Electrons Ripple Across Atom-Thin Layers of Carbon

With a beam of infrared light, scientists have sent ripples of electrons along the surface of graphene and demonstrated that they can control the length and height of these oscillations, called plasmons, using a simple electrical circuit.

June 20, 2012Science and Engineering, Science & Engineering

Record Attendance for SDSC’s StudentTECH Summer Program

A record 340 middle and high school students have signed up for a wide range of science and technology workshops as part of 2012 StudentTECH Summer Program, organized by the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at the University of California, San Diego.

June 20, 2012Science and Engineering, SDSC, Students, Science & Engineering, Students, SDSC

Proposed Drug May Reverse Huntington’s Disease Symptoms

With a single drug treatment, researchers at the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine can silence the mutated gene responsible for Huntington’s disease, slowing and partially reversing progression of the fatal neurodegenerative disorder in animal models.

June 20, 2012General, Health, Science and Engineering, Health & Medicine, Science & Engineering

Calit2 Class of 2012: Undergraduate Scholars Begin Their Summer of Research

The UCSD division of Calit2 this week kicks off a summer of research opportunities for 30 undergraduates representing 17 academic majors. For the 12th summer in a row, Calit2 Summer Undergraduate Scholars are fanning out across campus to work full-time in the labs of Calit2-affiliated faculty members, doing research alongside graduate students, postdoctoral researchers and their advisors.

June 20, 2012General, Science and Engineering, Undergraduate Research, Research, Science & Engineering, Calit2

Kamalika Chaudhuri: Quantifying the Price of Privacy

The data avalanche brought about by the digital revolution has made it possible to harness vast datasets for everything from statistical analysis to teaching machines to recognize patterns and respond in ‘intelligent’ ways.

June 20, 2012General, Science and Engineering, Science & Engineering

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