2019 News Releases

    Feathers: better than Velcro?

    You may have seen a kid play with a feather, or you may have played with one yourself: Running a hand along a feather’s barbs and watching as the feather unzips and zips, seeming to miraculously pull itself back together. That “magical” zipping mechanism could provide a model for new adhesives and new aerospace materials, according to engineers at the University of California San Diego. They detail their findings in the Jan. 16 issue of Science Advances in a paper titled “Scaling of bird wings and feathers for efficient flight.”

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    Carlos Coimbra Named Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy

    Carlos F. M. Coimbra, Professor and Chairman of the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the Jacobs School of Engineering at UC San Diego has been named Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy, an online-only interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal covering a wide range of areas of renewable and sustainable energy relevant to the physical science and engineering communities.

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    3D printed implants promote nerve cell growth to treat spinal cord injury

    3D printed implants could one day help restore neural connections and lost motor function in patients with spinal cord injury. The implants, developed by engineers and neuroscientists at the University of California San Diego, are soft bridges that guide new nerve cells to grow across a tear or break in an injured spinal cord. The work has so far shown promise in rats with severe spinal cord injury.

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    Art Meets Engineering at UC San Diego

    Indigo, an art exhibit currently showing at the UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering, celebrates a diversity of interdisciplinary artistic practices happening here on campus.

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    We Make Bold Possible

    At the UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering, we make bold possible. We take on the tough challenges no lab, discipline, or company can solve alone. At the same time, we are transforming engineering education, at scale.

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    New Robot Can Sense Plankton Optically and Acoustically

    Oceanographers and engineers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego collaborated to modify a common physical oceanography instrument to be able to image zooplankton as it glides through the ocean.

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