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4 hrs ago |

The medical sector offers the best point of market penetration for Google Glass

Google has made its Glass device available to any consumer with $1500 burning a hole in their pocket.


Related Topix: Medicine, Surgery

6 hrs ago | The Orange County Register

Kids can find the square root of fun

Math advocate and educational computer game creator Matthew Peterson doesn't want to just teach kids the importance of math - he wants kids to gain a love for math concepts by attending the "Math Fair: At the Square Root of Fun" at UC Irvine on Saturday.


Related Topix: Kids, Family, Aliso Viejo, CA

Tue Jul 29, 2014


1996 research article deemed a classic paper

A 1996 research paper authored by University of California, Riverside's Michael J. Pazzani and two colleagues has been selected by the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence to win the 2014 Classic Paper Award.


Related Topix: Science, Computer Science, UC Riverside, Hollywood (Portland, OR), Internet, Science / Technology


UC Irvine Extension Launches New Strategic Leadership Development Certificate Program

For the fall 2014 quarter, the University of California, Irvine Extension is launching a new Strategic Leadership Development Certificate Program for professionals seeking leadership skills essential to being an effective executive, manager, supervisor, or team member in any field or industry.


Related Topix: Irvine, CA


An FDA-Approved Multiple Sclerosis Drug Can Alter Memory? University of California, Irvine Study

Finding ways to enhance memory has been a goal of many research labs for a very long time.


Related Topix: Medicine, Multiple Sclerosis, Health

Triple Pundit

NASA: Groundwater Depletion Threatens Southwest Water Supplies

An analysis of data from NASA's Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment Mission indicates the U.S. Southwest is more vulnerable to drought and water shortages than previously believed.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, NASA, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Irvine, CA, UC Davis, Agriculture, Science

The Wave

UCI, UCLA rank high in Money magazine report

Two Southern California public research universities UC Irvine and UCLA rank among the nation's best in quality and affordability, according to a new report by Money magazine.


Related Topix: California

Mon Jul 28, 2014

Suggestion for Hamas; Fire AT the Gaza wall, NOT over it

The suggestion from Al Jazeera journalist Mark LeVine to Hamas is for them to stop aiming rockets over the wall at Israeli civilians and instead aim rockets directly AT the wall itself, thus avoiding killing random civilians.


Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Hamas (Palestine), Palestinian Territories, Irvine, CA

Daily Kos

IA-Sen: Joni Ernst (R), "Congress Shouldn't Be Passing Laws States Would Nullify"

Republican Senate candidate Joni Ernst has returned from two weeks of training with the Iowa National Guard to a midterm election race against Democrat Bruce Braley that has become a competitive contest in the battle for Senate control.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Bruce Braley, Tom Harkin, US Senate, Prison, Iowa

Science Blog

An FDA-approved multiple sclerosis drug can alter memory?

Finding ways to enhance memory has been a goal of many research labs for a very long time.


Related Topix: Medicine, Multiple Sclerosis, Health, Irvine, CA


Study: Not Getting Enough Sleep Can Lead to False Memories

A lack of sleep may cause you to develop memories of events that never actually happened, according to a new study from researchers at Michigan State University and the University of California, Irvine.


Related Topix: Irvine, CA


The Disturbing Link Between Sleep Deprivation And False Memories

A novel study out of University of California, Irvine suggests that sleep deprivation could partly be to blame for false memories -- a phenomenon in which people absorb incorrect information after an event and end up misremembering the incident.


Related Topix: Irvine, CA, Psychology, Science

Sun Jul 27, 2014


Losing sleep leaves you vulnerable to 'false memories'

Sleep deprivation isn't good for any part of your body, but a new study says it can take a devastating toll on your memory - finding loss of sleep can leave people with false or inaccurate memories.


Related Topix: Michigan State University, Irvine, CA

The China Post

'Shocking' underground water loss from drought in US: study

A major drought across the western United States has sapped underground water resources, posing a greater threat to the water supply than previously understood, scientists said Thursday.


Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Irvine, CA, Science / Technology, NASA

Scientific Blogging

Western Drought: Underground Water Loss Greater Threat To Water Supply Than Previously Realized

A new study has found that more than 75 percent of the water loss in the drought-stricken Colorado River Basin since late 2004 came from underground resources., which means the extent of groundwater loss may pose a greater threat to the water supply of the western United States than previously thought.


Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Irvine, CA

Medical News Today

Lack of sleep 'increases risk of false memories'

Past research has claimed lack of sleep can cause memory loss. Now, in what is deemed a first-of-its-kind study, researchers from the University of California-Irvine and Michigan State University suggest sleep deprivation could increase susceptibility to false memories.


Related Topix: Michigan State University, Irvine, CA, Psychology, Science, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Sat Jul 26, 2014

Save Our American Dream: Fight Reverse Discrimination in College Admissions

I am a proud naturalized American citizen. When I immigrated at 14, I learned that if I worked hard and did my best, this country would give me the opportunity to make my dreams come true.


Related Topix: UC San Diego, Irvine, CA, UC Berkeley

Medical News Today

Function lost in spinal cord injury restored by gene inhibitor, salmon fibrin

A therapy combining salmon fibrin injections into the spinal cord and injections of a gene inhibitor into the brain restored voluntary motor function impaired by spinal cord injury, scientists at UC Irvine's Reeve-Irvine Research Center have found.


Daily Mail

Nasa warns of 'shocking' water losses in Colorado River basin

'We just want the truth': Father of Abigail Hernandez's boyfriend demands answers over where teenager was for nine months and reveals the moment she could have been spared her ordeal Israel rejects ceasefire: Gaza death toll passes 840 as Palestinians launch 'Day of Rage' that leads to fierce gun battles on streets of Jerusalem and the West Bank ... (more)


Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Palestinian Territories, Natural Disasters, Flood, New York, Weather, Drought

Fri Jul 25, 2014

The Washington Post

Obama's new approach: Keep 'hope and change' alive

President Obama ascended to - and stayed in - the Oval Office by campaigning on the lofty ideals of hope and change, urging Americans to reject pessimism and look toward a more promising future.


Related Topix: 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, US News, Immigration Reform, Nancy Pelosi, US House of Representatives, Democrat