Saturday, June 15

Wind explored as energy source

UCLA researchers are looking to wind power to meet the increasing need for alternate and renewable energy sources. An $80,000 California Energy Commission grant to research wind-generated electricity has been awarded to electrical engineering professor A.V. Read more...


New security technologies presented at UCLA symposium

As homeland security becomes increasingly important, UCLA researchers are developing technologies to protect civil infrastructures such as highways and water supplies. Researchers presented their technologies during a homeland security symposium hosted Friday by the Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science. Read more...



Tracing out a scientific discovery

The Fowler Museum of Cultural History’s “Ecce Homology” is one exhibit that has a science behind the art. A late addition to the Fowler’s multi-faceted exhibition called “From the Verandah: Art, Buddhism, Presence,” “Ecce Homology” uses Asia’s staple crop to explore the genomic relationships that give form and function to both humans and rice. Read more...



Fire effectively fights fire

After nearly a century of fire suppression, it turns out Smokey the Bear was wrong ““ we should not be preventing forest fire after all. On the contrary, science advocates fighting fire with fire ““ using intentional, controlled burning as a method of wildfire prevention. Read more...




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