Although they were introduced back in the 1950s, the true dawn of plastics is rooted in the 1970s. The ’70s ushered in a meteoric rise in everyday consumer plastics. Single-use straws, product packaging, omnipresent water bottles and a range of modern household items went plastic during the decade.
As the world’s most popular shoe, flip-flops account for a troubling percentage of plastic waste that ends up in landfills, on seashores and in our oceans. Scientists at the University of California San Diego have spent years working to resolve this problem, and now they have taken a step further toward…
UC San Diego’s Vivek Sharma, an expert who studies the structure of very small things, guided the discovery of the Higgs boson eight years ago. Now he and his team have made another breakthrough discovery.
UC San Diego’s Daniel Green set out to find a signal for the quantum origin of structure by applying theoretical techniques used to understand the way particles scatter in colliders.
With a bottom-up approach to synthetic biology, UC San Diego Chemist Neal Devaraj, Physicist Sunil Sinha and a team of researchers showed that lipid sponge droplets can be programmed to function like cellular organelles.
Astronomers in UC San Diego’s Cool Star Lab, directed by Adam Burgasser, have contributed to the discovery of two unusual brown dwarfs containing atypical amounts of heavy elements in their atmospheres.
The National Science Foundation has awarded University of California San Diego researchers a six-year $18 million grant to fund a new Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC). These research centers are transformative for the schools that earn them, putting their materials science research…
Ph.D. candidate goes from inmate to President’s Dissertation Year Fellow with accountability, community and a Dr. Seuss book.
Using the NSF-funded Frontera supercomputer, Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry Rommie Amaro, along with her UC San Diego colleagues and researchers from the Hamilton Institute at Maynooth University in Dublin, Ireland, reveals the atomic makeup of the coronavirus's sugary cloak.