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Monthly Archives: November 2011

UC Davis a leader for women in Chemistry

A survey by Chemical & Engineering News Magazine features the UC Davis Department of Chemistry as one of the Top 5 Departments for Female Faculty among big spenders on chemistry research. With 10 female assistant, associate and full professors out …
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Students take home trophy in synthetic biology competition

A team of four UC Davis undergraduates took home the trophy for best entry in their track at the Internationally Genetically Engineered Machine competition held at MIT Nov 5-7. While other UC Davis students enter competitions to engineer cars or …
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Wrapping sorts carbon nanotubes

Carbon nanotubes – sheets of carbon atoms rolled up into tiny cylinders or tubes – have many interesting properties and potential uses, for example in flexible display screens or printed circuits. Some act like conducting metals, and others are semiconductors. …
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Ophthalmologist writes book on eye evolution

Ivan Schwab, professor of ophthalmology at UC Davis and Ig Nobel Prize laureate, has written “Evolution’s Witness,” a book on how eyes evolved. The ability to detect light appeared early in the evolution of life and ‘eyes’ of many different …
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