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NASA's Van Allen probesHow did a third radiation belt appear in the Earth's upper atmosphere?

Since the discovery of the Van Allen radiation belts in in the Earth's upper atmosphere in 1958, space scientists have believed that these belts consisted of two doughnut-shaped rings of highly charged particles — an inner ring of high-energy...  Read More

UCLA's Chem 14Dreamers'Sweet Dreams (Are Made of Chemistry)'

When Eurythmics recorded their hit song "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)" in 1983, they somehow neglected to include chemical equations. Thirty years later, UCLA undergraduates Jessica Lee, Emily Chuang and Christine Nguyen have corrected the omission...  Read More

Tudor Padurariu, Francisc Bozgan, Ufuk Kanat and Dillon ZhiUCLA math students place third in prestigious North American competition

It's a six-hour math test so difficult that most of the 4,200 college students who take it receive a score of 0 out of a possible 120...  Read More

Meteorite MuseumUCLA's new Meteorite Museum rocks

Nearly 50,000 years ago, an asteroid fragment slammed into Earth approximately 40 miles east of what is now Flagstaff, Ariz. Upon impact, the celestial projectile...  Read More

China's Loess PlateauUCLA study shows warming in central China greater than most climate models indicated

Temperatures in central China are 10 to 14 degrees Fahrenheit hotter today than they were 20,000 years ago, during the last ice age, UCLA researchers report...  Read More

Telomerase EnzymeScientists map elusive 3-D structure of telomerase enzyme, key actor in cancer, aging

Like finally seeing all the gears of a watch and how they work together, researchers from UCLA and UC Berkeley have, for the first time ever, solved the puzzle...  Read More

Eric HudsonUCLA physicists' technique for cooling molecules may be a stepping stone to quantum computing

The next generation of computers promises far greater power and faster processing speeds than today's silicon-based based machines. These "quantum computers"...  Read More

Richard KanerRichard Kaner Selected to Give 2013-14 Faculty Research Lecture

Richard Kaner of chemistry and biochemistry and Katherine Stone of law have been selected by the UCLA Academic Senate as recipients of the 115th and 116th...  Read More

IoES students with Al GoreAl Gore and UCLA institute champion climate fixes together at fundraiser

Former vice president and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Al Gore energized a room filled with celebrities, environmentalists and UCLA researchers at a March 5 fundraiser...  Read More

Jorge TorresJorge Torres Named 2013 Cottrell Scholar

Jorge Torres, assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry at UCLA, has been named a 2013 Cottrell Scholar, based on his innovative research as well as his passion...  Read More

Heather MaynardNew Therapeutics Could Accelerate Wound Healing

In "before" and "after" photos from advertisements for wound-healing ointments, bandages and antibiotic creams, we see an injury transformed from an inflamed red gash...  Read More

Micro-SupercapacitorsUCLA Researchers Develop New Technique to Scale Up Production of Graphene Micro-supercapacitors

While the demand for ever-smaller electronic devices has spurred the miniaturization of a variety of technologies, one area has lagged behind in this downsizing revolution...  Read More

BertozziAndrea Bertozzi Named to UCLA's Betsy Wood Knapp Chair for Innovation and Creativity

Andrea Bertozzi, a professor of mathematics and director of applied mathematics at UCLA, has been named the inaugural holder of UCLA's Betsy Wood Knapp Chair for Innovation and Creativity...  Read More

Andrea BertozziKeck Foundation awards $1 million to team of UCLA scientists

A team of UCLA scientists has been awarded a prestigious $1 million grant from the W.M. Keck Foundation for research aimed at reshaping and improving how images and large data sets are collected and analyzed in science, engineering...  Read More

J William SchopfProfessor Awarded Paleontological
Society Medal

UCLA paleobiologist J. William Schopf has been awarded the 2012 Paleontological Society Medal. The society's most prestigious honor, the award recognizes those who have made significant contributions to the advancement of knowledge in...  Read More

joseph-rudnick-appointed-senior-240892Joseph Rudnick appointed senior dean of College of Letters and Science

Joseph Rudnick, dean of the Division of Physical Sciences, has been appointed senior dean of the College of Letters and Science by Chancellor Gene Block and Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Scott Waugh...  Read More

Vision 2021 LA final Dec 2012bUCLA environmental researchers release citywide plan, call on candidates to adopt

Environmental experts at UCLA, frustrated by years of Los Angeles making piecemeal progress or announcing 20-year proposals that could be undone by a new political regime...  Read More

nobel-ceremony-overviewProfessor Lloyd Shapley accepts Nobel prize in economics in Stockholm

UCLA emeritus professor of economics Lloyd Shapley today accepted the award known officially as the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel. Professor Shapley shared the 2012 prize with...  Read More

super SupercapacitorFinalist in the $200,000 FOCUS FOWARD Filmmaker Competition

Ric Kaner set out to find a new way to make graphene, the thinnest and strongest material on earth. What he found was a new way to power the world. THE SUPER SUPERCAPACITOR is a Finalist in the $200,000 FOCUS FORWARD Filmmaker Competition and is in the running to become the $100,000 Grand Prize Winner.  Read More

srp-view 150UCLA Researchers Find Evidence for Water Ice Deposits and Organic Material on Mercury

Planetary scientists have identified water ice and unusually dark deposits within permanently shadowed areas at Mercury's north pole..  Read More