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New Airborne GPS Technology for Weather Conditions Takes Flight

GPS technology has broadly advanced science and society’s ability to pinpoint precise information, from driving directions to tracking ground motions during earthquakes. A new technique led by a researcher at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego stands to improve weather models and hurricane forecasting by detecting precise conditions in the atmosphere through a new GPS system aboard airplanes.

March 17, 2014Science & Engineering, Scripps Oceanography

Rising Ocean Acidification Leads to Anxiety in Fish

A new research study combining marine physiology, neuroscience, pharmacology, and behavioral psychology has revealed a surprising outcome from increases of carbon dioxide uptake in the oceans: anxious fish.

December 04, 2013Science and Engineering, SIO, Science & Engineering, Scripps Oceanography, Environment

Scripps Leads First Global Snapshot of Key Coral Reef Fishes

In the first global assessment of its kind, a science team led by researchers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego has produced a landmark report on the impact of fishing on a group of fish known to protect the health of coral reefs. The report, published in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B (Biological Sciences), offers key data for setting management and conservation targets to protect and preserve fragile coral reefs.

December 03, 2013Science and Engineering, SIO, Science & Engineering, Scripps Oceanography

Scripps Oceanography Researchers Engineer Breakthrough for Biofuel Production

Researchers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego have developed a method for greatly enhancing biofuel production in tiny marine algae.

November 20, 2013Science and Engineering, SIO, Science & Engineering, Scripps Oceanography

World Ocean Systems Undermined by Climate Change by 2100

An ambitious new study that includes Lisa Levin of Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego describes the full chain of events by which ocean biogeochemical changes triggered by manmade greenhouse gas emissions may cascade through marine habitats and organisms, penetrating to the deep ocean and eventually influencing humans.

October 15, 2013Science and Engineering, SIO, Science & Engineering, Scripps Oceanography

Dawn of Carnivores Explains Animal Boom in Distant Past

A science team that includes researchers from Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego has linked increasing oxygen levels and the rise and evolution of carnivores (meat eaters) as the force behind a broad explosion of animal species and body structures millions of years ago.

July 30, 2013Science and Engineering, SIO, Science & Engineering, Scripps Oceanography

Compound Discovered at Sea Shows Potency against Anthrax

A team led by William Fenical at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego has discovered a new chemical compound from an ocean microbe in a preliminary research finding that could one day set the stage for new treatments for anthrax and other ailments such as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).

July 17, 2013Science and Engineering, SIO, Science & Engineering, Scripps Oceanography

Coastal Power Plant Records Reveal Decline in Key Southern California Fishes

Recent research documents a dramatic, 40-year drop in a number of key fish species and a change in their community structure, according to a new study led by Eric Miller of MBC Applied Environmental Sciences (Costa Mesa, Calif.) and John McGowan of Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego.

July 09, 2013Science and Engineering, SIO, Science & Engineering, Scripps Oceanography

Scripps Alumna Selected as a NASA Astronaut Candidate

Jessica Meir, who earned a doctorate in marine physiology from Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego in 2009, has been selected in the newest group of space explorers by NASA.

June 18, 2013General, Science and Engineering, SIO, Science & Engineering, Scripps Oceanography

Public Lecture at Scripps Explores Darwin’s Deep Connection to the Ocean

An expert on the history of science and exploration will discuss the early days of Charles Darwin’s storied career and how the ocean played an instrumental role in its launch during a public presentation at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego.

May 29, 2013Awards, Events, Science and Engineering, SIO, Science & Engineering, Scripps Oceanography, Awards, Honors & Appointments, Events

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