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13 hrs ago | Redlands Daily Facts

Twilight tours offered at UC Riverside Botanic Gardens

The Friends of the University of California, Riverside, Botanic Gardens will host twilight tours at 6:30 p.m. July 25 and Aug. 15 at the gardens, on the east side of the UCR campus.

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17 hrs ago | EurekAlert!

UC Riverside entomologist receives international honor for chemical ecology contributions

Jocelyn Millar , a professor of entomology and cooperating faculty member in the Department of Chemistry at the University of California, Riverside, has been awarded the Silver Medal for career achievement by the International Society of Chemical Ecology .

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Related Topix: Entomology, Science, Chemistry

21 hrs ago | EurekAlert!

Catching grease to cut grill pollution

RIVERSIDE, Calif. - A team of University of California, Riverside Bourns College of Engineering students have designed a tray that when placed under the grates of a backyard grill reduces by 70 percent the level of a harmful pollutant produced during cooking.

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Related Topix: Riverside (Riverside, CA), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Sun Jul 20, 2014

ABC News

Colleges Woo Native Americans With New Programs

Elijah Watson knows he wants to go to college. He also knows that it will be difficult to leave home on the Navajo reservation if he does.

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Related Topix: Kids, Family, UC Los Angeles

Northern Michigan News

Colleges woo Native Americans with new programs

A growing number of universities are offering programs to recruit and prepare Native American students for a transition to college life that can bring on a wrenching emotional conflict.

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Wed Jul 16, 2014

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The Chinese are a bit superstitious, especially while giving the name to the cheap louboutins newborns.

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Related Topix: Riverside (Riverside, CA)

Tue Jul 15, 2014

Christian Science Monitor

Women bishops? How American Episcopalians view Church of England vote.

When the Church of England voted Monday to allow women to become ordained as bishops, it broke another "stained glass ceiling."

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Related Topix: Religion, Anglican, Roman Catholic Church, Orthodox Church, Episcopal Church, Massachusetts

Design News

Researchers Develop Quick-Charging Li Battery Architecture

Though they have come a long way in terms of battery life, lithium-ion batteries still take a longer time to charge once they're depleted than most busy mobile-device or electric-vehicle owners would care to wait.

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Related Topix: Hybrid, Electric Vehicle

Mon Jul 14, 2014

TreeHugger

Sand boosts lithium-ion battery performance three-fold

Just like researchers have been trying to find less toxic, more natural components for use in solar panels , they have also been working on developing better, safer batteries.

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Electric Energy Online

VIASPACE Establishes Giant KingTM Grass Research Collaboration With the University of California

VIASPACE Inc. announced that the company has entered into a research collaboration with the University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources Division .

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Related Topix: California, Agriculture, Science, UC Davis, Riverside (Riverside, CA), Holtville, CA

Sun Jul 13, 2014

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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Sat Jul 12, 2014

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)

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,

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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