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Advances in electron microscopy reveal secrets of HIV and other viruses

UC Davis researchers are getting a new look at the workings of HIV and other viruses thanks to new techniques in electron microscopy developed on campus. The envelope (or Env) protein of HIV is a key target for vaccine makers: …
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Grant to help commercialize silicon surgical blades

A UC Davis engineering professor has received a grant of $200,000 from the National Science Foundation “Partnerships for Innovation: Accelerating Innovation Research- Technology Translation” program to move his silicon-based blades towards commercial development as surgical and shaving tools. Silicon or …
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Honda Smart Home Open House is March 25

There will be a community open house at the Honda Smart Home in West Village on campus next Tuesday afternoon, March 25, noon to 4 p.m.. If you’ve been wondering what this zero-net energy smart home is all about, this …
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End the U.S. innovation deficit, universities urge

A new video recently released online draws attention to the “Innovation Deficit” and the need for federal investments in research and education to support economic growth and American leadership in science and technology. The video was produced at Colorado State …
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Under pressure: new insights in superconductors

Recent work on a superconducting material first discovered at UC Davis is helping reveal the behavior of “unconventional” superconductors, and that physical pressure has a different type of effect on these materials than chemical doping. The material, cerium cobalt indium-5 …
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Engineering professor’s ‘messaging code’ helps NASA communicate with IRIS spacecraft

One of NASA’s recent missions, the IRIS Solar Observatory, has been communicating its results via a 7/8 Low-Density Parity-Check (LDPC) code developed by Shu Lin, a professor in the UC Davis Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. The Interface Region …
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BGI, UC Davis to host international genomics conference this Fall

The cutting-edge role of genomics — large-scale sequencing and analysis of DNA — in medicine, agriculture and science will be the topics of  the Second International Conference on Genomics in the Americas, to be held in Sacramento, Sept. 12-13. The …
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UC Davis boosting STEM for students, faculty and kids

STEM education — Science, Technology, Engineering and Math — is a hot topic these days and UC Davis is in the lead in new developments and approaches. The campus is working to improve teaching and retention of students, encourage more …
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Physics gets ready for its next big machine

While there’s lots more work to be done at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, Switzerland, particle physicists are already preparing for the next big particle-smashing machine. The International Linear Collider took a step forward today with the publication of …
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Iron-platinum alloys could be new generation hard drives

Meeting the demand for more data storage in smaller volumes means using materials made up of ever-smaller magnets, or nanomagnets. One promising material for a potential new generation of recording media is an alloy of iron and platinum with an …
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