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Monthly Archives: June 2009

Optical illusions and tennis

Disputed line calls are as much a part of the Wimbledon tennis tournament as rain and overpriced strawberries. Tuesday’s New York Times has a long article on research by David Whitney and his lab at the UC Davis Center for …
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UC Davis magazine summer issue now online

Bye-bye, Larry; pioneering female winemakers; healing eyes in Peru; D. Kern Holoman passes the baton; and much more. Access to the full issue here.

Forbes interview with Andrew Hargadon

One percent inspiration, 99 percent networking, as Thomas Edison might have said. Innovation only happens when a network is available to turn a great idea into a product, says UC Davis business professor Andrew Hargadon. New ideas are cheap, he …
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Duelling voices: Obama vs Osama

Religious studies professor Flagg Miller was extensively quoted in this article from the New York Times Week in Review section on reaction to President Obama’s Cairo speech — especially the apparent attempt to upstage it with a new audio tape …
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NPR covers bellowing bison, Fox covers cow burps

Out on the great plains, UC Davis grad student Megan Wyman is trying to work out what makes a bison bellow sexy. Somewhat surprisingly, it seems that the males that bellow more quietly are more successful in mating. Listen to …
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Farm animals as lab animals

Agricultural scientists who work with cows, pigs, chickens and sheep are hoping to get more federal dollars to support medical research in these animals. The laboratory mouse — cheap to keep, easy to breed, and available in thousands of inbred …
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Lunchtime with the President

UC Davis economics senior Marilyn Murray (left) and Natasha Sandor of UC Santa Barbara happened to be in the Five Guys burger restaurant in Washington DC last Friday when President Obama dropped in for a cheeseburger with jalapenos. Murray and …
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