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Black Holes NPRBlack Holes One Of Space's Great Paradoxes

Astronomers know a few things about black holes. On the other hand, Ensign Chekhov and Mr. Spock seem to know all about them...  Read More

Thirty Meter TelescopeMission to build world's most advanced telescope reaches major milestone

With the signing last week of a "master agreement" for the Thirty Meter Telescope — destined to be the most advanced and powerful optical telescope in the world — the University of California and UCLA moved a step closer to...  Read More

Kuo-Nan LiouAtmospheric scientist wins Revelle Medal from American Geophysical Union

UCLA atmospheric scientist Kuo-Nan Liou will receive the 2013 American Geophysical Union Roger Revelle Medal, an award that recognizes scientists for “their outstanding contributions in atmospheric sciences, atmosphere-ocean coupling...  Read More

The Human ElementThe Human Element

“In 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue,” and discovered America. Or rather, he was the first European to reach America, where millions of people already lived. And actually some Norsemen had been to the continent before him anyway. That’s how tidy...  Read More

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

UCLA chemistry graduate student ready for her Nobel journeyUCLA chemistry graduate student ready for her Nobel journey

From the time she was a young girl, Crystal Valdez was fascinated by science. "When I first learned we are composed of cells and that cells are composed of molecules and atoms, I was amazed and wanted to understand how it...  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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Data Do-GooderData Do-Gooder

Data science is not just good for business. Jake Porway Ph.D. '10, a former data scientist in The New York Times' Research & Development Lab, is founder and executive director of Data-Kind, a nonprofit connecting scientists with social organizations...  Read More