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UCSD Engineers, Physicians
Test Wireless Technologies in Car Bomb Drill
New 'Intelligent' Triage Tag used to Manage Care of Victims
In Joni Mitchell's Big Yellow Taxi, "they paved paradise and put up a parking lot." In San Diego last week, the big yellow taxi was in the parking lot - until emergency officials detonated a car bomb that destroyed the taxi and sent plumes of charcoal-gray smoke billowing into the clear blue sky over the Del Mar Fairgrounds. More
Triton Water Polo Team Goes After Brass Ring
They put in thousands of hours training at Canyonview Pool. Six of the team's senior players even decided to sit out last year's season, just for the chance to reach the pinnacle of their sport. More
Study: Climate Warming
to Shrink Key Water Supplies around the World

In the looming future, global warming will reduce glaciers and storage packs of snow in regions around the world, causing water shortages and other problems that will impact millions of people. That is the conclusion of researchers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography and the University of Washington in a review paper published in the November 17 issue of the journal Nature. More
Campus Launches International Education Week
Students Encouraged to Expand Horizons Beyond U.S.
They talked about the United Nations, AIDS in Mexico and independence in the Balkans. They sampled British tea and finger sandwiches. They watched Latin American and Afghan movies. Thousands of students took part in UCSD’s first International Education Week last week. Chancellor Marye Anne Fox said during the opening ceremony that she hoped the event will help students think more broadly. More
Mouse Models Provide
Insights into Multiple System Atrophy

Researchers at the School of Medicine have developed a series of transgenic mouse models of multiple system atrophy, a progressive, fatal neurological disorder. The work is reported in the November 16 issue of the Journal of Neuroscience by Dr. Eliezer Masliah, professor of neuroscience and pathology and Dr. Cliff Shults, professor of meuroscience at UCSD and a meurologist at the VA San Diego Healthcare System. More
UCSD/Egyptian Collaboration to
Identify Genetic Causes of Mental Retardation
A promising collaboration between researchers at the School of Medicine and the Human Genetics and Genome Research Division at Egypt's National Research Centre in Cairo aims to help children with inherited mental retardation. More
Ericsson Endows
Chair in Wireless Communication
A longtime faculty member and leading expert in digital communication theory will be the first holder of a new chair at the University of California, San Diego funded by telecommunications giant Ericsson. Professor Laurence Milstein, 63, will occupy the Ericsson Endowed Chair in Wireless Communication Access Techniques. More
Hawaii Scientists to Study Palmyra Atoll
Los Angeles Times
11/18/05
A Cautionary Picture
of Water Supplies as Earth Warms
USA Today
11/16/05
Multiple System Atrophy Models Developed
UPI
11/16/05
The Big Picture on
Big Oil is Not Always Crystal Clear
Boston Globe
11/20/05
UCSD’s Snaith is Ready for Fresh Projects
San Diego Union-Tribune
11/20/05
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The Bible and Radiocarbon Dating
Archaeology, Text and Science
Edited by: Thomas E. Levy
& Thomas Higham

Over the past several years, a number of Levantine archaeologists working on the Iron Age (ca. 1200 - 586 BCE) have begun to employ high precision radiocarbon dating to solve a wide range of chronological, historical and social issues. This book takes the pulse of how archaeology, science-based research methods and the Bible interface at the beginning of the 21st century and brings together a leading team of archaeologists, Egyptologists, Biblical scholars, radiocarbon dating specialists and other researchers who have embraced radiocarbon dating as a significant tool to test hypotheses concerning the historicity of aspects of the Old Testament or Hebrew Bible. BOOK NOT YET RELEASED

 


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