Tuesday, January 23


Scientists at UCLA create stronger nano-sized fiber

Researchers at UCLA have taken an old method from a common spider and spun it into a new idea for creating stronger materials. The idea was to copy the approach spiders use in spinning a web and to apply this to a method for creating stronger nano-sized fiber materials, according to Thomas Hahn, mechanical and aerospace engineering professor at UCLA’s Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science, and Frank Ko, a materials engineering professor from Drexel University. Read more...




Briefs

One twin has surgery; both in stable condition at UCLA Both Maria Teresa and Maria de Jesus Quiej Alvarez remain in serious condition with stable vital signs in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at UCLA’s Mattel Children’s Hospital. Read more...



Science Brief

UCLA recently negotiated a new agreement with Network Associates, Inc., to continue the availability of McAfee antivirus software free of charge to UCLA departments, faculty and students. Read more...