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UC San Diego’s WIFIRE Project Helps Firefighters Get a Jump on Wildfires

In recent years, the number and scale of wildfires in the U.S. has risen, threatening cities and forests, and at times forcing large-scale evacuations. Now, thanks to a multi-year, $2.65 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF), the University of California San Diego, and the University of Maryland have been building a cyberinfrastructure to better monitor, predict, and mitigate wildfires in the future.

UC San Diego’s WIFIRE Project Helps Firefighters Get a Jump on Wildfires

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UC San Diego’s WIFIRE Project Helps Firefighters Get a Jump on Wildfires
In recent years, the number and scale of wildfires in the U.S. has risen, threatening cities and forests, and at times forcing large-scale evacuations. Now, thanks to a multi-year, $2.65 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF), the University of California San Diego, and the University of Maryland have been building a cyberinfrastructure to better monitor, predict, and mitigate wildfires in the future.
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Dog Jealousy: Study Suggests Primordial Origins for the ‘Green-Eyed Monster’
This will not surprise most dog owners: Dogs can act jealous, finds a new study from the University of California, San Diego. Darwin thought so, too. But emotion researchers have been arguing for years whether jealousy requires complex cognition. And some scientists have even said that jealousy is an entirely social construct – not seen in all human cultures and not fundamental or hard-wired in the same ways that fear and anger are.
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UC San Diego Ranked 20th Best University in the World
The University of California, San Diego has been ranked the 20th best university in the world by the Center for the World University Rankings (CWUR) which measures universities’ quality of research, faculty, influence, enterprise and successful alumni.
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UC San Diego Health System Retains No. 1 Ranking
UC San Diego Health System remains among the nation’s best, according to the U.S. News & World Report’s 2014-15 issue of “America’s Best Hospitals,” released this week. The magazine’s widely cited findings again placed UC San Diego Health System first in the San Diego metropolitan area and fifth in California, with national rankings in 11 specialties, up from 10 last year. This is comparable to the country’s most prestigious health care institutions.

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