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IEEE Honors Daniel Sievenpiper with Prestigious John Kraus Antenna Award 7/15/19
IEEE Honors Daniel Sievenpiper with Prestigious John Kraus Antenna Award
The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) recognized Daniel Sievenpiper, a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at UC San Diego, with the 2019 John Kraus Antenna Award. The award is granted to those whose research contributes to significant advances in antenna technology.
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7/15/19
Get up and go bots getting closer, study says
Robotics researchers at the University of California San Diego have for the first time used a commercial 3D printer to embed complex sensors inside robotic limbs and grippers. But they found that materials commercially available for 3D printing still need to be improved before the robots can be fully functional.
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Hate spoilers? This AI tool spots them for you 7/8/19
Hate spoilers? This AI tool spots them for you
Did social media spoil the Avengers’ Endgame movie for you? Or maybe one of the Game of Thrones books? A team of researchers from the University of California San Diego is working to make sure that doesn’t happen again. They have developed an AI-based system that can flag spoilers in online reviews of books and TV shows. 
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Three UC San Diego Engineering Professors Receive Presidential Early Career Awards 7/3/19
Three UC San Diego Engineering Professors Receive Presidential Early Career Awards
Three faculty members at the University of California San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering have been named recipients of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government on scientists and engineers in the early stages of their independent research careers.
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NSF funds UC San Diego plan to generate, and study, the world's first high-intensity laser pulses shaped like a corkscrew 7/2/19
NSF funds UC San Diego plan to generate, and study, the world's first high-intensity laser pulses shaped like a corkscrew
UC San Diego mechanical engineers have calculations for how to create high-intensity twisted laser beams – a flavor of laser pulse the world has likely never seen. These researchers also have done the math on how to use these corkscrew shaped laser pulses to do cutting-edge research. Finally, they have predictions on how the materials that they plan to “drill” into with corkscrew light pulses will respond.
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A cold-tolerant electrolyte for lithium-metal batteries emerges in San Diego 7/1/19
A cold-tolerant electrolyte for lithium-metal batteries emerges in San Diego
Improvements to a class of battery electrolyte first introduced in 2017 – liquefied gas electrolytes – could pave the way to a high-impact and long-sought advance for rechargeable batteries: replacing the graphite anode with a lithium-metal anode. The research, published July 1, 2019 by the journal Joule, builds on innovations first reported in Science in 2017 by the same research group at the University of California San Diego and the university spinout South 8 Technologies.
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In memory of Robert Hecht-Nielsen, an influential neuroscientist, entrepreneur and UC San Diego professor 7/1/19
In memory of Robert Hecht-Nielsen, an influential neuroscientist, entrepreneur and UC San Diego professor
Robert Hecht-Nielsen was an influential neuroscientist, entrepreneur, and electrical engineering professor at the University of California San Diego. He passed away in his sleep on May 26, 2019 in Del Mar, Calif. He was 71 years old. A pioneer in the development of neural networks, Hecht-Nielsen authored the first textbook on the subject, Neurocomputing, in 1989. 
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Students recognized for smart wheelchair research at CHI 6/27/19
Students recognized for smart wheelchair research at CHI
A team of undergraduates from UC San Diego won third place in the student research competition at the Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI) in Glasgow, Scotland. Their research aimed to understand the needs of wheelchair users, and develop an affordable, smart wheelchair kit with multiple levels of autonomy.
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