Researchers have identified the first key biological switch that sounds an alarm in plants when plant-eating animals attack. The mechanism will help unlock a trove of new strategies for improved plant health, from countering crop pest damage to engineering more robust global food webs.
The San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at the University of California San Diego received two HPCwire awards for 2020, including ‘Best Use of HPC (High-Performance Computing) in the Cloud’, and ‘Best Use of HPC in Energy’.
A new process for restoring spent cathodes to mint condition could make it more economical to recycle lithium-ion batteries. The process consumes 80 to 90% less energy than today's methods, emits about 75% less greenhouse gases, and uses environmentally benign, inexpensive ingredients.
SDSC is part of a multi-year NSF award to harness the computing capacity of thousands of computers assembled in a network of campus clusters to substantially cut time to science results that might take years to be done in days, especially for applications that are parallel by design.
UC scientists have made a major advance in the use of genetic technologies to control the transmission of malaria parasites. They employed a strategy known as population modification, which uses a CRISPR-Cas9 gene drive system to introduce genes preventing parasite transmission in mosquitoes.
Climate change advocate Marshall Saunders was widely known as a man who paired a deep respect for others with determination to make a difference.
On Oct. 29, 2020 the National Science Foundation (NSF) approved a $53 million grant to a consortium of the country’s top ocean-research institutions to build a global network of chemical and biological sensors that will monitor ocean health.
Supercomputer simulations, done using resources at UC San Diego by researchers at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), show how oil dilutes under specific conditions, which may lead to more effective countermeasures against large oil spills.
The Keeling Curve carbon dioxide measurement–the long-term atmospheric measurement that alerted the world to human-induced climate change–has received $1 million in continuation funding from philanthropists Eric and Wendy Schmidt.
The transport of nine types of plastics floating in Lake Erie was modeled in studies that used SDSC's Comet supercomputer to create a 3D model of invasive plastic particles.