Friday, September 20th 2019

“Where’s the Bear?” Project Identifies Animals with Digital Cameras and Machine Learning

Victoria Penante A team of professors and students from the UC Santa Barbara Department of Computer Science has developed a system designed to aid ecological...

Why Humans are Such Peculiar Animals

Ameen Hussaini Staff Writer “Why are humans such peculiar animals?” This is the question that Doctor Cecilia Heyes of the University of Oxford is trying to...

Dream Catcher for NASA

Janani Ravikumar Staff Writer Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) Space Systems have been selected by NASA for a contract to provide cargo delivery, return and disposal services...

Ice Deposits on Mars Could Help Supply Human Civilization There

Minh Hua A recent discovery of ice deposits on Mars made by a geologist at the United States Geological Survey (USGS) could put humanity one...

Superhero Genes Fight Diseases

Miguel Rodriguez Staff Writer Researchers have found that 13 out of 600,000 individuals have "super DNA" that offers protection against various debilitating conditions, and hopes to use...

UCSB Physics Professor Wins 2017 Dannie Heineman Prize for Astrophysics

Jack Shea Lars Bildsten, a University of California, Santa Barbara professor in theoretical physics, received the 2017 Dannie Heineman Prize for Astrophysics last month. Answering...

Genetically Engineered Mini Pigs Allow People to Bring Home the Bacon

Joanne Rhee Staff Writer Illustration by April Gau, Staff Illustrator People in Shenzhen, China can soon bring home the bacon, in the form of dinner or a...

New Fossil Evidence Suggests Early Humans Left Africa 50,000 Years Earlier than Previously Thought

Jessica Gang Recent analysis of a remarkably well-preserved jawbone that researchers discovered in Israel reveals that Homo sapiens may have begun their exodus from Africa...

Researchers Develop Sweat Sensors

Rishika Kenkre Staff Writer Physicians and pharmacists can use saliva and urine to analyze patients' physiological conditions, but none of these materials are constantly portable or...

Cancer-Fighting Vaccine Tested on Mice

Victoria Penate A new discovery has been made regarding a particular type of stem cell which has proven effective in reducing or eliminating cancer cells...