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  • GPS Tracking Down to the Centimeter

    Researchers at the University of California, Riverside have developed a new more computationally efficient way to process data from the Global Positioning System (GPS), to enhance location accuracy from the meter-level down to a few centimeters.

  • Research and Scholarship

    A team of scientists led by UCR's Wenbo Ma, associate professor of plant pathology, has been awarded a $4 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture in an attempt to save the United States citrus industry from a disease that has already devastated the industry worldwide.

  • Awards and Honors

    Book critic David L. Ulin, who teaches in UCR's Low Residency M.F.A. in Creative Writing and Writing for the Performing Arts in Palm Desert, has been named a finalist for the PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay for his book “Sidewalking: Coming to Terms with Los Angeles."

  • Who Says?

    "The science portrayed in comic books is fairly diverse. From the metals work that you see in Captain America’s shield and in Thor’s metal hammer and in Wolverine’s claws; to bio-inspired materials, like Spiderman’s web; to magnetic materials and energy materials as manipulated by Magneto." Suveen Mathaudhu, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, on how stories behind famous comic book characters can act as an aid in teaching science and engineering to the general public -CBS NEWS