Sunday, August 25th 2019

Scientific Diving Certification Allows Students to Explore New Depths

Hannah Maerowitz Science & Tech Editor Although UCSB is well-known for its scenic surroundings, it is also proximate to some of the best diving sites in...

Former UCSB Film & Media Studies Department Chair Awarded MacArthur Fellowship

Hannah Maerowitz Science & Tech Editor A poet, an analytical chemist, a violinist, and a media scholar have all won the same award. This may sound...

Future of 3D-Printed Ears Sounds Promising

Joanne Rhee Staff Writer Researchers at the Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center created 3D-printed ears and implanted them into animals, yielding successful results. The ears functioned...

Researchers Develop Monkeys with Human Autism Gene

Joanne Rhee Staff Writer Researchers at the Institute of Neuroscience at the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Shanghai, China have genetically modified monkeys to show symptoms...

Mosquito-Borne Virus May be Linked to Neurological Birth Disorder

Janani Ravikumar Staff Writer A new mosquito-borne virus has sparked worldwide concern because of its rapid spread around the globe, and its possible connection to a...

Researcher Develops Artificial Leaves

Rishika Kenkre University of California, Berkeley researcher Peidong Yang has created an artificial mechanism that mimics the system of leaves, producing oxygen in the process...

UCSB Professor Receives National Medal of Technology and Innovation

Bijan Saniee Staff Writer University of California, Santa Barbara Professor Emeritus Arthur Gossard will speak at the White House later this month and formally receive the...

Government Agencies and the Private Sector Join Forces to Develop Clean Energy

Janani Ravikumar Staff Writer An international group of investors led by Bill Gates has created a new funding initiative called the Breakthrough Energy Coalition, which will...

Studies Compare Ants to Ketchup

Joanne Rhee Staff Writer Illustration by Robert Perez, Staff Illustrator Researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology found that ants are simultaneously solid and liquid-like — similar...

Stanford Researchers Develop Artificial Skin that can Detect Pressure

Janani Ravikumar Staff Writer Stanford University chemical engineering professor Zhenan Bao and his research team have developed a plastic “skin” that can deliver sensory inputs to...