San Diego environmental
A dock that washed away during the March 2011 tsunami that struck Japan lands on the Oregon Coastline. Credit: Oregon Parks and Recreation San Diego County’s hazardous materials division is working with local lifeguards, firefighters, 911 dispatchers and others to make sure they know how to respond if any suspicious debris starts washing up on [...]
Artz will serve an academic year as a Congressional Fellow to promote STEM education Anne Artz, a teacher at The Preuss School UCSD, has been selected as one of only 27 K-12 educators nationwide to be a Congressional Fellow for the 2013-2014 Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship Program, where she will serve for an academic [...]
Engineers who think like artists, physicists who thinks like dancers, scientists who think like poets, and designers who think like Mother Nature: These are some of the researchers from the University of California, San Diego on display at a public event on Friday, April 12 that will extol and explore the virtues of interdisciplinary collaboration [...]
In addition to the traditional educational curriculum, teaching students how to be good citizens is one of the primary goals of our schools. However, in today’s environment of ever growing budget constraints, school districts are forever trying to do more with less – which is the philosophy of recycling: less waste, more resources saved. Last [...]
New mathematical tool developed by a Scripps scientist can help avoid misleading conclusions for species management In the early 1940s, California fishermen hauled in a historic bounty of sardine at a time that set the backdrop for John Steinbeck’s “Cannery Row” novel. But by the end of the decade the nets came up empty and [...]
An old drug gives hope for new treatment in autism Autism results from abnormal cell communication. Testing a new theory, researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have used a newly discovered function of an old drug to restore cell communications in a mouse model of autism, reversing symptoms of the [...]
John Moore, professor of linguistics at UC San Diego, has been appointed the new provost of John Muir College. John Moore, professor of linguistics at the University of California, San Diego, has been appointed the new provost of John Muir College, effective September 1, 2013. Moore, who joined UC San Diego’s faculty in 1992, will [...]
According to patrons, the Malibu Library feels significantly larger, lighter, and brighter since its renovation. The Library Journal publishes its comprehensive Year in Architecture list and the LPA-designed Malibu Library scores a coveted spot. Officially open to the public on Earth Day, April 22, 2012, the Malibu Library is a renovation success story in a [...]
The CitiSense sensors transmit their air quality readings to smart phones. More pictures of the sensor and its smart phone interface can be found here. Computer scientists at the University of California, San Diego have built a small fleet of portable pollution sensors that allow users to monitor air quality in real time on their [...]
Hannah Icban. Inquiring young minds want to know what to do with items others might throw away and imagine the creativity of recycled art. With that in mind,Walker Elementary School Teacher Grace Nall entered her grade 4-5 class in the 2012 “Dare to Reuse” Art Contest. Her students took on the art challenge to find [...]
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