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Popularity versus Similarity: A Balance that Predicts Network Growth

Do you know who Michael Jackson or George Washington was? You most likely do: they are what we call “household names” because these individuals were so ubiquitous. But what about Giuseppe Tartini or John Bachar?

September 12, 2012General, Science and Engineering, SDSC, Science & Engineering, SDSC

Engineers Want to Design Custom-Built Nanotubes to Reinforce Composite Materials

Engineers at the University of California at San Diego are investigating how carbon nanotubes could reinforce the resin matrix found in composite materials commonly used in the aerospace, defense, automotive and sporting goods industries.  The ultimate goal is to develop a custom-tailored nanoparticle to reinforce the resin matrix as well as developing a procedure to place these high-performance particles in critical stress regions.

September 12, 2012General, Science and Engineering, Science & Engineering

Facebook Boosts Voter Turnout

About one third of a million more people showed up at the ballot box in the United States in 2010 because of a single Facebook message on Election Day, estimates a new study led by the University of California, San Diego.

September 12, 2012General, Health, Social Sciences, Health & Medicine, Society & Politics, Social Sciences

U.S. News and World Report Again Names UC San Diego One of Nation’s Top 10 Public Universities

The University of California, San Diego has been ranked 8th best public university and 38th best university in the nation by U.S. News and World Report’s 2013 Best Colleges guidebook released today.

September 12, 2012Awards, General, Science and Engineering, Students, Science & Engineering, Students, Awards, Honors & Appointments

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