Skip directly to: Main page content

Category Archives: Uncategorized

Help fund koala microbiome study

The koala might be the world’s cutest animal. It also has a strange and toxic diet, and koalas are threatened by chlamydia, a sexually transmitted disease. How are these things related? Koalas live on eucalyptus leaves, which are so full …
Continue reading about Help fund koala microbiome study

UC Davis reactor gets a role in Mars mission

By Jocelyn Anderson As NASA prepares for manned missions into deep space, UC Davis’ McClellan Nuclear Research Center is playing an integral role in the groundwork. The center recently helped develop a technique for performing neutron radiography on a breakable …
Continue reading about UC Davis reactor gets a role in Mars mission

Hybrid “super mosquito” resistant to insecticide-treated bed nets

Interbreeding of two malaria mosquito species in the West African country of Mali has resulted in a “super mosquito” hybrid that’s resistant to insecticide-treated bed nets. “It’s ‘super’ with respect to its ability to survive exposure to the insecticides on …
Continue reading about Hybrid “super mosquito” resistant to insecticide-treated bed nets

Three students win EPA fellowships

Three UC Davis graduate students are among 105 to receive Science To Achieve Results (STAR) fellowships from the Environmental Protection Agency. The STAR fellows will receive a maximum funding of $42,000 a year for up to two years for doctoral …
Continue reading about Three students win EPA fellowships

Honda releases plans for energy-efficient smart home

The Honda Smart Home at UC Davis’ West Village has got lots of attention since it was opened earlier this year. (For the latest, see this photospread in Dwell magazine). Now Honda is making detailed plans and information about fixtures …
Continue reading about Honda releases plans for energy-efficient smart home

Social or Stinky? New study reveals how animal defenses evolve

When people see a skunk, the reaction usually is “Eww,” but when they see a group of meerkats peering around, they often think “Aww.” Why some animals use noxious scents while others live in social groups to defend themselves against …
Continue reading about Social or Stinky? New study reveals how animal defenses evolve

Probing the surface, and just below

Contributed by Lynn Yarris, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab “The interface is the device,” Nobel laureate Herbert Kroemer famously observed, referring to the remarkable properties to be found at the junctures where layers of different materials meet. In today’s burgeoning world …
Continue reading about Probing the surface, and just below

Balancing act: How UC Davis contributes to nation’s largest marine protected area network

If one were to set aside an area of the ocean that was off limits for fishing, how would that affect the population of, say, abalone, rockfish or some other fish species? How much catch would be lost or gained …
Continue reading about Balancing act: How UC Davis contributes to nation’s largest marine protected area network

UC Davis biosci major wins Hughes fellowship for grad school

Congratulations to Brenda Marin-Rodriguez, an undergraduate student in the UC Davis College of Biological Sciences, who has been awarded one of nine Gilliam Fellowships for Advanced Study by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. The fellowships provide $46,500 per year for …
Continue reading about UC Davis biosci major wins Hughes fellowship for grad school

UC Davis Physics, Milton Gardner and the President of China

Wednesday afternoon I joined a delegation of Chinese journalists, including the China News Service and People’s Daily, visiting UC Davis as they met with faculty and students of the Physics Department. Earlier, the group had lunch with Winston Ko, dean …
Continue reading about UC Davis Physics, Milton Gardner and the President of China