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What's causing the voltage fade in Lithium-rich NMC cathode materials?  7/16/18
What's causing the voltage fade in Lithium-rich NMC cathode materials?
Researchers led by a University of California San Diego team have published work in the journal Nature Energy that explains what’s causing the performance-reducing “voltage fade” that currently plagues a promising class of cathode materials called Lithium-rich NMC (nickel magnesium cobalt) layered oxides.
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Why are neuron axons long and spindly? Study shows they're optimizing signaling efficiency 7/11/18
Why are neuron axons long and spindly? Study shows they're optimizing signaling efficiency
A team of bioengineers at UC San Diego has answered a question that has long puzzled neuroscientists, and may hold a key to better understanding the complexities of neurological disorders: Why are axons, the spindly arms extending from neurons that transmit information from neuron to neuron in the brain, designed the way they are?
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Biosensor chip detects single nucleotide polymorphism wirelessly and with higher sensitivity 7/9/18
Biosensor chip detects single nucleotide polymorphism wirelessly and with higher sensitivity
A team led by the University of California San Diego has developed a chip that can detect a type of genetic mutation known as a single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) and wirelessly send the results in real time to an electronic device. The chip is at least 1,000 times more sensitive at detecting an SNP than current technology. The advance could lead to cheaper, faster and portable biosensors for early detection of genetic markers for diseases such as cancer.
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Scripps Entrepreneurs: Q&A with Scientists for Sustainable Technology 7/6/18
Scripps Entrepreneurs: Q&A with Scientists for Sustainable Technology
Entrepreneurs from Scripps Oceanography are advancing green and blue technologies with support from the Institute for the Global Entrepreneur. 
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UC San Diego nanoengineer named among MIT Technology Review's top innovators under 35 6/29/18
UC San Diego nanoengineer named among MIT Technology Review's top innovators under 35
MIT Technology Review has named Sheng Xu, a professor of nanoengineering at the University of California San Diego, as one of this year’s top innovators under 35. Xu is being recognized for inventing a clever way to make off-the-shelf electronics stretchable.
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5G and Beyond: health care and smart transportation 6/25/18
5G and Beyond: health care and smart transportation
The 5G and Beyond Forum hosted by the Center for Wireless Communications (CWC) at the Jacobs School of Engineering focused on the new applications this enhanced communication network will enable, particularly in health care and smart transportation.
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Rocket development gets a 'colossal' boost 6/22/18
Rocket development gets a 'colossal' boost
The University of California San Diego’s chapter of Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS) conducted a successful live fire test of its static rocket engine test stand, Colossus, in the Mojave Desert on June 16.
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New Product Launch from Bose tied to UC San Diego startup Hush 6/22/18
New Product Launch from Bose tied to UC San Diego startup Hush
Bose launched noise-masking sleepbuds this week. In 2016, Bose acquired Hush, a noise-cancelling smart earplug startup launched by undergraduates at the UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering. 
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