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1 hr ago | Holtville Tribune
In a landmark international collaboration on clean vehicle adoption, the University of California, Davis, and the China Automotive Technology and Research Center will work together to help speed the commercialization of plug-in and fuel cell electric cars in China and the U.S. under an agreement signed in Tianjin, China. The five-year memorandum of understanding establishes the China-U.S. ZEV Policy Lab, a partnership between UC Davis, the world's leading university on sustainable transportation, and CATARC, the administrative body that oversees and regulates many activities of the auto industry in China, the world's largest new-car market.
3 hrs ago | Nanodot
A variety of nanoparticles have been designed for multiple nanomedical purposes. An article at KurzweilAI.net presents news from UC Davis of a "nanoporphyrin" platform for developing multifunctional nanoparticles based upon treelike dendrimer structures made using porphyrin, cholic acid, amino acids, and polyethylene glycol " A multifunctional medical nanoparticle ": Researchers at UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center and other institutions have created biocompatible multitasking nanoparticles that could be used as contrast agents to light up tumors for MRI and PET scans or deliver chemo and other therapies to destroy tumors.
7 hrs ago | Examiner.com
For their next traveling exhibition, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art , makes its way to the Oakland Museum of California , where the two museums team up for the exhibition Fertile Ground: Art and Community in California . This is a feature of works that illuminates local histories and special forces, which has changed the face of art both in and beyond the state of California.
11 hrs ago | The Horse
Horses rarely get sinus infections , and if they do, veterinarians can easily treat them using antibiotics and, sometimes, a sinus lavage. Recent study results showed that one reason a horse might develop sinusitis is because the veterinarian used a nasogastric tube to manage colic.
15 hrs ago | Sacramento Bee Newspaper
Patrick Mulvaney, chef and proprietor of Mulvaney's B&L, writes that daily-changing menus have allowed his Sacramento restaurant to respond to climate disruptions, but some items have become harder to find at a reasonable price. When I read about climate change, I learn about rising sea levels and shrinking polar ice caps – problems for 100 years in the future.
Former Vacaville resident James Garvey saw his Self Lender LLC consumer financial start-up company receive recognition at the TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2014 conference in San Francisco. The Denver-based company was chosen to compete against 26 other teams in the Start-up Battlefield contest.
This is one part in a weekly series featuring the UC Davis Arboretum "New Front Yard" series, 41 drought-tolerant and beautiful plants well adapted to our region. A member of the borage family, this pretty native perennial with little white flowers is most at home in sandy dunes and dry creek beds, but it fits quite nicely into the water-wise garden, too.
Don't call it a "tank." It's an "MRAP." Painted in brown camouflage, it has a revolving turret, the kind of vehicle you'd expect to see patrolling the streets of Mosul.
Breast-feeding isn't only good for babies. It can also reduce the risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes and high cholesterol.
The age of the Anthropocene -- the scientific name given to our current geologic age -- is dominated by human impacts on our environment. A warming climate.
Workers install lights at the NorthBay VacaValley Hospital in Vacaville. The installation was part of an energy efficient, smart lighting retrofit done in partnership with the California Lighting Technology Center at UC Davis.
Senior Wildlife Forensics Specialist Erin Meredith analyzing the DNA samples of a mountain lion that attacked a 6-year-old boy in Cupertino on Sept. 7, 2014 The mountain lion killed in Cupertino this week was indeed the animal that attacked a 6-year-old boy, and the big cat did not have rabies, lab results released Friday showed.
A former UC Davis chemist who caused an explosion in a campus apartment last year pleaded no contest to all charges Friday morning. David Snyder, a 33-year-old UCD graduate and chemistry researcher, was accused of mixing up explosives in his home laboratory on campus.
Evolutionary biology techniques can and must be used to help solve global challenges in agriculture, medicine and environmental sciences, advises a nine-member global team led by an evolutionary ecologist from Univ. of California, Davis .
If bees in France buzz around the lavender fields, foraging for nectar, what does the honey they produce smell or taste like? But not all the floral, spicy or woody aromas detectable in the roughly 300 varieties of honeys being produced today are so easy to name. That's where the new Honey Flavor and Aroma Wheel, developed by a sensory panel at the Honey and Pollination Center at the University of California, Davis, comes in.
The national nonprofit Animal Legal Defense Fund is offering a $5,000 reward for any information leading to the arrest of the perpetrator who allegedly shot and killed a pony this past weekend. According to media reports, the 16 year-old blond pony, Misty, was found bleeding in a pasture by a passing cyclist in rural Santa Rosa near Crane Creek Regional Park.
Using just a few equations, scientists can describe the motion of a ball flying through the air and the pull of a magnet, and forecast eclipses of the moon. The mathematical study of the motion of everyday objects and the forces that affect them is called classical mechanics.
Updated: Sun Sep 14, 2014 07:45 pm
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