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Alumni-led Lucira Health earns 1st FDA authorization for at-home COVID test
November 18, 2020

On Tuesday, the Food and Drug Administration gave emergency use authorization to the first rapid at-...

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Upgraded radar can enable self-driving cars to see clearly no matter the weather
November 17, 2020

A new kind of radar could make it possible for self-driving cars to navigate safely in bad weather. ...

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Neurons stripped of their identity are hallmark of Alzheimer's disease, study finds
November 13, 2020

Researchers at the University of California San Diego have identified new mechanisms in neurons that...

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Environmentally friendly method could lower costs to recycle lithium-ion batteries
November 12, 2020

A new process for restoring spent cathodes to mint condition could make it more economical to recycl...

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Veterans Day 2020 at the UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering
November 10, 2020

In recognition of Veterans Day, the UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering is sharing the stories...

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IROS 2020: Autonomous mail delivery, robots practicing bartending, and more
November 5, 2020

From autonomous vehicles to robots practicing bartending and insect-like robots, engineers at the Un...

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Eyes on Wildfire
November 5, 2020

As California reacts to a record-breaking 2020 fire season, a backcountry observation network has re...

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'Monster tumors' could offer new glimpse at human development
November 4, 2020

Finding just the right model to study human development—from the early embryonic stage onward&...

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Infection by Confection: COVID-19 and the Risk of Trick-or-Treating
October 30, 2020

Like a specter, the question looms: How risky is trick-or-treating with SARS-Cov-2, the virus that c...

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Energizing Plastics Renewability, Recycling Efforts
October 30, 2020

The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded UC San Diego nanoengineering professor Jon Pokorski $2 mil...

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UC San Diego COVID-19 Forecast Now Part of CDC Model
October 30, 2020

A computational model that forecasts the number of COVID-19 deaths in the United States as a whole a...

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$39 Million to better integrate renewables into power grid
October 28, 2020

The National Science Foundation has awarded $39 million to a team of engineers and computer scientis...

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Designing batteries for easier recycling could avert a looming e-waste crisis
October 26, 2020

As concern mounts over the impacts of climate change, many experts are calling for greater use ...

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Start-up receives up to $15 M to develop nanoparticle therapy for sepsis licensed from UC San Diego
October 21, 2020

San Diego-based Cellics Therapeutics, which was co-founded by UC San Diego nanoengineering Professor...

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UC San Diego Chancellor Pradeep Khosla honored for technical and administrative achievements
October 16, 2020

Pradeep K. Khosla, Chancellor of the University of California San Diego, is being honored by the Ind...

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