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29 min ago | 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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4 hrs ago | 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

8 hrs ago | 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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10 hrs ago | 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

14 hrs ago | 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

Mon Jul 07, 2014

Psychology Today

Will Your Honeymoon Be a Dud?

The New York Times featured a story by writer Edan Lepucki chronicling her miserable honeymoon.

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Related Topix: France, World News, Wedding

EurekAlert!

Device eliminates 93 percent of lawnmower pollutant

A team of University of California, Riverside Bourns College of Engineering students have won an EPA student design contest for a device they created that curbs harmful pollutant emitted from lawnmowers by 93 percent.

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Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Environment, Science

BioSpace

University of California, Riverside Release: Shields Up! Research...

Ripping a page from the Star Trek script, specialized cells of the barrier that lines the inside of the intestines and airways of humans have invoked a biological version of Captain Kirk's famous command "shields up" as a first defense against invading microbes.

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Related Topix: Microbiology, Biology, Science

BioSpace

How Feeling Grateful Betters Your Decision Making, University of California, Riverside Study

Ancient wisdom traditions have long held that gratitude is a prerequisite for fulfillment.

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Sun Jul 06, 2014

Electronic Engineering Times Asia

Chemists unveil magnetically-responsive liquid crystals

According to the, the research opens the path for novel display applications relying on the instantaneous and contactless nature of ma......

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Watersblogged

Jewish

Source: www.jta.org --- Sunday, July 06, 2014 - A Jewish UCLA student nominated to serve as a regent for the statewide University of California system alleged that a conflict-of-interest probe against him is "an attack against me as a pro-Israel student."

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Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, California, California Government, Palestinian Territories

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