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Beyond Green: Sustainability Engineering

Beyond Green: Sustainability Engineering

The director of UC San Diego's Environment and Sustainability Initiative is lowering greenhouse gas emissions locally with measures that can be adopted nationally and globally. more »

Cool Project to Lower Campus Energy Usage

Cool Project to Lower Campus Energy Usage

Thirty weather-monitoring stations designed and deployed by undergraduates will help UC San Diego expand its photovoltaic network, cool buildings with ocean breezes, and irrigate more efficiently. more »

Cloud Computing Forecast: Sunny

Cloud Computing Forecast: Sunny

A 'cloud computing' algorithm dynamically shifts bandwidth allocations across multiple sites, even on multiple continents, according to demand. more »

Need New Look? Online Makeover is fan-taaz-tic

Need New Look? Online Makeover is fan-taaz-tic

A Jacobs School startup provides a fast, free, easy way to try out more than 4,000 makeup products. Just upload a photo and have fun. more »

Sol Penner Wins National Academy's 'Founders Award'

Sol Penner Wins National Academy's 'Founders Award'

The founding chair of the Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering Sciences was recognized for his research and for training engineers of the future. more »

Mountaintop Eyes Help Battle 2007 Wildfires

Mountaintop Eyes Help Battle 2007 Wildfires

Fire crews and San Diego-area residents monitored the October 2007 wildfires with the help of remotely operated cameras and the NSF-supported Wireless Network. more »

Flip-Flopping Genes Would Have Bewildered Gregor Mendel

Flip-Flopping Genes Would Have Bewildered Gregor Mendel

Individual genes can be spontaneously expressed in either of two possible ways. The strange flip-flopping complicates Mendelian genetics, but bioengineers say it offers insights into routinely observed cell variability. more »