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3 hrs ago | Silicon Alley Insider

Scientists Have Found A Way To Make Your Phone Battery Last Longer Using Beach Sand

We love our phones, but we hate their battery life. It's a tale we've been telling for years now, patiently waiting for scientists to figure out a way for us to not have to constantly worry about our phones dying.

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Related Topix: Riverside (Riverside, CA)

12 hrs ago | Switched

Swings In Oxygen Levels May Have Stalled Evolution Of Life On Early Earth

One of the biggest riddles in Earth's history is why animals did not evolve after a spike in oxygen levels approximately 2.3 billion years ago.

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Related Topix: Yale University, New Haven, CT, World News, China,

15 hrs ago | Slashdot

Sand-Based Anode Triples Lithium-Ion Battery Performance

Zothecula writes "Conventional lithium-ion batteries rely on anodes made of graphite, but it is widely believed that the performance of this material has reached its zenith, prompting researchers to look at possible replacements.

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Fri Jul 11, 2014

The Press-Enterprise

IMMIGRATION: Money scams target fearful migrants

Calls from federal, state and local agencies, including utilities, demanding immediate payment likely are bogus.

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Related Topix: Prison, Social Security, Personal Finance

Domestic Fuel

UCR Helps Solar Energy Get a Boost

In this Ethanol Report, Advanced Ethanol Council executive director Brooke Coleman discusses a new CBO report on the Renewable Fuel Standard and EPA's delay issuing a final rule for 2014 RFS volume obligations.

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Related Topix: Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Solar Energy, Alternative Energy, Energy

Thu Jul 10, 2014

The Jewish Journal

UC Regents plan to confirm pro-Israel student representative

The University of California's Board of Regents announced yesterday that it will move forward with its confirmation of Jewish, pro-Israel student Avi Oved as student regent-designate, even as the student association that previously supported him voted 10-0 to delay his confirmation pending an investigation into conflict of interest allegations.

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Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA

Green Car Congress

High capacity, long-life porous nano-silicon Li-ion anode material from beach sand

Researchers at the University of California, Riverside's Bourns College of Engineering have synthesized a porous nano-silicon material from beach sand via a highly scalable heat scavenger-assisted magnesiothermic - i.e., using a combination of heat and magnesium - reduction.

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Free Republic

Sand-Based Batteries Outperform Others Up to 3 Times, Study Finds

"This is the holy grail - a low cost, non-toxic, environmentally friendly way to produce high performance lithium ion battery anodes," said Zachary Favors, a graduate student working at University of California, Riverside, whose research was published in the journal Nature Scientific Reports this week.

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Related Topix: Hybrid, Electric Vehicle

CBS News

"Seeing" with your brain: New app boosts visual perception

A new app developed by researchers at the University of California, Riverside, is helping boost brain power and improve the ability to process visual information.

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Tri-cityherald.com

Academics predict long wait for immigration overhaul

"If this crisis gets prolonged … I think that's a threat for immigration reform, not even in the short term but in the next few years," said Karthick Ramakrishnan, associate professor of political science at the University of California-Riverside.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, Illegal Immigration, UC Davis, Georgetown University

Iol.co.za

How sand could power your phone

Researchers have discovered that it can be used to make lithium ion batteries like those in mobile phones last three times longer.

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Related Topix: Hybrid, Electric Vehicle

Wed Jul 09, 2014

Science Daily

Biologists link sexual selection, placenta formation

Sexual selection enhances opportunities to mate, the tail of male peacocks being an iconic example.

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Overclockers Club

Building Better Batteries with Sand

Many technologies depend on others in order to operate and advance. What may be the best example of such a supporting technology is the battery, and without some new discoveries, it may be limiting future mobile devices.

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The Press-Enterprise

DENVER: Trial of mass killer from UC Riverside postponed again

James Holmes sits in court in a June 2013 photo. Holmes' trial in the 2012 shootings that left 12 Aurora, Colo., moviegoers dead was delayed again July 9. - 2013/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The trial in the Colorado theater shootings was delayed again Wednesday, July 9, because the second sanity evaluation of defendant James Eagan Holmes will take more ... (more)

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Related Topix: Aurora, CO, Arapahoe County, CO, Criminal Defense Law, Law

US News & World Report

Racial Profiling Reported in NSA, FBI Surveillance

Congregants pray at a mosque in Paterson, New Jersey. The NSA and FBI reportedly spied on prominent Muslim Americans following the 9/11 attacks, according to a leaked government document.

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Related Topix: Paterson, NJ, Terrorism

EurekAlert!

UC Riverside plant pathologist receives national recognition

Jason Stajich , an associate professor of plant pathology and microbiology at the University of California, Riverside, has been awarded the 2014 Alexopoulos Prize by the Mycological Society of America, a scientific society dedicated to advancing the science of mycology - the study of fungi of all kinds including mushrooms, molds, truffles, yeasts, ... (more)

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Related Topix: Microbiology, Biology, Science, Lansing, MI, East Lansing, MI, Duke University

New Scientist

Evolution of placentas upended fish sexual politics

WHEN fish evolved placentas, it may have shifted how they pick sex partners. It seems placentas made females more promiscuous , and males less competitive.

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Related Topix: Dance, Evolution

Tue Jul 08, 2014

Idyllwild Town Crier Online

PHOTOS: Idyllwild's busy Fourth of July weekend

More photos in On the Town. Photo by Cheryl Basye The Idyllbeast celebrates the Fourth of July by marching in the annual parade hosted in Idyllwild.

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Related Topix: Idyllwild, CA, Life, Holidays, 4th of July

EurekAlert!

Using sand to improve battery performance

Researchers at the University of California, Riverside's Bourns College of Engineering have created a lithium ion battery that outperforms the current industry standard by three times.

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Related Topix: Hybrid, Electric Vehicle, San Clemente, CA

EurekAlert!

Solar energy gets a boost

A perspective article published last month by University of California, Riverside chemists in the Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters was selected as an Editors Choice-an honor only a handful of research papers receive.

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Related Topix: Solar Energy, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Chemistry, Science

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