do away with excessive use of paper. Four UCSD freshmen put their heads together and came up with the idea for BookPal, a wireless, dual-screen device that allows users to write, type, read books, watch movies and surf the Internet. Related Jacobs School Link »

11.19.07 UCSD Guardian
"Jacobs School Rolls Out World-Record Silicon Chip"
Scientists at UCSD's Jacobs School of Engineering have developed a first-of-its-kind computer chip that acts as a powerful miniature electronic version of a satellite dish, a discovery that could dramatically improve military applications such as radar and missile tracking. Related Jacobs School Link »

11.19.07 UCSD Guardian
"Tau Beta Pi Wins Most Outstanding Chapter"
UCSD's engineering honor society, Tau Beta Pi, was recently presented with the Robert Clayton Matthews Most Outstanding Chapter Award for its many service activities and social events. Related Jacobs School Link »

11.15.07 San Diego Union Tribune
"Analytics is growing field in San Diego"
This story features the work of electrical engineering professor Gert Lanckreit: "At UCSD's Jacobs School of Engineering, professor Gert Lanckreit is leading an effort to create a natural language search engine for music. It would allow people to find music they like without knowing the name of the artist or song. For example, a user could search upbeat music with female vocals and the search engine would return a list of songs. The hard part for computer s... Related Jacobs School Link »

11.9.07 SeparationsNOW
"Cytoscape open-source bioinformatics platform symposium highlights a mushrooming user community"
November 6-9 saw the largest ever annual Cytoscape Public Symposium hosted for the first time in Europe by the Human Genetics Department of the Academic Medical Centre in Amsterdam. The Symposium attracted a great deal of interest in how Systems Biology is being conducted within leading laboratories worldwide through data analysis across a broad range of biological processes to understand the mechanisms of life. Related Jacobs School Link »

11.6.07 TG Daily
"World's most complex silicon phased-array chip developed"
UC San Diego electrical engineers have developed the world's most complex phased array -- or radio frequency integrated circuit. This DARPA-funded advance is expected to find its way into U.S. defense satellite communication and radar systems. In addition, the innovations in this chip design will likely spill over into commercial applications, such as automotive satellite systems for direct broadcast TV, and new methods for high speed wireless data transfer. Related Jacobs School Link »

11.2.07 Semiconductor Online
"Engineers Develop World's Most Complex RFIC For SATCOM And Radar Applications"
UC San Diego electrical engineers have developed the world's most complex phased array -- or radio frequency integrated circuit. This DARPA-funded advance is expected to find its way into U.S. defense satellite communication and radar systems. In addition, the innovations in this chip design will likely spill over into commercial applications, such as automotive satellite systems for direct broadcast TV, and new methods for high speed wireless data transfer. Related Jacobs School Link »

11.2.07 Earthtimes.org
"Advanced silicon phased array chip created"
U.S. electrical engineers have created what they describe as the world's most complex phased array -- or radio frequency integrated circuit. The government-funded chip is expected to be used in U.S. defense satellite communication and radar systems. In addition, the chip design is also expected to eventually be used in commercial applications, such as in high-speed wireless data transfer. Related Jacobs School Link »

11.2.07 Nanowerk
"World's most complex silicon phased-array chip developed at UC-San Diego"
UC San Diego electrical engineers have developed the worlds most complex phased array or radio frequency integrated circuit. This DARPA-funded advance is expected to find its way into U.S. defense satellite communication and radar systems. In addition, the innovations in this chip design will likely spill over into commercial applications, such as automotive satellite systems for direct broadcast TV, and new methods for high speed wireless data transfer... Related Jacobs School Link »

11.2.07 Nanowerk
"World's most complex silicon phased-array chip developed at UC-San Diego"
UC San Diego electrical engineers have developed the worlds most complex phased array or radio frequency integrated circuit. This DARPA-funded advance is expected to find its way into U.S. defense satellite communication and radar systems. In addition, the innovations in this chip design will likely spill over into commercial applications, such as automotive satellite systems for direct broadcast TV, and new methods for high speed wireless data transfer. Related Jacobs School Link »

10.31.07 United Press International (UPI)
"Advanced silicon phased array chip created"
SAN DIEGO, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- U.S. electrical engineers have created what they describe as the world's most complex phased array -- or radio frequency integrated circuit. The government-funded chip is expected to be used in U.S. defense satellite communication and radar systems. In addition, the chip design is also expected to eventually be used in commercial applications, such as in high-speed wireless data transfer. "This is the first 16 element phased array chip that can send at 30-5... Related Jacobs School Link »

10.31.07 Science Daily
"World's Most Complex Silicon Phased-array Chip Developed"
ScienceDaily (Oct. 30, 2007) UC San Diego electrical engineers have developed the world's most complex phased array -- or radio frequency integrated circuit. This DARPA-funded advance is expected to find its way into U.S. defense satellite communication and radar systems. In addition, the innovations in this chip design will likely spill over into commercial applications, such as automotive satellite systems for direct broadcast TV, and new methods for high speed... Related Jacobs School Link »

10.29.07 InternetNews.com
"CAPTCHAs For Social Good?"
Researchers at the University of California at San Diego have a plan to meld the brains of Internet users into a vast human grid that would make use of the seconds wasted on solving CAPTCHAs (define) to enact social change. Related Jacobs School Link »

10.19.07 Technology Review
"Using Molecular Pathways to Assess Cancer Patients"
The first complete map of protein interactions in human cells could lead to better treatment for breast cancer. Researchers at the University of California, San Diego, have created a map of all known protein networks in human cells and shown that it can be used to better assess whether a patient's breast cancer will spread. Their work, though in its early stages, could lead to better diagnostic tests that spare patients toxic treatments, such as chemotherapy, if they are unnecessary. Related Jacobs School Link »

10.19.07 United Press International (UPI)
"Improving breast cancer prognoses"
SAN DIEGO, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- Researchers at the University of California, San Diego, are working to predict the likelihood that breast cancer will spread to other parts of the body. Bioengineering professor Trey Ideker and colleagues at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology took advantage of new protein interaction databases and identified networks of genes from breast cancer patients -- rather than individual genes -- that can be used to predict whether a breast cancer... Related Jacobs School Link »

10.19.07 News-Medical.net
"Researchers improve accuracy of breast cancer prognoses"
Researchers from UC San Diego are looking to change that. UCSD bioengineering professor Trey Ideker is pioneering a more accurate approach for predicting the risk of breast cancer metastasis in individual patients. This work will be published online by the journal Molecular Systems Biology on Tuesday 16 October. Related Jacobs School Link »

10.19.07 Chosun Ilbo (Korean newspaper, english version)
"Korean Scientists Make Breast Cancer Breakthrough"
A team of researchers has discovered a method to more accurately predict the spread of breast cancer. The team includes scientists from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) led by bio-information systems professor Lee Do-heon and from the University of California, San Diego led by Prof. Trey Ideker. Related Jacobs School Link »

10.19.07 CancerFocus.net
"UC San Diego researchers improve accuracy of breast cancer prognoses"
One of the many unknowns facing women who are diagnosed with breast cancer is predicting the likelihood that the cancer will spread to other parts of the body metastasize. Researchers from UC San Diego are looking to change that. UCSD bioengineering professor Trey Ideker is pioneering a more accurate approach for predicting the risk of breast cancer metastasis in individual patients. Related Jacobs School Link »

10.19.07 Korea.net
"Korean scientists discover process to better predict spread of breast cancer"
Korean scientists said Tuesday (Oct. 16) that they have discovered a method to more accurately predict the spread of breast cancer. The discovery by the team at the state-run Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), led by bio-information systems researcher Lee Do-heon, could greatly help reduce deaths caused by this type of cancer. An article about the discovery, which was made in cooperation with Trey Ideker of the University of California in San Diego, was publis... Related Jacobs School Link »

10.19.07 Wired Science
"Scientists Use Google Widget to Improve Image Labeling"
University of California researchers are claiming theyve added common sense to computers ability to recognize objects in photographs. We think our paper is the first to bring external semantic context to the problem of object recognition, said co-author and computer science professor Serge Belongie from UC San Diego. Related Jacobs School Link »

10.19.07 Science Daily
"Computers With 'Common Sense'"
Using a little-known Google Labs widget, computer scientists from UC San Diego and UCLA have brought common sense to an automated image labeling system. This common sense is the ability to use context to help identify objects in photographs. Related Jacobs School Link »

10.19.07 L'Atelier (French technology magazine)
"S'identifier sur Internet simplifie la vie des aveugles"
Un ordinateur portatif et une simple camra pourraient aider des personnes souffrant de dficiences visuelles choisir avec prcision les produits de leur choix dans les magasins, estime une quipe de scientifiques de l'UC San Diego. Elle travaille sur le projet GroZi, un systme d'assistance pour simplifier le processus d'achat pour les aveugles en analysant les produits films par la camra et en en vrifiant la concordance avec l'aliment... Related Jacobs School Link »

10.17.07 News Daily (UPI)
"Improving breast cancer prognoses"
Researchers at the University of California, San Diego, are working to predict the likelihood that breast cancer will spread to other parts of the body. Related Jacobs School Link »

10.12.07 Bloomberg News
"Boeing, Bush Pressed to Fix Glitches in Electronic Border Fence"
The danger ``is to underestimate the difficulty of making it work in the real world,'' said Mohan Trivedi, director of the Computer Vision and Robotics Research Laboratory at the University of California, San Diego.

10.11.07 KPBS
"Sanders Wants Another Federal Exemption From Clean Water Act"
San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders formed acommittee last June to study the city's Point Loma Sewage Treatment Plant. The committee wasled by Paul Linden, a UCSD professor of environmental science and engineering. Linden says the panel determined the water discharged from the plant four miles into the ocean isn't a problem.

10.5.07 Riverside Press-Enterprise
"Some residents return home after La Jolla landslide"
Erinn and Alton McCormick had no idea when they bought their house in June that it sat directly beneath a weak hillside. On Thursday, it sat buried up to the roofline by a wall of earth. . .

10.5.07 Los Angeles Daily News
"Landslide aftermath surveyed"
The only possible exception is if homeowners prove the landslide was caused by something that is covered, like utility-line ruptures, said Jennifer Kearns, a spokesman for the California Department of Insurance.

10.5.07 North County Times
"Some residents return home after La Jolla landslide"
A total off 111 homes were evacuated after the slide. Residents of 84 undamaged houses were allowed to return Thursday.

10.4.07 San Diego Union Tribune
"Homeowners' policies don't cover landslides"
Ahmed Elgamal, a professor of structural engineering at the University of California San Diego, said there is no way to rule out the possibility of a landslide if a home is built on a slope.

9.28.07 E-Commerce Times
"EurekAlert: Online game feeds music search engine project at UC San Diego"
UC San Diego electrical engineers and computer scientists are working together on a computerized system that will make it easy for people who are not music experts (like the senior authors mom) to find the kind of music they want to listen to without knowing the names of artists or songs. Related Jacobs School Link »

9.27.07 Science Daily
"Primate Sperm: Speed Matters"
Sperm cells from the more promiscuous chimpanzee and rhesus macaque species swim much faster and with much greater force than those of humans and gorillas. Related Jacobs School Link »

9.26.07 CBC: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
"U.S. researchers turn words to music"
U.S. electrical engineers and computer scientists have developed "Google for music," a search engine that takes words and finds tunes to match. Users can search "high energy instrumental with piano," "funky guitar solos" or "upbeat music with female vocals" and locate the songs they want, said the researchers, from the University of California in San Diego. Related Jacobs School Link »

9.26.07 Dr. Dobb's Portal
"Music Search Engine: Identifying Musically Meaningful Words"
Electrical engineers and computer scientists at the University of California, San Diego are working together on a computerized system that will make it easy for people who are not music experts to find the kind of music they want to listen to -" without knowing the names of artists or songs. Related Jacobs School Link »

9.26.07 PhysOrg.com
"Online game feeds music search engine project at UC San Diego"
UC San Diego electrical engineers and computer scientists are working together on a computerized system that will make it easy for people who are not music experts (like the senior authors mom) to find the kind of music they want to listen to without knowing the names of artists or songs... Related Jacobs School Link »

9.26.07 TechNewsWorld
"Online game feeds music search engine project at UC San Diego"
UC San Diego electrical engineer Gert Lanckriet and others at UCSD are working together on a computerized system that will make it easy for people who are not music experts. Related Jacobs School Link »

9.26.07 Times of India
"A new study has found that sperm also feel the need to speed and race with other sperm. A new analys"
A new study has found that sperm also feel the need to speed and race with other sperm. Related Jacobs School Link »

9.26.07 GeneticArchaeology.com
"Primate Sperm Competition: Speed Matters"
Female chimps and macaques typically mate with several males in a social group, so that a male with faster and stronger swimming sperm cells would in theory be more likely to successfully fertilize an egg. Related Jacobs School Link »

9.25.07 San Diego Union Tribune
"UCSD engineers simulate big quakes to test walls"
SCRIPPS RANCH: A series of massive quakes shook walls yesterday at UCSD's Englekirk Structural Engineering Center.

9.25.07 Science Today
"Video Spotlight: Sperm Competition"
Researchers at UC San Diego and UC Irvine have found evidence that supports the theory that reproductive competition during the evolution of primate species has occurred at the level of sperm cell motility. Related Jacobs School Link »

9.25.07 New Scientist
"In promiscuous primates, sperm feel need for speed"
Whether sperm fly at high speed or laze their way towards an egg might depend on how much competition they face, suggests a new analysis of sperm samples. The study reveals that promiscuous primate species have faster sperm than their more monogamous counterparts. Related Jacobs School Link »

9.25.07 Physorg.com
"Primate Sperm Competition: Speed Matters"
Researchers at UC San Diego and UC Irvine have found evidence that supports the theory that reproductive competition during the evolution of primate species has occurred at the level of sperm cell motility. Related Jacobs School Link »

9.25.07 Softpedia
" The human species amongst primates"
Humans, like animals, experience a fierce competition for sex. And this competition does not stop with mating, as a woman can be promiscuous. That's how sperm competition emerges. A new research has tried to see how sperm speed connects to the species sexual behavior, while placing us amongst other primates. Related Jacobs School Link »

9.25.07 Biology News Net
"Primate Sperm Competition: Speed Matters"
The research team found significantly lower swimming forces and slower swimming speeds with human sperm, and the slowest of all belonged to gorillas... Related Jacobs School Link »

9.25.07 PDS Physorg.com
"Primate Sperm Competition: Speed Matters"
Researchers at UC San Diego and UC Irvine have found evidence that supports the theory that reproductive competition during the evolution of primate species has occurred at the level of sperm cell motility. Related Jacobs School Link »

9.24.07 First Science News
"Primate Sperm Competition: Speed Matters"
Sperm cells of more promiscuous primate species swim faster tham more monogamous species... Related Jacobs School Link »

9.14.07 Campus Technology
"UCSD Computer Scientists Follow Spam-Scam Trails"
In a study of more than 1 million spam e-mails, computer scientists at the University of California, San Diego have concluded that most scams are hosted by individual Web servers even though thousands of compromised computers might be used to relay spam to end users. Related Jacobs School Link »

9.14.07 CCN (California Computer News)
"Render Smoke And Fog Without Being A Computation Hog"
Computer scientists from UC San Diego have developed a way to generate images like smoke-filled bars, foggy alleys and smog-choked cityscapes without the computational drag and slow speed of previous computer graphics methods. Related Jacobs School Link »

9.14.07 Zee News
"Scientists develop automated WiFi trouble-shooting system"
Scientists at the University of California, San Diego, have developed an automated, enterprise scale WiFi trouble-shooting system... Related Jacobs School Link »

9.14.07 PhysOrg.com
"Computer scientists take the 'why' out of WiFi"
"People expect WiFi to work, but there is also a general understanding that its just kind of flakey," said Stefan Savage, one of the UCSD computer science professors who led development of an automated, enterprise-scale WiFi troubleshooting system for UCSD's computer science building. The system is described in a paper presented last week in Kyoto, Japan at ACM SIGCOMM, one of the worlds premier networking conferences. Related Jacobs School Link »

9.11.07 Campus Technology
"UC Profs Invent Automated Troubleshooter for WiFi Nets"
A team of UC San Diego computer science professors have developed and an automated, enterprise-wide system for troubleshooting WiFi transmissions. "People expect WiFi to work, but there is also a general understanding that it's just kind of flaky," said Stefan Savage, a member of the team who developed the test system. Savage said the system, which operates 24 hours per day, automatically analyzes the behavior of all WiFi connections on the network, a process of data gathering that wou... Related Jacobs School Link »

9.10.07 Technology Review Magazine
"Diagnosing Faulty Wi-Fi"
Researchers at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), have developed a diagnostic system that monitors Wi-Fi activity in a building and determines why traffic slows, signals dip, and laptops get kicked off the network. The researchers say that elements of the system, which consists of traffic-monitoring hardware and specialized software that analyzes the activity, could easily be deployed in offices and buildings to help network administrators find and fix problems more easily. Related Jacobs School Link »

9.1.07 New Scientist
"Disaster machines: Simulating nature's fury"
This New Scientist video describes earthquake-safety research at UCSD and new visualization techniques to analyze shake table results. Related Jacobs School Link »

8.31.07 Science Daily
"Controlling Bandwidth In The Clouds"
Digital Dandelions: The flowering of network research What looks like the head of a digital dandelion is a map of the Internet generated by new algorithms from computer scientists at UC San Diego.Thenew maps will be useful for studying worm outbreaks and many other issues in computer science and beyond. Related Jacobs School Link »

8.31.07 NetworkWorld
"UCSD's bandwidth management breakthrough"
University of California at San Diego computer scientists say they have developed a TCP-based bandwidth management system that works across global networks. Related Jacobs School Link »

8.31.07 Dr. Dobb's Portal
"Controlling Bandwidth in the Clouds"
If half your company's bandwidth is allocated to your mirror in New York, and it's the middle of the night there, and your sites in London and Tokyo are slammed, that New York bandwidth is going to waste. Computer scientists at the University of California San Diego have designed, implemented, and evaluated a new bandwidth management system for cloud-based applications capable of solving this problem. Related Jacobs School Link »

8.31.07 Dr. Dobb's Portal
"Digital Dandelions: Graphing the Internet Topology"
What looks like the head of a digital dandelion is map of the Internet generated by new algorithms from computer scientists at Universary of California, San Diego. This map features Internet nodes -- the red dots -- and linkages -- the green lines. But it is no ordinary map. It is a (mostly) randomly generated graph that retains the essential characteristics of a specific corner of the Internet but doubles the number of nodes. Related Jacobs School Link »

8.31.07 DIGG
"Digital Dandelions: The flowering of network research"
What looks like the head of a digital dandelion is a map of the Internet generated by new algorithms from computer scientists at UC San Diego. Related Jacobs School Link »

8.28.07 Wall Street Journal
"Venture Firms vs. Investors"
Some top venture-capital firms eager to expand into new markets are twisting their investors' arms to get them to go along -- or so say the investors. (Quotes Paul Kedrosky, executive director of the William J. von Liebig Center for Entrepreneurism and Technology Advancement at UCSD.)...

8.24.07 EContent
"Look Smart: UCSD Works to Improve Images Searches"
Images are searched for in web search engines more frequently than any other content type except basic text. People want to find pictures, says Chris Sherman, executive editor of Searchwise. However, he adds, image search in general is pretty bad. Right now, searching for an image relies on text, whether in the name of the image or somewhere in a description, which means the searcher is dependent on how an image is labeled. Search engines cannot see... Related Jacobs School Link »

8.24.07 UPI
"Technique able to sort for faster sperm"
The Universities of California, Irvine and San Diego have developed a rapid new sorting technique to screen for faster sperm.

8.17.07 MSNBC
"Where will the jobs be in 2012?"
The help wanted ads of 2012 will have a scant resemblance to todays classifieds. Job titles more common in sci-fi novels such as space tour guide and molecular engineer will soon become common place. Related Jacobs School Link »

8.14.07 BBC News
"Cooking up a digital treat"
From BBC's SIGGRAPH coverage: Also at the show, the University of California, San Diego, showed off the work it was doing to create digital milk. The computer model of the fat and protein content of milk was developed by Professor Henrik Jensen, an Oscar-winning computer graphics researcher in the computer science department at UC San Diego. Related Jacobs School Link »

8.10.07 Government Executive.com
"Finally, Payback Time for Spammers"
Wouldn't it be great revenge to hit spammers who fill up your email inbox with those messages touting low-interest mortgage loans and male enhancement drugs right where they live -- on their Web sites? You can, according to a paper published by researchers at the University of California, San Diego. While thousands of servers deliver those unwanted solicitations and phishing scams to your inbox, only one Web server typically hosts the site that a user is directed to if they respond t... Related Jacobs School Link »

8.10.07 Dark Reading
"Study Finds Spammers' Weak Spot"
Junk email distributors are much more vulnerable at the receiving end than at the sending end, research finds AUGUST 7, 2007|Instead of trying to stop the spray of spam as it comes out of the firehose, maybe we should be looking to shut it off at the hydrant, some university researchers are suggesting this week. In a report issued yesterday, computer scientists at the University of California at San Diego said they have found "striking differences" between th... Related Jacobs School Link »

8.10.07 Technology News Daily
"Spam, Online Scams"
Computer scientists from UC San Diego have found striking differences between the infrastructure used to distribute spam and the infrastructure used to host the online scams advertised in these unwanted email messages. This discovery should aid in the fight to reduce spam volume and shut down illegal online businesses and malware sites. Related Jacobs School Link »

8.10.07 United Press International (UPI)
"U.S. computer scientists analyze Web scams"
SAN DIEGO, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- U.S. computer scientists have found vast differences between the Internet infrastructure used to distribute spam and that used to host advertised scams. University of California-San Diego Professors Geoff Voelker and Stefan Savage said 94 percent of spam-advertised scams are hosted on individual Web servers. That discovery, they said, should aid in reducing the volume of spam and close illegal online businesses and malware sites. Related Jacobs School Link »

8.10.07 Secure Computing Magazine
"Boffins find way to fight spam scams"
US computer scientists today published research that reveals "striking differences" between the infrastructure used to distribute spam and the infrastructure used to host the online scams advertised in these unwanted email messages. The boffins from University of California, San Diego (UCSD) Jacobs School of Engineering reported that, while hundreds or thousands of compromised computers may be used to relay spam to users, most scams are hosted by individual web servers. Related Jacobs School Link »

8.10.07 VNUnet.com
"Boffins find way to fight spam scams"
US computer scientists today published research that reveals "striking differences" between the infrastructure used to distribute spam and the infrastructure used to host the online scams advertised in these unwanted email messages. The boffins from University of California, San Diego (UCSD) Jacobs School of Engineering reported that, while hundreds or thousands of compromised computers may be used to relay spam to users, most scams are hosted by individual web servers. Related Jacobs School Link »

8.10.07 Seattle Post-Intelligencer
"Scam spam has a weak spot"
UC San Diego computer scientists Geoff Voelker and Stefan Savage have made an intriguing discovery about the infrastructure by online scams that suggest they may be easier to shut down than previously thought. Related Jacobs School Link »

8.10.07 Los Alamos (NM) Monitor
"A trail to tomorrow"
The center of attention at Tuesday's dedication for a new consortium of institutes at Los Alamos National Laboratory was a young engineer working with a robotic helicopter and a remotely powered sensor. . . The Engineering Institute, established in 2003, is associated with UC San Diego, and Jacobs School of Engineering.

8.9.07 New Scientist
"Study finds weak link in spam business"
A study of more than a million spam emails has revealed a weak link in the junk email business. It shows that the web links contained in many spam messages point to just a handful of servers. So, in theory, disabling or blocking these servers could help make spamming a less profitable business. Instead of focusing on filtering or blocking spam at the inbox, Geoff Voelker and Chris Fleizach at the University of California at San Diego (UCSD) examined the infrastructure behind spam inst... Related Jacobs School Link »

8.9.07 PC World
"Study Finds Spam's Achilles Heel"
Researchers at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) said this week they've discovered a critical weakness in the spam ecosystem that could be used to help cut off the promise of economic returns fuelling the huge growth in spam levels. Related Jacobs School Link »

8.9.07 CBC: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
"So much spam, so few scams"
Four California computer scientists have taken the classic advice to investigative reporters - follow the money - in the ongoing fight against spam. So they did, and think they may have nailed a way to go after spammers. Junk e-mails are not about themselves, but about luring the nave to sites where they can be separated from their money. So the University California San Diego researchers set out to see what they could learn about the relationship between the ads (spam) and the... Related Jacobs School Link »

8.9.07 IDG News Service
"New approach to cripple spam ecosystem"
Researchers believe they have found a way to cripple the spam ecosystem and reduce the incentive for spammers to send out high volumes of unsolicited email in search of high economic returns. In a paper delivered at the USENIX Security 2007 conference in Boston, researchers at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) said that while spammers use vastly powerful, distributed delivery networks to pump out junk email, it's quite another story for the internet scams that form the rea... Related Jacobs School Link »

8.9.07 Washington Post
"UC researchers: Take antispam fight to the Web"
Spammers may have an Achilles Heel. According to researchers at the University of California, San Diego, antispam fighters could really hurt the spammers bottom line, if they target the Web sites used to host their scams rather than simply trying to block the mail server used to send out unsolicited commercial e-mail. Related Jacobs School Link »

8.6.07 Daily Times (Pakistan)
"Could tiny sensors detect bridge crises?"
Los Alamos National Laboratory scientists, in collaboration with the University of California at San Diego, say such a system would provide enough lead time to either shut down a bridge or perform preventive maintenance to avert serious failures.

8.6.07 Physorg.com
"How cells change the pace of their steps"
Scientists at UC San Diego have discovered how cells of higher organisms change the speed at which they move, a basic biological discovery that may help researchers devise ways to prevent cancer cells from spreading throughout the body. Related Jacobs School Link »

8.6.07 Scientific Frontline
"How Cells Change The Pace Of Their Steps"
The discovery reported by the UCSD scientists in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) and published Aug. 3 on the journal's Web site describes forces and energy exerted by the cells as they traveled across an elastic substrate. Related Jacobs School Link »

8.6.07 HulIQ.com
"How cells change pace of their steps"
In videos recorded as the cells moved, each looked like an irregularly shaped water balloon attached firmly on two sticky sections while periodically protruding in the forward direction and withdrawing from the trailing end. Related Jacobs School Link »

8.6.07 Bioresearch Online
"How Cells Change The Pace Of Their Steps"
Cells of all higher, or eukaryotic, species move in response to external stimuli. This movement is made possible by a series of inter-related biochemical reactions, some of which remodel the internal skeleton and others that add and remove adhesion points at strategic positions on the outer membrane. Related Jacobs School Link »

8.6.07 Time magazine
"An Early-Warning System for Bridges"
A team at the Los Alamos National Laboratory is working with the University of California at San Diego to design and power small sensors to place on bridges or on any piece of infrastructure for that matter that would measure structural problems like strain, deflection, cracks, corrosion or the loosening of bolts, says Chuck Farrar, a civil engineer at the Los Alamos.

8.5.07 Las Cruces Sun-News
"Los Alamos lab researchers working on sensors to detect bridge problems"
Los Alamos National Laboratory researchers are working on sensors that could provide early warnings of potential failures in highway bridges. The research, in collaboration with the University of California at San Diego, could take on new urgency after the collapse Wednesday of the Interstate 35W bridge spanning the Mississippi River in Minneapolis.

8.3.07 CBS News
"Could Tiny Sensors Detect Bridge Crises?"
Researchers here are hoping small sensors put on bridges _ about the size of a credit card and costing only $1 apiece _ could provide an early warning to potential failures like the one in Minneapolis.

8.3.07 FOX News
"Could Tiny Sensors Detect Bridge Crises?"
Los Alamos National Laboratory scientists, in collaboration with the University of California at San Diego, say such a bridge sensor system would provide enough lead time to either shut down a bridge or perform preventive maintenance to avert serious failures.

8.3.07 San Diego Union Tribune
"1,500 bridges in county deemed safe"
A day after the Minneapolis bridge catastrophe, Caltrans set out to assure San Diego County residents that the 1,500 bridges the agency inspects in the region are safe, even though 87 have been deemed structurally flawed.

8.3.07 Nine MSN
"Sensors on bridges 'can offer warnings'"
US researchers hope small sensors put on bridges - about the size of a credit card and costing only $US1 ($A1.17) each - could provide an early warning to potential failures like the one in Minneapolis.

8.3.07 MSNBC
"Researchers hope tiny sensors can offer warning before disaster"
Researchers here are hoping small sensors put on bridges _ about the size of a credit card and costing only $1 apiece _ could provide an early warning to potential failures like the one in Minneapolis.

8.3.07 ABC News
"Could Tiny Sensors Detect Bridge Crises?"
"The idea is to put arrays of sensors on structures, such as bridges, and look for the changes of patterns of signals coming out of those sensors that would give an indication of damage forming and if it is propagating," said Chuck Farrar, a civil engineer at LANL.

8.3.07 USA Today
"Could tiny sensors detect bridge crises?"
Researchers are in the second year of the four-year project -- funded at $400,000 a year -- and it probably will be years before the sensors are commercially available.

8.3.07 Washington Post
"Could Tiny Sensors Detect Bridge Crises?"
Research on wireless sensors for structures also is being conducted at the University of Michigan and Stanford University, and research on bridge monitoring is being conducted at Drexel University.

8.3.07 International Herald Tribune
"Researchers hope tiny sensors placed on bridges can offer warning before disaster"
Researchers would send a pulse to provide power from small, remote-control helicoptersto each sensor, help take a reading and broadcast it back to the chopper.The helicopter also could carry a light source that would be focused through a lens to a small solar array on the sensor node. Researchers will be testing the helicopter power delivery and wireless sensor next month on a bridge about 10 miles north of Truth or Consequences.

8.3.07 The Guardian (London)
"Could Tiny Sensors Detect Bridge Crises?"
Los Alamos National Laboratory scientists, in collaboration with the University of California at San Diego, say such a system would provide enough lead time to either shut down a bridge or perform preventive maintenance to avert serious failures.

8.3.07 Los Angeles Times
"Caltrans to inspect bridges"
Chia-Ming Uang, a structural engineering professor at UC San Diego, said that inspections are particularly important in assessing the safety of older bridges. Many older bridges including several hundred in California are made of steel, Uang said, and can fail as the metal becomes fatigued. Prompt inspection of such bridges, which are more common in the eastern part of the country, is required to determine if there are cracks in the structure.

8.3.07 San Jose Mercury News
"Could tiny sensors detect bridge crises?"
Los Alamos National Laboratory scientists are conducting the sensor research in collaboration with the University of California at San Diego.

8.1.07 CNN
"Origami optics for better camera phones"
Cell phone designers strive for sleekness, a quality that makes it nearly impossible to include a quality zoom lens on your phone. The thin, wide-angle lenses found in today's phones work fine for panoramic shots, but forget about crisp close-ups. The reflective rings on this crystal increase the optic's focal length to enable high-quality zoom. To zoom in, cell phone cams simply stretch pixels, which kills image quality. Now researchers at the University of California at San Diego have bo... Related Jacobs School Link »

8.1.07 CNNMoney.com
"UCSD Schools Young Engineers with Autodesk Inventor"
Autodesk, Inc. today announced that the Jacobs School of Engineering at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) has embraced Autodesk Inventor software as part of the curriculum for its Mechanical and Aerospace Design program.

7.17.07 San Diego Union Tribune
"Public universities need our support"
This op-ed piece in the San Diego Union Tribune by Cymer Inc., CEO and co-founder Bob Akins is a passionate and logical argument for the benefit to the entire San Diego community of donations to UCSD. Cymeris a San Diego-based global supplier of excimer laser light sources used in semiconductor manufacturing.

7.16.07 San Diego Business Journal
"UC San Diego Launches New Department for Nano Scale Research"
UC San Diego has established a Department of NanoEngineering, Chancellor Marye Anne Fox said earlier this month. Related Jacobs School Link »

7.16.07 San Diego Voice
"As Sunset Cliffs Shrinks, City Looks for Answers"
Surfers' footprints line this sandy path through Sunset Cliffs Natural Park. Rain-carved gullies cut through the soft soil. . . Storm water and surface runoff are major contributors to erosion, especially when bluffs are made of weaker material -- like that at Sunset Cliffs, says Scott Ashford, a geotechnical engineering professor at UCSD. Related Jacobs School Link »

7.16.07 Fox 6 News (San Diego)
"Up to Code"
California's strict building codes are being blamed for long delays and high costs in building medical facilities. Developers say a new hospital in California takes twice as long to design, plan, and construct than those in other states. . . Professor Chia-Ming Uang who is with the Department of Structural Engineering at U.C.S.D. says he believes the strict codes are necessary.

7.6.07 CRSwire: The Newswire of Corporate Social Responsibility
"Cutting Greenhouse Gases: Biofuels That Don't Involve Food Crops Or Microbial Fermentation"
California researchers plan to make biofuels in a novel way that doesn't involve food crops or microbial fermentation. Related Jacobs School Link »

7.5.07 Optics.org
"Nanowire laser enables sub-wavelength imaging"
This story on new research from UC Berkeley and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory quotes Deli Wang, an electrical engineering professor from the UCSD Jacobs School of Engineering.

7.4.07 San Diego Union Tribune
"Nanoengineering studies to be introduced at UCSD"
The University of California San Diego yesterday announced that it has created a department of nanoengineering. Related Jacobs School Link »

7.3.07 Scientific Frontline
"UC San Diego Establishes Department of NanoEngineering"
Seeking to capitalize on the potential of a new generation of multi-functional nanoscale devices and special materials built on the scale of individual molecules, UC San Diego has established a new Department of NanoEngineering within its Jacobs School of Engineering effective July 1. Related Jacobs School Link »

7.3.07 USA Today.com
"UC San Diego Establishes Department of NanoEngineering"
"Many of the most exciting, cutting-edge discoveries are being made at the interfaces of scientific and engineering disciplines, said UCSD Chancellor Marye Anne Fox. Related Jacobs School Link »

7.3.07 AviationWeek.com
"UC San Diego Establishes Department of NanoEngineering"
Said UCSD Chancellor Marye Anne Fox, This new Department of NanoEngineering, one of the first such departments in the nation, continues UC San Diegos leadership role in the paradigm shift to interdisciplinary research and education in revolutionary new fields that will benefit both society and the planet."... Related Jacobs School Link »

7.3.07 Nanotechnology Now
"UC San Diego Establishes Department of NanoEngineering"
The new department will cover a broad range of topics, but focus particularly on biomedical nanotechnology, nanotechnologies for energy conversion, computational nanotechnology, and molecular and nanomaterials. Related Jacobs School Link »

7.3.07 Nano Tech Wire
"UC San Diego Establishes Department of NanoEngineering"
The new department will cover a broad range of topics, but focus particularly on biomedical nanotechnology, nanotechnologies for energy conversion, computational nanotechnology, and molecular and nanomaterials. Related Jacobs School Link »

7.3.07 Check Biotech
"Biofuels News: Cutting greenhouse gases: Biofuels that don't involve food crops or microbial ferment"
A new research effort involving three University of California campuses and West Biofuels LLC, will develop a prototype research reactor that will use steam, sand and catalysts to efficiently convert forest, urban, and agricultural "cellulosic" wastes that would otherwise go to landfills into alcohol that can be used as a gasoline additive. Related Jacobs School Link »

7.2.07 Science Daily
"Cutting Greenhouse Gases: Biofuels That Do Not Involve Food Crops or Microbial Fermentation"
California researchers plan to make biofuels in a novel way that doesn't involve food crops or microbial fermentation. Related Jacobs School Link »

7.2.07 Wired Magazine (July 2007 print edition, and Web version)
"In Search of Video Search"
The web has gone wacky for video. From Animal Planet to zefrank.com, sites now brim with clips. The problem: Search engines can't index video files as easily as text. That's tripping up the Web's next great leap forward. So the race is on to become the Google of video search. And guess what? It might not be Google. (mentions UCSD's Statistical Visual Computing Lab run by ECE professor Nuno Vasconcelos)-- Annalee Newitz... Related Jacobs School Link »

7.2.07 Science NOW (Science magazine's daily news site)
"Nanoscale Flashlight"
In a news story on a new Naturepaper a novel nanowire-based light source that hasthe potential to take visible light microscopy where it's never been before: inside cells, Robert Service quotes ECE professor Deli Wang. "This is really exciting," says Deli Wang, a chemist and nanowire expert at the University of California, San Diego. Down the road, Wang says it might be possible to create arrays of such nanoscale flashlights on chips for biological and chemical sensing. It...

7.2.07 Nanomaterials News
"Nanopasta: nonlinear nanotubes and fibres in"
A news story based on aJournal of Applied Physics paper: Looking a little like nanoscale pasta twirls, the nonlinear nanotubes and fibres being studied by researchers at the University of California San Diego (UCSD) and Clemson University in South Carolina have completely different electronic properties from their non-spiralling cousins. Related Jacobs School Link »

7.2.07 The Miami Herald
"Trying to judge the iPhone's effect"
Futurists say we'll look back on Apple's new gadget not for how good it is, but for how it will change personal tech's playing field. This story quotes CSE professor Bill Griswold: Bill Griswold, a technology professor and cellphone developer at the University of California, San Diego, thinks he knows [...what the competition, andApple, will be offering in the way of cellphones, thanks to the creativity race the iPhone has started]. ''The great potential here is for cellphone c...

7.2.07 Wall Street Journal
"Computer Scientists Pull a Tom Sawyer to Finish Grunt Work"
The Wall Street Journal's Lee Gomes describes the Listen Game application created in the lab of ECE professor Gert Lanckriet, within a story about "human computation." Just as significantly, other researchers in other projects are starting to warm to the idea of using games to solicit human help. Douglas Turnbull, a graduate student at the University of California, San Diego, developed a game for classifying music. People supply text descriptions of brief passages for later use in a pr... Related Jacobs School Link »

6.29.07 San Diego Union Tribune
"Panel to weigh in on sewage plant"
A panel of top local scientists will help San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders decide whether to spend up to $1.5 billion to upgrade the region's main sewage treatment plant or seek another exemption. . . UCSD professor Paul Linden, leader of the science panel, said it's not clear whether his group can make a conclusive pronouncement about the facility's ecological impacts. That is one of the questions, he said. We don't know precisely what data is available yet. Linden a...

6.26.07 New York Times
"Fast-Reproducing Microbes Provide a Window on Natural Selection"
. . . Its fun for us, because we can watch the game of life at the molecular level, said Bernhard Palsson of the University of California, San Diego. Many features of evolutionary theory are showing up in these experiments, and thats why people are so excited by them. Related Jacobs School Link »

6.26.07 The Loom
"A Feast of bugs"
New York Times writer Carl Zimmer explains how his focus on a story in today's Times was the basic biology of evolution and how that led him to the work of UCSD bioengineering professor Bernhard Palsson's experiments on E. coli. Related Jacobs School Link »

6.26.07 Orange County Register
"Fast-reproducing microbes provide a window on natural selection"
Today evolutionary experiments on microbes are under way in many laboratories. And thanks to the falling price of genome-sequencing technology, scientists can now zero in on the precise genetic changes that unfold during evolution, a power previous generations of researchers only dreamed of. "It's fun for us, because we can watch the game of life at the molecular level," said Bernhard Palsson of the University of California, San Diego. "Many features of evolutionary theory are showing u... Related Jacobs School Link »

6.26.07 Wall Street Journal
"Computer Scientists Pull a Tom Sawyer To Finish Grunt Work"
Douglas Turnbull, a graduate student at the University of California, San Diego, developed a game for classifying music. People supply text descriptions of brief passages for later use in a program intended to help with musical recommendations. Two other game-based efforts are going to be discussed at an upcoming convention of music researchers, he said. Related Jacobs School Link »

6.22.07 Spirit India
"Fibers used in bullet-proof vests quadruple toughness of dental composites"
Vistasp Karbhari, a professor of structural engineering at UC San Diego, has developed fiber-reinforced polymer composites as strong, lightweight materials for aerospace, automotive, civil and marine applications, so he thought, "If they work so well in highway bridges, why not dental bridges."... Related Jacobs School Link »

6.21.07 Swedish National Public Radio
"Flying Wind Power"
In the U.S. about a fourth of all renewable energy comes from wind power. Of all energy production wind is still a very small part. But there are plans for wind power could become the dominant source for electricity. Story features: David Shepard, President of Sky WindPower, San Diego, and Jan Kleissl, Assistant Professor, UC San Diego.

6.21.07 ABC News
"California: the State of Stem Cell Funding"
As President Bush vetoed a bill that would have loosened restrictions on embryonic stem cell research Wednesday afternoon, many who see stem cell therapies as solutions to ailments ranging from diabetes to paralysis to cancer are looking for another means of funding for what they regard as a critical area of inquiry. Related Jacobs School Link »

6.20.07 Newsday
"Long Island Railroad: Bridges are safe"
A Long Island Rail Road bridge in Long Island City was built to support three times the traffic it supports today, so it is safe to use despite the sinking of some of its wooden support posts, the LIRR said Tuesday.

6.19.07 New York Times
"Yahoo’s Chief Resigns, and a Founder Takes Over"
When Yahoo hired Terry S. Semel as its chief executive in the midst of the dot-com implosion in 2001, it became a bit of an oddity in Silicon Valley: a technology company run by a Hollywood executive.

6.19.07 Orange County Register
"Beyond scholastics: Dana Hills top student wants to find a cure for cancer"
I'm going to the Jacobs School of Engineering at the University of California, San Diego. I'm studying bioengineering. I want to be a surgeon and do research on the side for cancer.

6.18.07 InKarpathos.com
"Cutting greenhouse gases"
California researchers plan to make biofuels in a novel way. Related Jacobs School Link »

6.15.07 Daylife
"Cutting greenhouse gases: wood chips in, alcohol out"
"This is all attainable, and it will allow us to continue using internal combustion engines, reduce our dependence on fossil fuels, and reduce the production of greenhouse gases."... Related Jacobs School Link »

6.14.07 Channel 10 (San Diego) News
"Will Waterfront Project Sink Due To Safety Concerns?"
A proposed waterfront development on San Diego Bay has generated complaints, lawsuits and concerns about public safety. The 10News Investigation team heard these complaints and began researching and talking to experts over the past six months. We were spurred on when we learned that the ground underneath the Broadway Navy Complex is similar in some ways to the ground under the Marina District in San Francisco. That area was devastated during the 1989 earthquake. . . This report will be consid...

6.14.07 The Environmental Awareness Report
"Wood Chips in - Biofuel out"
California researchers plan to make biofuels in a novel way that doesnt involve food crops or microbial fermentation. Related Jacobs School Link »

6.13.07 What's Next in Science and Technology
"Prototype research reactor will use steam, sand and catalysts to efficiently convert "cellulosic" wa"
A new research effort involving three University of California campuses and West Biofuels LLC, will develop a prototype research reactor that will use steam, sand and catalysts to efficiently convert forest, urban, and agricultural cellulosic wastes that would otherwise go to landfills into alcohol that can be used as a gasoline additive. Related Jacobs School Link »

6.12.07 Physorg.com
"Cutting greenhouse gases: wood chips in, alcohol out"
California researchers plan to make biofuels in a novel way that doesnt involve food crops or microbial fermentation. Related Jacobs School Link »

6.12.07 First Science News
"Cutting greenhouse gases: wood chips in, alcohol out"
A new research effort involving three University of California campuses and West Biofuels LLC, will develop a prototype research reactor that will use steam, sand and catalysts to efficiently convert forest, urban, and agricultural cellulosic wastes that would otherwise go to landfills into alcohol that can be used as a gasoline additive. Related Jacobs School Link »

6.12.07 GlobalSpec: Engineering's Search Engine
"Cutting greenhouse gases: wood chips in, alcohol out"
A new research effort involving three University of California campuses and West Biofuels LLC, will develop a prototype research reactor that will use steam, sand and catalysts to efficiently convert forest, urban, and agricultural "cellulosic" wastes that would otherwise go to landfills into alcohol. Related Jacobs School Link »

6.12.07 EU-Digest
"Cutting greenhouse gases: wood chips in, alcohol out"
The new biofuels research project was inspired by Californias Global Warming Solutions Act, which was signed into law by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger in September 2006. Related Jacobs School Link »

6.11.07 San Diego Business Journal
"Entrepreneurship Competition at UCSD Goes Down to the Wire"
"Local executives will judge business plans crafted by UC San Diego students to wrap up the first year of the UCSD $50,000 Entrepreneurship Competition..." writes Brad Graves of the San Diego Business Journal. Graves has covered this entrepeneurship competiton on several occasions over the last few months. Related Jacobs School Link »

6.11.07 ZD Net
"Sun’s Blackbox shakes and bakes"
Sun has been earthquake testing its datacenter housed in a shipping containerProject Blackboxat the University of San Diego (UCSD), which has a shake table, more formally known as a Seismic Response Modification Device.

6.7.07 UCSD Guardian
"Stem Cell Program Gets $2.8M Boost"
UCSD's Human Stem Cell Core Facility was awarded a $2.8-million grant from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine this week, which will fund the construction of a satellite facility at the Jacobs School of Engineering, as well as the continuation of multiple stem-cell research projects. Related Jacobs School Link »

6.4.07 CRM Buyer
"Web 2.0, Part 2: Serious Business Tool or Silly Waste of Time?"
Wednesday - April 25, 2007 How do you suppose a professor of computer science and engineering might use Web 2.0 tools? Assisting students to manage an intramural sports league online is probably not the first thing that would come to mind. That, though, is exactly what Yannis Papakonstantinou, a professor at the University of California, San Diego, does. Related Jacobs School Link »

6.4.07 Corvallis Gazette-Times
"OSU names new engineering director"
Oregon State University has named a new director to its School of Civil and Construction Engineering. Scott Ashford, a 1983 OSU alumnus and former CH2M Hill engineer, received his doctoral degree in geotechnical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley and has been a professor at the University of California, San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering since 1996.

6.4.07 Portland Business Journal
"OSU engineering school names director"
Oregon State University has named a leader from one of the nation's top engineering schools and a former CH2M Hill engineer with eight years of industry experience as the director of its new School of Civil and Construction Engineering. Scott Ashford, a 1983 OSU alumnus, received his doctoral degree in geotechnical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley. He has been a professor since 1996 at University of California, San Diego, where he helped the Jacobs School of Eng...

6.4.07 Biochemist e-volution
"Fast cellular messenger caught on video"
Scientists have captured on video the intracellular version of a fast courier. Related Jacobs School Link »

6.3.07 News-Medical.Net
"Scientists have captured on video the intracellular version of a postal delivery service"
Reporting in the journal Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications (BBRC), bioengineering researchers at UC San Diego published videos of a key message-carrying protein called paxillin moving abruptly from hubs of communication and transportation activity on the cell surface toward the nucleus. Related Jacobs School Link »

6.3.07 MedGadget
"Protein Informant Captured on Video"
Shu Chien, a professor of bioengineering at UCSD's Jacobs School of Engineering, and colleagues designed and implemented interesting series of experiments to take a look at how message-carrying protein called paxillin moves intracellularly. Such a research might be important for our understanding of carcinogenesis. Related Jacobs School Link »

6.1.07 Science Daily
"Cellular Message Movement Captured On Video"
Scientists have captured on video the intracellular version of a postal delivery service. Related Jacobs School Link »

6.1.07 Economist
"Sledgehammers and hard drives"
This story about how to wipe your computer clean of personal information mentions research done at UCSD's Center for Magnetic Recording Research (CMRR).

6.1.07 Photonics Spectra
"High-Gain and Low-Power ZnO Nanowire Photodetectors"
Zinc oxide (ZnO) is frequently used as an alternative to GaN in optoelectronics because of its low cost, ease of manufacturing and wide bandgap. The proliferation of ZnO nanowire devices such as optically pumped lasers, chemical and biological sensors, and field-effect transistors has prompted additional research into the material. A group from the University of California, San Diego, recently looked at the two main factors that contribute to the high photosensitivity of ZnO nanostructu... Related Jacobs School Link »

6.1.07 Bioresearch Online
"Cellular Message Movement Captured On Video"
Reporting in the journal Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications (BBRC), bioengineering researchers at UC San Diego published videos of a key message-carrying protein called paxillin moving abruptly from hubs of communication and transportation activity on the cell surface toward the nucleus. Related Jacobs School Link »

6.1.07 Bio.Com
"Cellular Message Movement Captured On Video"
Scientists have captured on video the intracellular version of a postal delivery service. Related Jacobs School Link »

6.1.07 Association of Cancer Online Resources
"Cellular message movement captured on video"
Proper signaling step required for controlled cell growth -- otherwise, cancer and other diseases can result. Related Jacobs School Link »

6.1.07 HulIQ.com
"Cellular message movement captured on video"
Scientists have captured on video the intracellular version of a postal delivery service. Related Jacobs School Link »

6.1.07 Health Blogging
"Protein Informant Captured on Video"
Examining living cells through a microscope, Chien and the paper's co-author, associate project scientist Ying-Li Hu, filmed red-fluorescence-tagged paxillin molecules traveling from cells' outer membrane along green-fluorescence-labeled traces of cytoskeleton. Related Jacobs School Link »

6.1.07 Al Fin Blogspot
"Marvelous Video of Protein Messenger Traversing a Cell"
The protein Paxillin is involved in the growth and movement of cells. UCSD researchers have produced an amazing video of paxillin molecules transiting a cell along with actin filaments. This research suggests a future where more and more of the complex cell signaling pathway of proteins will be captured on video for study and experiment. Related Jacobs School Link »

6.1.07 Medinews
"Protein Informant Captured on Video"
Shu Chien, a professor of bioengineering at UCSD's Jacobs School of Engineering, and colleagues designed and implemented interesting series of experiments to take a look at how message-carrying protein called paxillin moves intracellularly. Related Jacobs School Link »

6.1.07 Scientific Frontline
"Signaling Molecules Videotaped Delivering Messages in Cells"
Its amazing to us. We thought the cell was so simple, said Shu Chien, the senior author of the BBRC paper and a professor of bioengineering at UCSD's Jacobs School of Engineering. Related Jacobs School Link »

5.31.07 San Diego Daily Transcript
"Computer servers all shook up"
Originally designed in 1999 to test new technologies that are used to retrofit California's longest span bridges, the University of California, San Diego's Seismic Response Modification Device (SRMD) has recently been utilized to test another new technology's resistant to seismic force, Sun Microsystems' "Project Blackbox."...

5.31.07 Scientific Blogging
"Cellular message movement captured on video"
Scientists have captured on video the intracellular version of a postal delivery service. Related Jacobs School Link »

5.25.07 Science Daily
"Nanoscale Pasta: Toward Nanoscale Electronics"
Pasta tastes like pasta with or without a spiral. But when you jump to the nanoscale, everything changes: carbon nanotubes and nanofibers that look like nanoscale spiral pasta have completely different electronic properties than their non-spiraling cousins. Engineers at UC San Diego, and Clemson University are studying these differences in the hopes of creating new kinds of components for nanoscale electronics. Related Jacobs School Link »

5.25.07 Nanowerk News
"Nanotechnology pasta: Toward nanoscale electronics"
(Nanowerk News) Pasta tastes like pasta with or without a spiral. But when you jump to the nanoscale, everything changes: carbon nanotubes and nanofibers that look like nanoscale spiral pasta have completely different electronic properties than their non-spiraling cousins. Engineers at UC San Diego, and Clemson University are studying these differences in the hopes of creating new kinds of components for nanoscale electronics. Related Jacobs School Link »

5.25.07 Social Computing Magazine
"UCSD Funds "FaceFX" – A Web 2.0 Research Project"
David Kriegmans project "FaceFX: Easy, Effective, Online Photo Enhancement", whose goal is to create FaceFX, a Web 2.0 solution to putting your "best face forward" in the new digital world, was one of the nine projects which was awarded grants to fund further research by a not-so-whacky university-based center for entrepreneurism has funded some, well, somewhat unusual research projects that actually may have commercial potential. Related Jacobs School Link »

5.23.07 University Business
"The Big Business of Research"
Research universities are finding new ways to leverage their intellectual capital. . .And at the University of California, San Diego, Jacobs School of Engineering counts 150 members in its corporate affiliates program, including a consortium of companies that provides $2.5 million a year to the 12- year-old Center for Wireless Communications. Jacobs School spent nearly $140 million on research last year, with a quarter of the funds coming from those affiliates.

5.22.07 Nano Tech Wire
"Nanoscale Pasta: Toward Nanoscale Electronics"
Pasta tastes like pasta with or without a spiral. But when you jump to the nanoscale, everything changes: carbon nanotubes and nanofibers that look like nanoscale spiral pasta have completely different electronic properties than their non-spiraling cousins. Engineers at UC San Diego, and Clemson University are studying these differences in the hopes of creating new kinds of components for nanoscale electronics. Related Jacobs School Link »

5.20.07 Health News 24/7
"Commercializing university research -- Hopping robots, liquid shoes, electricity from heat"
A not-so-whacky university-based center for entrepreneurism has funded some, well, somewhat unusual research projects that actually may have commercial potential. Related Jacobs School Link »

5.18.07 PhysOrg.com
"Nanoscale pasta: Toward nanoscale electronics"
Pasta tastes like pasta with or without a spiral. But when you jump to the nanoscale, everything changes: carbon nanotubes and nanofibersthat look like nanoscale spiral pasta have completely different electronic properties than their non-spiralingcousins. Engineers at UC San Diego, and Clemson University are studying these differences in the hopes of creating new kinds of components for nanoscale electronics. Related Jacobs School Link »

5.18.07 Nanomaterials News
"Nanowires for Light Detection"
The geometry of semiconducting nanowires makes them uniquely suited to light detection, say engineers at the University of California San Diego, US. In theory they could even achieve single photon sensitivity, the holy grail of photodetection technology. Related Jacobs School Link »

5.17.07 NanoWerk.com
"Commercializing university research - Hopping robots, liquid shoes, electricity from heat"
(Nanowerk News) A not-so-whacky university-based center for entrepreneurism has funded some, well, somewhat unusual research projects that actually may have commercial potential. The William J. von Liebig Center for Entrepreneurism and Technology Advancement at the University of California, San Diego has awarded $430,000 to nine projects led by faculty members of the Jacobs School of Engineering, the School of Medicine, and the Moores Cancer Center. Related Jacobs School Link »

5.17.07 GeneRef - Gemonics, Bioinformatics, Nanotechnology
"Commercializing university research -- Hopping robots, liquid shoes, electricity from heat"
The William J. von Liebig Center for Entrepreneurism and Technology Advancement at the University of California, San Diego has awarded $430,000 to nine projects led by faculty members of the Jacobs School of Engineering, the School of Medicine, and the Moores Cancer Center. Related Jacobs School Link »

5.17.07 FirstScience
"Commercializing university research"
A not-so-whacky university-based center for entrepreneurism has funded some, well, somewhat unusual research projects that actually may have commercial potential. Related Jacobs School Link »

5.17.07 Nanotechnology Now
" Hopping robots, liquid shoes, electricity from heat"
The William J. von Liebig Center for Entrepreneurism and Technology Advancement at the University of California, San Diego has awarded $430,000 to nine projects led by faculty members of the Jacobs School of Engineering, the School of Medicine, and the Moores Cancer Center. Related Jacobs School Link »

5.17.07 Rootly
"Commercializing university research -- Hopping robots, liquid shoes, electricity from heat"
The William J. von Liebig Center for Entrepreneurism and Technology Advancement at the University of California, San Diego has awarded $430,000 to nine projects led by faculty members of the Jacobs School of Engineering, the School of Medicine, and the Moores Cancer Center. Related Jacobs School Link »

5.17.07 Newgie
"Commercializing university research -- Hopping robots"
The von Liebig Center at UCSD has awarded $430,000 to nine projects led by faculty members of the Jacobs School of Engineering, the School of Medicine, and the Moores Cancer Center... Related Jacobs School Link »

5.16.07 Washington Post
"Saving Our Digital Heritage"
It is commonly agreed that the destruction of the ancient Library of Alexandria in Egypt was one of the most devastating losses of knowledge in all of civilization. Today, however, the digital information that drives our world and powers our economy is in many ways more susceptible to loss than the papyrus and parchment at Alexandria. - Op-ed by Jim Barksdale and Francine Berman...

5.10.07 San Diego Metropolitan
"$125,000 Apiece For"
UCSD Jacobs School professors Geoff Voelker and Rene Cruz are the newest Jacobs School Ericsson Distinguished Scholars. The honor brings the pair, who also are researchers at UCSD's California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology, $25,000 a year for five years. Related Jacobs School Link »

5.4.07 NPR Talk of the Nation
"A Critical Look at the Nation's Infrastructure"
This week, a tanker fire on a ramp connecting two major highways destroyed a section of California's freeway interchange. Reconstruction is estimated to take weeks or months and cost millions. Guests talk about the fragile state of our nation's infrastructure, and whether it can be repaired.

5.4.07 WSOC TV (Charlotte, NC)
"Dental Disease"
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports, last year, Americans made 500 million visits to dental care providers. A common condition treated by dentists is tooth decay (cavities, or caries). . . Vistasp Karbhari, a Structural Engineer with the University of California San Diego, says fibers range from glass to polyethylene (the same material used in bullet-proof vests). The secret to the strength of the composites is in the weave of the fibers. The woven fibers are placed in a co... Related Jacobs School Link »

5.3.07 The Engineer Online
"Nanoscale light detection"
The geometry of semiconducting nanowires makes them uniquely suited for light detection, according to a new UC San Diego study that highlights the possibility of nanowire light detectors with single-photon sensitivity. Related Jacobs School Link »

5.3.07 CCNews
"Why Nanowires Make Great Photodetectors"
The geometry of semiconducting nanowires makes them uniquely suited for light detection, according to a new UC San Diego study that highlights the possibility of nanowire light detectors with single-photon sensitivity. Related Jacobs School Link »

5.1.07 New York Times
"Fireproofing of Most Overpasses and Bridges Is Costly and Rare"
They are built in most cases to withstand ferocious winds and, here in California, the heaving of earthquakes. But most major highway bridges and overpasses are not fireproof and probably never will be. . . Even if it were a concrete bridge it would have had similar damage, but maybe not as dramatic, said Frieder Seible, dean of the engineering school at the University of California, San Diego, and chairman of the State Department of Transportations seismic advisory...

5.1.07 San Francisco Chronicle
"The MAZE MELTDWON: Experts agree this is so rare that expensive changes would be a waste"
Accidents like this don't happen very often. So redesigning or rebuilding every bridge and overpass in the country to prevent repeats of Sunday's fiery disaster in the East Bay would be prohibitively expensive, engineering experts agreed Monday. . . Still, in light of Sunday's accident, Professor Gilbert Hegemeir, principal investigator at UC-San Diego's post-Sept. 11 "blast simulator" project that studies how explosions can topple buildings, said he's considering expanding his research to i...

5.1.07 Los Angeles Times
"Bay Area freeway repair speeds into the fast lane"
One day after a tanker truck explosion melted a key Bay Area freeway interchange, the scramble toward recovery raced into high gear Monday in a region crippled 18 years ago by massive freeway collapses during an earthquake.

4.30.07 Los Angeles Times
"Bay Area interchange collapse likely to cause weeks of chaos"
SAN FRANCISCO A gasoline tanker truck crashed and exploded into a tower of flames early Sunday, causing a 170-foot stretch of a major Bay Area freeway interchange to warp and collapse on the freeway below, authorities said. Repair work could take "several months, and that's if we are really fast at doing it," said Frieder Seible, a bridge-engineering specialist who is dean of the engineering school at UC San Diego. To speed up the work, Seible said, the state need only draw on lesson...

4.30.07 Charleston Daily Mail
"Traffic flows as usual after San Francisco freeway section collapse"
OAKLAND, Calif. -- The threat of a nightmarish morning commute led many Bay Area residents to use public transportation today, one day after a fiery tanker crash caused a heavily trafficked section of freeway to collapse.

4.30.07 Contra Costa Times
"Collapse an opportunity to reassess bridge safety"
Burning down a freeway is not easy. But set off enough high-octane fuel at the wrong place and even multiton supporting steel girders turn wobbly as a chocolate bar in the sun. That is what a speeding gasoline trucker managed to do before dawn Sunday to the busiest interchange in Northern California.

4.30.07 San Mateo County Times
"Accident sparks worries about copycat attacks"
Burning down a freeway is not easy. But set off enough high-octane fuel at the wrong place and even multiton supporting steel girders turn wobbly as a chocolate bar in the sun. That is what a speeding gasoline trucker managed to do before dawn Sunday to the busiest interchange in Northern California.

4.30.07 The Guardian
"Bay Area Crews Begin Hauling Away Debris"
Bay Area commuters skirted the wreckage of a collapsed section of freeway Monday as crews began hauling away the charred debris that had been a vital link between San Francisco and its eastern suburbs. The snarled highways envisioned for the region didn't materialize Monday morning, as many commuters seized on free public transportation, avoided rush hour or just stayed home.

4.30.07 CBS 5 Oakland
"Crews Sift Through Maze Collapse Wreckage"
Crews sifted Monday through the wreckage of a collapsed Oakland freeway overpass, and emergency response officials did their own analysis for lessons that can be applied to the region's inevitable next earthquake or a terrorist attack.

4.30.07 San Diego Union Tribune
"As crews sift through wreckage, officials ponder lessons learned"
Crews sifted Monday through the wreckage of a collapsed freeway overpass, and emergency response officials did their own analysis for lessons that can be applied to the region's inevitable next earthquake or a terrorist attack.

4.30.07 Forbes
"Bay Area Crews Begin Hauling Away Debris"
Bay Area commuters skirted the wreckage of a collapsed section of freeway Monday as crews began hauling away the charred debris that had been a vital link between San Francisco and its eastern suburbs. The snarled highways envisioned for the region didn't materialize Monday morning, as many commuters seized on free public transportation, avoided rush hour or just stayed home.

4.30.07 Fox40 San Francisco
"Mass Transit Keeps Bay Area Commute Smooth"
Bay Area commuters skirted the wreckage of a collapsed section of freeway Monday as crews began hauling away the charred debris that had been a vital link between San Francisco and its eastern suburbs.

4.30.07 North County Times
"Officials: Local bridges tougher than one that collapsed"
San Diego County and southern Riverside County freeway bridges are, as a general rule, less likely to collapse in a massive accident like the one that rocked the San Francisco Bay Area over the weekend, transportation and engineering officials said Monday.

4.30.07 WIS News10 (Columbia, SC)
"Health Alert: Tooth saver"
What do highway bridges and dental bridges have in common? Special fibers that keep the bridge you drive over from collapsing can now keep your teeth from falling out. Related Jacobs School Link »

4.28.07 KFDA NewsChannel 10 (Texas)
"Dental Fillers"
Researchers are now testing a new type of dental filler that's made with the same material used to construct highway bridges. Dentists are now using special fibers for dental bridges. Related Jacobs School Link »

4.26.07 MacNewsWorld
"Web 2.0, Part 2: Serious Business Tool or Silly Waste of Time?"
How do you suppose a professor of computer science and engineering might use Web 2.0 tools? Assisting students to manage an intramural sports league online is probably not the first thing that would come to mind. That, though, is exactly what Yannis Papakonstantinou, a professor at the University of California, San Diego, does.

4.26.07 UCSD Guardian
"UCSD Shakes It Up, Literally"
Visualization experts from the San Diego Supercomputer Center are collaborating with structural engineers from UCSD's Jacobs School of Engineering to make groundbreaking advances in the field of virtual research on earthquake-resistant structures. Related Jacobs School Link »

4.26.07 Photonics.com
"Bright Future Predicted for Nanowire Photodetectors"
SAN DIEGO, April 26, 2007 -- The geometry of semiconducting nanowires makes them uniquely suited for light detection, according to a new study that highlights the possibility of nanowire light detectors with single-photon sensitivity. Nanowires are crystalline fibers about one thousandth the width of a human hair, and their inherent properties are expected to enable new photodetector architectures for sensing, imaging, memory storage, intrachip optical communications and other nanosc... Related Jacobs School Link »

4.25.07 E-Commerce Times
"Web 2.0, Part 2: Serious Business Tool or Silly Waste of Time?"
This E-Commerce Times article starts off with Papakonstantinou's new app2you application: How do you suppose a professor of computer science and engineering might use Web 2.0 tools? Assisting students to manage an intramural sports league online is probably not the first thing that would come to mind. That, though, is exactly what Yannis Papakonstantinou, a professor at the University of California, San Diego, does. He recently helped to launch a new application called app2u.org, which all...

4.25.07 PhysOrg.com
"Why nanowires make great photodetectors"
Nanowires are crystalline fibers about one thousandth the width of a human hair, and their inherent properties are expected to enable new photodetector architectures for sensing, imaging, memory storage, intrachip optical communications and other nanoscale applications, according to a new study in an upcoming issue of the journal Nano Letters. The UCSD engineers illustrate why the large surface areas, small volumes and short lengths of nanowires make them extremely sensitive photodetectors &#... Related Jacobs School Link »

4.25.07 LiveScience
"Outdoor 7-Story Lab Simulates Big Earthquake"
Researchers have built a seven-story, 275-ton building on the world's largest outdoor shake table and vibrated it to reproduce the motions of the powerful Northridge earthquake in California. Related Jacobs School Link »

4.23.07 World Scientific Publishing
"World Scientific Author Wins the Russ Prize 2007"
Professor Y. C. Fung, Professor Emeritus of Bioengineering at UC San Diego's Jacobs School of Engineering, is the recipient of the Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ Prize of 2007. Related Jacobs School Link »

4.23.07 San Diego Business Journal
"Tech Coast Angels Pray Early Stage Investments Will Be Heavenly"
A New Face In The Crowd The overall winner of last weeks Quick Pitch competition, where companies are judged on style and content, was FaceFX. FaceFX has created a software program used to touch up digital photography. UC San Diego Computer Science Engineering professor David Kriegman and recent graduate Satya Mallick co-developed the program, which touts being user-friendly. We take the pain out of photo enhancement, Mallick said the day following the c...

4.19.07 WIS News10 (Columbia, SC)
"Health Alert: Tooth saver"
NATIONAL - What do highway bridges and dental bridges have in common? Special fibers that keep the bridge you drive over from collapsing can now keep your teeth from falling out. Related Jacobs School Link »

4.18.07 Nanomaterials News
"Concern expressed over iron nanoparticle toxicity"
Nanoparticles containing iron oxide are of great interest to medical scientists, but a study by researchers at the University of California at San Diego (UCSD), US, shows that the particles can exhibit toxic effects on neuronal cells, and interfere with their signal-transmitting extensions. Related Jacobs School Link »

4.16.07 KDKA-TV Channel 2 (Pittsburgh)
"Dentists Using Highway Bridge Fibers To Save Teeth"
Dentists could soon be using fibers used to hold up highway bridges in your mouth. Experts say these special fibers that help keep bridges from collapsing can also help keep your teeth from falling out. Related Jacobs School Link »

4.15.07 San Diego Union Tribune
"More than racing to concrete canoes"
To the scientifically challenged mind, the logic behind paddling a concrete canoe doesn't quite add up.

4.14.07 EE Times
"Studies warn of nanoparticle health effects"
Scientists at the University of California at San Diego and the nearby Veterans Affairs Medical Healthcare System in La Jolla recently concluded that magnetic nanoparticles may be hazardous to your health. Related Jacobs School Link »

4.13.07 Science magazine
"Boom Time for Monkey Research"
Macaque researchers have blazed a trail of biomedical firsts. Now, with macaque genomic tools at last in hand, this research is rushing ahead in new directions. Researchers say both macaque-specific microarrays are quite promising. "We can now do comparative genomics at the level of gene expression. [We can ask] how is the macaque genome being expressed and how is it similar or different from the human," says Trey Ideker, a genomicist at the University of California, San Diego. Related Jacobs School Link »

4.9.07 Technology Review Magazine
"Better, More Accurate Image Search"
Researchers at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), have developed a new image-search method that they claim outperforms existing approaches "by a significant margin" in terms of accuracy and efficiency. The researchers' approach modifies a typical machine-learning method used to train computers to recognize images, says Nuno Vasconcelos, professor of electrical and computer engineering at UCSD. The result is a search engine that automatically labels pictures with the names... Related Jacobs School Link »

4.9.07 CCNews
"Better, More Accurate Image Search"
Researchers at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), have developed a new image-search method that they claim outperforms existing approaches "by a significant margin" in terms of accuracy and efficiency. The researchers' approach modifies a typical machine-learning method used to train computers to recognize images, says Nuno Vasconcelos, professor of electrical and computer engineering at UCSD. The result is a search engine that automatically labels pictures with the names o... Related Jacobs School Link »

4.9.07 Bradenton Herald
"Nanotechnology turns heat on tumors in mice"
In a small lab tucked behind brick and glass near central Sacramento, Dr. Sally DeNardo is enlisting magnets, molecules and mice in the fight against breast cancer. Related Jacobs School Link »

4.6.07 Dr. Dobb's Portal
"New Algorithms for Image Searching"
In an effort to add search capabilities to actual images, rather than to text captions that describe them, engineers at the University of California, San Diego have developed the Supervised Multiclass Labeling (SML) system which calculates the probability that various objects it has been trained to recognize are present, then labels the images accordingly. After labeling, images can be retrieved via keyword searches. The SML system also splits up images based on content; for example, th... Related Jacobs School Link »

4.5.07 ZDNet
"Building a Better Spam Trap"
...I spend time eachmorningscanning the Internetfor news, which is how I came acrossNew Algorithms from UCSD Improve Automated Image Labelingtoday. As the article notes: Scientists have previously built image labeling and retrieval systems that can figure out the contents of images that do not have captions, but these systems have a variety of drawbacks. Accuracy has been a problem. *this story links directly to the 5-minute Jacobs Schoolvideo of Nu... Related Jacobs School Link »

4.5.07 CIO.com
"New Algorithms from UCSD Improve Automated Image Labeling"
A Google image search for "tiger" yields many tiger photos, but also returns images of a tiger pear cactus stuck in a tire, a race car, Tiger Woods, the boxer Dick Tiger, Antarctica and many others. Why? Today's large Internet search engines look for images using captions or other text linked to images rather than looking at what is actually in the picture. Related Jacobs School Link »

4.5.07 Slashdot
"New Algorithms Improve Image Search"
"Electrical engineers from UC San Diego are making progress on an image search engine that analyzes the images themselves. At the core of this Supervised Multiclass Labeling system is a set of simple yet powerful algorithms developed at UCSD. Once you train the system (the 'supervised' part), you can set it loose on a database of unlabeled images. The system calculates the probability that various objects it has been trained to recognize are present, and labels the images accordingly. A... Related Jacobs School Link »

4.5.07 Science Daily
"Image Search To Analyze Images (Not Surrounding Text)"
Science Daily A Google image search for tiger yieldsmany tiger photos but also returns images of a tiger pear cactus stuck in a tire, a racecar, Tiger Woods, the boxer Dick Tiger, Antarctica, and many others. Why? Todays large Internet search engines look for images using captions or other text linked to images rather than looking at what is actually in the picture. Related Jacobs School Link »

4.5.07 Search Engine Land
"Teaching Google To See"
"Image search" is really something of a misnomer, because current generation search engines rely primarily on text to "understand" all types of content, including images. When you search for images on Google, Flickr or most other search engines, they aren't examining the pixels that make up images. Instead, search engines look for clues that might identify relevant imagesclues like descriptive filenames, tags, text near an image (think captions) and even the anchor text of link... Related Jacobs School Link »

4.4.07 Nanotech Web
"Two widely used nanomaterials show toxic effects"
Two independent teams of scientists in the US are saying that iron nanoparticles and short nanotubes could pose health risks for humans and animals. The first team, led by Sungho Jin and colleagues at the University of California at San Diego, has found that iron-containing nanoparticles can be toxic to nerve cells. Related Jacobs School Link »

4.1.07 San Diego Union Tribune
"Converging minds"
Stem cell grants will help stem cell researchers combine efforts with scientists in other fields. Related Jacobs School Link »

4.1.07 Medical News Today
"Widely Used Iron Nanoparticles Exhibit Toxic Effects On Neuronal Cells"
Researchers at UC San Diego have discovered that iron-containing nanoparticles being tested for use in several biomedical applications can be toxic to nerve cells and interfere with the formation of their signal-transmitting extensions. Related Jacobs School Link »

4.1.07 MedLexicon
"Widely Used Iron Nanoparticles Exhibit Toxic Effects On Neuronal Cells"
Sungho Jin's group had initially investigated the nanoparticles for use in in vitro studies as a possible way to manipulate nerve cells remotely with magnetic force. Related Jacobs School Link »

4.1.07 Hollywood Grind - Health
"Widely Used Iron Nanoparticles Exhibit Toxic Effects On Neuronal Cells"
Researchers at UC San Diego have discovered that iron-containing nanoparticles being tested for use in several biomedical applications can be toxic to nerve cells and interfere with the formation of their signal-transmitting extensions. Related Jacobs School Link »

3.31.07 Sacramento Bee
"Nanotechnology turns heat on tumors in mice"
The National Cancer Institute sees so much promise that it is spending $144 million over five years for eight special centers, including three in California, to explore how nanotechnology can detect, monitor and treat cancer. "It's a very new and exciting and promising direction," said Sadik Esener, an engineering professor who directs the NCI- funded cancer nanotech center at UC San Diego. Other California centers are based at Stanford and Caltech. Related Jacobs School Link »

3.31.07 GeneRef.com
"Widely used iron nanoparticles exhibit toxic effects on neuronal cells"
Iron-containing nanoparticles that are being tested for several biomedical applications can be toxic to nerve cells, interfering with the formation of their signal-transmitting extensions. ... Related Jacobs School Link »

3.29.07 HULIQ.com
"Iron nanoparticles exhibit toxic effects on neuronal cells"
Researchers at UC San Diego have discovered that iron-containing nanoparticles being tested for use in several biomedical applications can be toxic to nerve cells and interfere with the formation of their signal-transmitting extensions. Related Jacobs School Link »

3.29.07 Spirit India
"Widely used iron nanoparticles exhibit toxic effects on neuronal cells"
In their studies, the UCSD researchers used PC12 cells, a line derived from a rat pheochromocytoma. Nerve growth factor prompts PC12 cells to express a variety of neuron-specific genes and generate thin sprout-like cellular extensions called neurites, which are hundreds of times longer than the width of the cell, or up to several millimeters in length. These properties of PC12 cells have made them useful for studying the neurobiological and neurochemical properties of nerve cells. Related Jacobs School Link »

3.29.07 NanoWerk.com
"Nanotechnology risks: Widely used iron nanoparticles exhibit toxic effects on neuronal cells"
In their experiments, PC12 cells that had not been exposed to magnetic nanoparticles generated three neurites in response to nerve growth factor. However, exposure to a low concentration of iron oxide nanoparticles resulted in the production of fewer than three neurites per cell in response to growth factor addition. A 10-fold increase in the concentration of nanoparticles led to the production of two neurites per cell, and a 10-fold increase of that concentration resulted in only one neurite... Related Jacobs School Link »

3.29.07 The A to Z of Nanotechnology
"Iron Containing Nanoparticles Found to be Toxic to Nerve Cells"
Iron oxide nanoparticles are considered promising because they are maneuverable by remote magnetic fields, and can be coated with various marker molecules to make them stick selectively to tumors and other targets within the body. The particles can also be made to carry anti-cancer drugs or radioactive materials directly to a tumor. Related Jacobs School Link »

3.29.07 Biology News Net
"Widely used iron nanoparticles exhibit toxic effects on neuronal cells"
"It's worth noting that neither iron oxide nanoparticles alone, nor the coating material alone are overtly toxic, but combining the two to create water-soluble nanoparticles has a completely different effect," said Pisanic, who carried out the studies as a part of a Ph.D. thesis project at UCSD. Related Jacobs School Link »

3.29.07 The Nanotechnology Group
"Widely used iron nanoparticles exhibit toxic effects on neuronal cells"
Researchers at UC San Diego have discovered that iron-containing nanoparticles being tested for use in several biomedical applications can be toxic to nerve cells and interfere with the formation of their signal-transmitting extensions. Related Jacobs School Link »

3.28.07 Science Daily
"Widely Used Iron Nanoparticles Exhibit Toxic Effects On Nerve Cells"
"Iron is an essential nutrient for mammals and most life forms and iron oxide nanoparticles were generally assumed to be safe," said Sungho Jin, a professor of materials science at UCSD and senior author of a paper to be published in Biomaterials. Related Jacobs School Link »

3.28.07 Physorg.com
"Widely used iron nanoparticles exhibit toxic effects on neuronal cells"
UCSD professor Sungho Jin and the other co-authors of the paper, Thomas R Pisanic, II, Jennifer D. Blackwell, Veronica Shubayev, and Rita Finoes began their laboratory experiments by coating iron oxide nanoparticles with DMSA (dimercaptosuccinic acid), a metal binding agent that polymerizes on the particles' surface. Related Jacobs School Link »

3.28.07 Nanotech Wire
"Widely used iron nanoparticles exhibit toxic effects on neuronal cells"
The UCSD researchers also studied long protein polymers inside the PC12 cells that make up the cytoskeletal structure. They found that iron oxide nanoparticles resulted in fewer and less organized microtubules and microfilaments, protein polymers involved in cell motility and cell shape. Related Jacobs School Link »

3.28.07 What's Next in Science and Technology
"Commonly used iron-containing nanoparticles can be toxic to nerve cells"
"It's worth noting that neither iron oxide nanoparticles alone, nor the coating material alone are overtly toxic, but combining the two to create water-soluble nanoparticles has a completely different effect," said Thomas Pisanic, II,who carried out the studies as a part of a Ph.D. thesis project at UCSD. Related Jacobs School Link »

3.28.07 Virtual Chemistry Library - Chem Lin
"Widely Used Iron Nanoparticles Exhibit Toxic Effects on Neuronal Cells"
While studies have focused primarily on the many potential uses of nanoparticles, UCSD materials science professor Sungho Jin said more attention should be paid to their safety. Related Jacobs School Link »

3.28.07 Health News 24/7
"Widely used iron nanoparticles exhibit toxic effects on neuronal cells"
Iron oxide nanoparticles are considered promising because they are maneuverable by remote magnetic fields, and can be coated with various marker molecules to make them stick selectively to tumors and other targets within the body. The particles can also be made to carry anti-cancer drugs or radioactive materials directly to a tumor. Magnetic nanoparticles designed to attach to cancerous tissue can also be made to heat up by using a remote, alternating magnetic field, thereby selectively killi... Related Jacobs School Link »

3.28.07 Nanotechnology Now
"Widely used iron nanoparticles exhibit toxic effects on neuronal cells"
Professor of materials science Sungho Jin and the other co-authors of the paper, Thomas R Pisanic, II, Jennifer D. Blackwell, Veronica Shubayev, and Rita Finoes began their laboratory experiments by coating iron oxide nanoparticles with DMSA (dimercaptosuccinic acid), a metal binding agent that polymerizes on the particles' surface. Related Jacobs School Link »

3.28.07 Science News Daily
"Widely used iron nanoparticles exhibit toxic effects on neuronal cells"
Researchers at UC San Diego have discovered that iron-containing nanoparticles being tested for use in several biomedical applications can be toxic to nerve cells and interfere with the formation of their signal-transmitting extensions. Related Jacobs School Link »

3.28.07 First Science News
"Widely used iron nanoparticles exhibit toxic effects on neuronal cells"
Unexpected effects on cells noted while investigating a possible way to manipulate them remotely with a magnetic force. Related Jacobs School Link »

3.14.07 San Diego Business Journal
"Student Inventors Grab Prize, Seek Patent"
Four electrical engineering students from UC San Diego want to patent a novel way of producing solar energy. Meanwhile, their method has already generated a prize for the students, who have named their enterprise SolASE Co. The student-run Triton Innovation Network awarded $1,000 to SolASE in January, during the business concept portion of a wider entrepreneurship competition. The competition continues through the spring. Joshua Windmiller is chief executive of SolAS... Related Jacobs School Link »

3.13.07 Semiconductor Online
"UCSD And Jazz Semiconductor Develop 8-Element 6-18 Ghz Phased Array Chip With Record Performance"
The University of California, San Diego (UCSD), provider of a program in microwave and millimeter-wave RFICs and mixed-signal, and Jazz Semiconductor, a wholly owned subsidiary of Jazz Technologies, Inc. and an independent wafer foundry focused primarily on specialty CMOS process technologies, recently announced that they have collaborated to develop an 8-element RFIC phased array receiver covering the 6-18 GHz frequency range. F... Related Jacobs School Link »

3.12.07 San Diego Business Journal
"Many Promising Technologies Are on Fast Track to Commercialization"
The Center for Commercialization of Advanced Technology was designed to fast-track promising new products that may be used by the U.S. military and for homeland security, as well as having practical applications in the commercial sector. ** This story mentions San Diego-based Rhevision Technology Inc., whosetechnology wasengineeredby Jacobs School electrical andcomputer engineer Yu-Hwa Lo. Related Jacobs School Link »

3.8.07 The Scientist
"What Can Systems Biology Do for You?"
The simplest type of model is the computational equivalent of that back-of-the-envelope sketch: a network map. Trey Ideker, at the University of California, San Diego, leads one group of researchers that is developing software to create these maps. Cytoscape maps pathway components and the connections between them-the cellular equivalent of an electrician's wiring diagram. Such diagrams are useful, but like a circuit diagram, they are devoid of dynamic information, such as when and where each... Related Jacobs School Link »

3.7.07 New York Times
"For Internet Barons, Uncharted Investment Territory"
ROBERT M. METCALFE, Silicon Valley legend, creator of the Ethernet standard, founder of 3Com and now a venture capitalist, makes a bold prediction about technology investors next conquest. . . But their certainty, which can spill into bravado, has stirred criticism even within their own ranks. Theyre completely wandering in with no clear idea of how the energy industry works, said Paul Kedrosky, a venture capitalist and the executive director of the von Liebi...

3.1.07 Forbes Magazine
"Friendster for Proteins"
Understanding how the body's tiny components communicate is opening up vast territory in drug research. Related Jacobs School Link »

2.21.07 Los Angeles Times
"Top computer award breaks gender barrier after 40 years"
Retired IBM Corp. computer scientist Frances E. Allen, whose work helped crack Cold War-era code and predict the weather, today will be named the first woman to receive her profession's highest honor. The Association for Computing Machinery has granted the A.M. Turing Award for technical merit to no more than a few people each year since 1966. Winners include Vinton Cerf and Robert Kahn, who helped create the underpinnings of the Internet; Marvin Minsky, an artificial intelligence guru;...

2.17.07 San Diego Union Tribune
"State awards stem cell grants"
California's groundbreaking stem cell institute approved its first round of research grants yesterday, directing about $45 million to 72 human embryonic stem cell research projects around the state. Related Jacobs School Link »

2.17.07 Los Angeles Times
"Loans launch state's stem cell ambitions"
The top-scoring proposal, drawing $612,000, was from UC San Diego. It will look for the signal that triggers a human embryonic stem cell to develop into a particular type of brain neuron. Related Jacobs School Link »

2.7.07 Xinhua News China
"Origami optics for cell phone cameras?"
BEIJING, Feb. 6 (Xinhuanet) -- Folding optic lenses like origami would makecameras in cell phones more powerful, researchers report. To make distant objects appear closer, photographers use telephoto lenses on their cameras. Usually, the lenses must be super long to bend and focus light. Because cell phones are small, they can only use digital zoom. This leads to images "that are blurry, dark and low contrast," explained researcher Joseph Ford, an optical engineer at the Universit... Related Jacobs School Link »

2.7.07 Wired: Gadget Lab
""Origami" Lens Could Slim Cameras"
UC San Diego engineers think they've found a route to slimmer and more capable digital camera and cameraphones with a new type of folding telephoto lens. To improve light collection yet save space, the "origami lens" co-developed by electrical engineering Prof. Joseph Ford uses an assembly of mirrors, similar to old astronomical telescopes. Ford foresees particularly strong demand for cameraphones, where space constraints have comprised image quality. Related Jacobs School Link »

2.7.07 UC Riverside
"Bioengineering Professor to Give 2007 Noel Keen Special Lecture at UC Riverside"
Bernhard . Palsson, the Galetti Professor of Bioengineering at UC San Diego, on Feb. 9 will give the 2007 Noel Keen Special Lecture at UC Riverside.His lecture is titled The Genetic Basis for Adaptation. Related Jacobs School Link »

2.7.07 UC Riverside
"Bioengineering Professor to Give 2007 Noel Keen Special Lecture at UC Riverside"
Bernhard . Palsson, the Galetti Professor of Bioengineering at UC San Diego, on Feb. 9 will give the 2007 Noel Keen Special Lecture at UC Riverside.His lecture is titled The Genetic Basis for Adaptation. Related Jacobs School Link »

2.6.07 Technology Review
"Human Model Completed"
Researchers at the University of California, San Diego, have constructed the first complete computer model of human metabolism. Available free on the Web, the model is a major step forward in the fledging field of systems biology, and it will help researchers uncover new drug pathways and understand the molecular basis of cancer and other diseases. Related Jacobs School Link »

2.6.07 Technology Review Magazine
"Cell-Phone Cameras That Zoom"
While each generation of mobile-phone camera captures more megapixels, the images still can't match the quality of those taken with stand-alone cameras. The major reason: the lens. In a mobile-phone camera, the embedded lenses are frozen in place, without the ability to physically zoom in on a subject. But now researchers at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), working with Illinois-based optics company Distant Focus, have developed a new type of lens that could let mobile-ph... Related Jacobs School Link »

2.6.07 Bioresearch Online
"Simulating Human Metabolism"
Bioengineering researchers at UC San Diego have painstakingly assembled a virtual human metabolic network that will give researchers a new way to hunt for better treatments for hundreds of human metabolic disorders. Related Jacobs School Link »

2.5.07 All Headline News
"Ultra Slim Camera Lens To Be Used In Future Mobile Phones"
Los Angeles, CA (AHN) - A powerful yet ultra thin digital camera lens, made by folding up the telephoto lens, is the new gadget on the block for mobile lovers and the makers are hoping the new technology may yield lightweight, slim and high-resolution miniature cameras for use in mobile phones. Manufactured by Engineers at the University of California San Diego (UCSD), the slimmest-ever camera lens is about seven times more powerful than a conventional lens of the same depth. Related Jacobs School Link »

2.5.07 Popular Photography and Imaging
"Engineers Design New 'Origami' Optic"
The University of California, San DiegoNews Centerreports that engineers at the university have designed a new ultrathin "origami" optical system. Described in a paper published in the journal Applied Optics, the origami optic could be used to expand the focal-length options available in extremely compact cameras such as camera phones... Related Jacobs School Link »

2.5.07 San Diego Business Journal
"Experts Debate How Big Nascent Nanotech Industry Will Become"
In 2005, just 2 percent of UCSD's licenses were nanotech related. In 2006, the number jumped to 19 percent. Related Jacobs School Link »

2.5.07 PC Authority
"Boffins unfold origami ultra-slim camera lens"
Engineers have built an ultra-powerful yet ultra-thin digital camera by folding the telephoto lens in a way reminiscent of origami paper folding. The team at University of California, San Diego (UCSD) said that the technology could yield lightweight, ultra-thin, high-resolution cameras for a variety of uses including unmanned surveillance aircraft, mobile phones and infrared night vision. Related Jacobs School Link »

2.5.07 San Diego Union Tribune
"Business plan contest at UCSD"
(See blurb at the bottom of the screen) A student group at UCSD has organized a business plan competition for the university's undergraduate and graduate students. The entrepreneurship contest, organized by the Triton Innovation Network, will culminate in May with $50,000 in prize money awarded to student teams with the best business plans. Related Jacobs School Link »

2.5.07 Live Science.com
"Origami Optics Promise Better Spy Cameras"
The cameras in cell phones and robot spy planes could become more powerful by using optics folded like origami, researchers report. To zoom in on distant objects, professional cameras use telephoto lenses. These conventionally must be super long to bend and focus light. Since cell phones are small, they can only use digital zoom, leading to images "that are blurry, dark and low contrast," explained researcher Joseph Ford, an optical engineer at the University of California... Related Jacobs School Link »

2.3.07 Exduco, Italy
"Simulating Human Metabolism"
Bioengineering researchers at UC San Diego have painstakingly assembled a virtual human metabolic network. Related Jacobs School Link »

2.2.07 San Diego Union Tribune
"Engineering a start-up"
Von Liebig Center helps professors at UCSD market their discoveries. Related Jacobs School Link »

2.2.07 Cellular News
"Radical New Thin Lens for Camera Phones"
Engineers at the University of California San Diego (UCSD) have built a powerful yet ultrathin digital camera by folding up the telephoto lens. This technology may yield lightweight, ultrathin, high resolution miniature cameras for use in mobile phones. Related Jacobs School Link »

2.2.07 The Engineer Online
"Origami lens keeps cameras slim"
Engineers at UC San Diego have built a powerful yet ultrathin digital camera by folding up the telephoto lens, which could lead to high-resolution miniature cameras for a variety of applications. Related Jacobs School Link »

2.1.07 United Press International (UPI)
"Ultra-thin digital camera developed"
University of California-San Diego researchers say the technology might yield lightweight, ultra-thin, high-resolution miniature cameras for unmanned surveillance aircraft, cell phones and infrared night vision applications. Related Jacobs School Link »

2.1.07 ZDNet
"An ‘origami lens’ for your camera phone?"
Your next camera phone might get a new kind of lens if researchers at the University of California at San Diego convince the cell phones makers. They have designed an 'origami lens' which will slim high resolution cameras. Today, their 5-millimeter thick, 8-fold imager delivers images comparable in quality with photos taken with a compact camera lens with a 38 millimeter focal length. In a few years, these bendable lenses could be used in high resolution miniature cameras for unmanned... Related Jacobs School Link »

2.1.07 Photonics.com
"'Folded' Optic Slims High-Res Cameras"
SAN DIEGO, Jan. 31, 2007 -- By "folding" a telephoto lens, engineers have built a powerful yet ultrathin digital camera. This technology may yield lightweight, ultrathin, high-resolution miniature cameras for unmanned surveillance aircraft, cell phones and infrared night vision applications. Our imager is about seven times more powerful than a conventional lens of the same depth," said Eric Tremblay, the first author on an Applied Optics paper to be published tomorrow and an electrical... Related Jacobs School Link »

2.1.07 Time Magazine
"Cracking a Real-Life Da Vinci Code"
Maurizio Seracini is a serious man, with a seriously square jaw and dark tweed jacket. And he is being taken more seriously than ever now that Italy's Culture Ministry has committed the nation to a full-fledged pursuit of the so-called Lost Leonardo. Related Jacobs School Link »

1.31.07 Med Gadget
"Human Metabolism Through A Computational Approach"
Bernhard Palsson and his team of bioengineering researchers at the University of California have spent over a year looking through 50 years of research and text to compile the most comprehensive list of metabolic pathways to date. From that data, they've created a 'virtual model' that may allow scientists to study how medications may affect the body. Related Jacobs School Link »

1.31.07 Press Zoom
"Computerized model will give researchers a new way to hunt for better treatments for hundreds of hum"
In a report in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) made available on the journal's website on Jan. 29, UCSD researchers led by Bernhard Palsson, a professor of bioengineering in the Jacobs School of Engineering, unveiled the BiGG (biochemically, genetically, and genomically structured) database as the end product of this phase of the research project. Related Jacobs School Link »

1.31.07 Medical Laboratory World
"Virtual metabolism could revolutionalise research"
Bioengineering researchers in California have assembled a virtual human metabolic network that could help scientists explore hundreds of human disorders in the metabolism of amino acids, carbohydrates, lipids, minerals, and other molecules. Related Jacobs School Link »

1.31.07 Hollywood Grind - Health
"Simulating Human Metabolism To Find New Diets To New Drugs"
Bioengineering researchers at UC San Diego have painstakingly assembled a virtual human metabolic network. Related Jacobs School Link »

1.31.07 MediLexicon
"Simulating Human Metabolism To Find New Diets To New Drugs"
In a report in PNAS made available on the journal's website on Jan. 29, the UCSD researchers led by Bernhard Palsson unveiled the BiGG (biochemically, genetically, and genomically structured) database. Related Jacobs School Link »

1.31.07 Medical News Today
"Simulating Human Metabolism To Find New Diets To New Drugs"
UCSD researchers conducted 288 simulations, including the synthesis of testosterone and estrogen, as well as the metabolism of dietary fat. Related Jacobs School Link »

1.30.07 Innovations Report
"Simulating human metabolism to find new diets to new drugs"
Computerized model will give researchers a new way to hunt for better treatments for hundreds of human metabolic disorders. Related Jacobs School Link »

1.30.07 News-Medical.Net
"Virtual human metabolic network for medical science"
Bioengineering researchers at UC San Diego have painstakenly assembled a virtual human metabolic network that will give researchers a new way to hunt for better treatments for hundreds of human metabolic disorders, from diabetes to high levels of cholesterol in the blood. Related Jacobs School Link »

1.30.07 Scientific American
"Simulating New Therapies for Metabolic Diseases"
Researchers have developed a "global human metabolic network" that could pave the way for new treatments aimed at disorders like diabetes and high cholesterol. Related Jacobs School Link »

1.30.07 Science Daily
"Simulating Human Metabolism To Find New Diets To New Drugs"
Bioengineering researchers at UC San Diego have painstakingly assembled a virtual human metabolic network that will give researchers a new way to hunt for better treatments for hundreds of human metabolic disorders. Related Jacobs School Link »

1.30.07 Scientific Blogging
"Simulating Human Metabolism To Find New Better Treatment Methods"
Bioengineering researchers at UC San Diego have painstakingly assembled a virtual human metabolic network. Related Jacobs School Link »

1.29.07 San Diego Union Tribune
"Professors adjust their methods to reach technology-savvy generation"
This story on tech-savvy teaching methods features CSE lecturer Beth Simon. "Beth Simonbounds up the aisles of her cavernous classroom at UCSD, doing her best to keep the attention of 140 computer science students. She has a lot to compete with. But Simon battles back with her own high-tech arsenal and teaching strategy.

1.29.07 BBC
"Human metabolism recreated in lab"
US researchers say they have created a "virtual" model of all the biochemical reactions that occur in human cells. They hope the computer model will allow scientists to tinker with metabolic processes to find new treatments for conditions such as high cholesterol. Related Jacobs School Link »

1.29.07 Spirit India
"Simulating human metabolism to find new diets to new drugs"
Bioengineers have painstakingly assembled a first-of-its-kind virtual human metabolic network that offers a new way to hunt for better treatments for hundreds of human metabolic disorders, from diabetes to high levels of cholesterol in the blood. Related Jacobs School Link »

1.29.07 Biocompare
"Simulating Human Metabolism To Find New Diets To New Drugs"
Computerized model will give researchers a new way to hunt for better treatments for hundreds of human metabolic disorders. Related Jacobs School Link »

1.23.07 San Diego Union Tribune
"An innovator in bioengineering: Combining two fields' principles has earned researcher accolades"
In the mid-1960s, it became obvious to Dr. Shu Chien that the field of medicine could be greatly improved by applying engineering concepts to biological functions. His ensuing research at the intersection of the two fields led to the publication of 450 scientific articles and has fed biotechnology companies such as San Diego-based Advanced Tissue Sciences and Celladon with discoveries on how to build new human tissue and blood vessels. Related Jacobs School Link »

1.18.07 Optics.org
"ZnO nanowires promise more efficient LEDs"
Scientists at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), and Peking University in China have reported a low-cost technique for fabricating p-type zinc-oxide (ZnO) nanowires (Nano Letters 6 2768). According to UCSD researcher Deli Wang, the nanowires could be used in a new generation of LEDs that can emit light from ultraviolet wavelengths to the visible part of the spectrum. Related Jacobs School Link »

1.18.07 The Hindu (the online edition of India's national newspaper)
"Cheaper LEDs from nanowire breakthrough"
IN A Light Emitting Diode (LED), when an electron meets a `hole,' it falls into a lower energy level and releases energy in the form of a photon of light. Now, Deli Wang, an electrical and computer engineering professor from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD)'s Jacobs School of Engineering, and colleagues at UCSD and Peking University, report synthesis of high quality p-type zinc oxide nanowires in a paper published online by the journal Nano Letters. Related Jacobs School Link »

1.14.07 San Diego Union Tribune
"Floating airport proposal resurfaces"
Forget for a moment all the logistical issues associated with building a massive airport in the Pacific Ocean. The biggest hurdle of all might be selling a skeptical public on the idea.

1.12.07 Med Gadget
"'Father of Biomechanics' Y.C. Fung Wins Award"
The Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ Prize is a $500,000 award for groundbreaking contributions to the field of bioengineering. This year, Y.C. Fung, who's vast collection of honors includes the President's National Medal of Science, is the award recipient. Related Jacobs School Link »

1.12.07 LEDs Magazine
"ZnO nanowire research could result in cheaper LEDs"
The demonstration of p-type ZnO nanowires using a low-cost chemical vapor deposition technique could eventually result in less expensive LEDs. Researchers at UC San Diego in collaboration with Peking University have successfully synthesized p-type zinc oxide (ZnO) nanowires using simple, low-cost chemical vapor deposition (CVD) techniques. Related Jacobs School Link »

1.12.07 GreenBiz.com
"Cheaper LEDs from Breakthrough in Nanowire Research"
SAN DIEGO, Jan. 9, 2007 - Engineers at UC San Diego have synthesized a long-sought semiconducting material that may pave the way for an inexpensive new kind of light emitting diode that could compete with today's widely used gallium nitride LEDs, according to a new paper in the journal Nano Letters. Related Jacobs School Link »

1.12.07 PhysOrg.com
"Cheaper LEDs from breakthrough in ZnO nanowire research"
To build an LED, you need both positively and negatively charged semiconducting materials; and the engineers synthesized zinc oxide (ZnO) nanoscale cylinders that transport positive charges or "holes" so-called "p-type ZnO nanowires." They are endowed with a supply of positive charge carrying holes that, for years, have been the missing ingredients that prevented engineers from building LEDs from ZnO nanowires. In contrast, making "n-type" ZnO nanowires that carrier negative charges (... Related Jacobs School Link »

1.12.07 ScienceDaily.com
"Cheaper LEDs From Breakthrough In Zinc Oxide Nanowire Research"
Engineers at UC San Diego have synthesized a long-sought semiconducting material that may pave the way for an inexpensive new kind of light emitting diode (LED) that could compete with today's widely used gallium nitride LEDs, according to a new paper in the journal Nano Letters. Related Jacobs School Link »

1.12.07 Photonics.com
"Nanowires Create 'Endless' LED Opportunities"
SAN DIEGO, Jan. 4, 2007 -- A long-sought-after semiconducting material synthesized by engineers at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) may pave the way for an inexpensive kind of light-emitting diode (LED) that could compete with todays widely... Related Jacobs School Link »

1.12.07 Nanotechnology.com
"Cheaper LEDs from breakthrough in ZnO nanowire research"
Engineers at UC San Diego have synthesized a long-sought semiconducting material that may pave the way for an inexpensive new kind of light emitting diode (LED) that could compete with today's widely used gallium nitride LEDs, according to a new paper in the journal Nano Letters. Related Jacobs School Link »

1.11.07 Medical News Today
"Y.C. Fung Wins Russ Prize"
The National Academy of Engineering has announced that Yuan-Cheng "Bert" Fung will receive the 2007 Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ Prize, a $500,000 award recognizing engineering achievement that significantly improves the human condition. Related Jacobs School Link »

1.8.07 San Diego Union Tribune
"UCSD Bioengineer Awarded $500,000 Prize for Research"
Yuan-Cheng Bert Fung, professor emeritus at the UC San Diegois the recipient of the 2007 Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ Prize. Bruce Lieberman reportsFung's basic research has led to more effective treatment for millions of burn victims and other trauma patients. His studies of human anatomy also have helped car companies improve automobile safety, and led to more effective body armor for soldiers. Related Jacobs School Link »

1.8.07 Health News-Stat
"Developer of World Wide Web, Father of Biomechanics, and Exceptional Educators Win Highest Engineeri"
The engineering profession's highest honors for 2007, presented by the National Academies' National Academy of Engineering (NAE), recognize three achievements that have revolutionized how people use information, opened new frontiers of medical research, and guided promising engineers into leadership roles. Related Jacobs School Link »

1.6.07 San Diego Union Tribune
"UCSD bioengineer awarded $500,000 prize for research"
A La Jolla scientist who pioneered work in artificial skin and other bioengineering advances has won a prestigious prize of $500,000. Related Jacobs School Link »

1.5.07 Curious Cat
"2007 Draper Prize to Berners-Lee"
Also, Yuan-Cheng Bert Fung will receive the Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ Prize a $500,000 biennial award (since 1999) recognizing engineering achievement that significantly improves the human condition for the characterization and modeling of human tissue mechanics and function leading to prevention and mitigation of trauma. Related Jacobs School Link »

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