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April 07, 2010

Electronics manufacturers are hailing 2010 as the year that white LED (light emitting diode) lighting will make its mark on the household lighting market. The market is nonetheless still in an infant stage. Shuji Nakamura at the University of California at Santa Barbara, US – who in 1992 developed the elusive blue LED, the final piece in the puzzle needed to produce white LED light says that he expects LEDs to become the dominant form of white lighting, but not until product prices drop sharply.

March 23, 2010

The science of very small things is the focus of "NanoDay," sponsored by UCSB and hosted by the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History on Saturday, March 27, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

March 17, 2010

Researchers at UC Santa Barbara have provided the first clear demonstration that the theory of quantum mechanics applies to the mechanical motion of an object large enough to be seen by the naked eye. Their work satisfies a longstanding goal among physicists.

March 05, 2010

Nobel-winning physicists play two others in a Santa Barbara reading from the Tony-winning ‘Copenhagen.’

March 01, 2010

UC Santa Barbara’s Center for Nanotechnology in Society (CNS), the Materials Research Lab (MRL), and the California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI) are inviting residents of the Santa Barbara area to attend a free public forum –– called "Nano-Meeter" –– to learn about new nanoscale materials and the future of batteries, fuel cells, and our energy needs

February 26, 2010

Researchers from two National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded Materials Research Science and Engineering Centers at Princeton University and the University of California, Santa Barbara made a significant breakthrough in the worldwide pursuit of quantum computing. They engineered a method to control the spin of a single electron within a magnetic field without disturbing other nearby electrons.

February 05, 2010

Just as the heartbeats of today’s electronic devices depend on the ability to switch the flow of electricity in semiconductors on and off with lightning speed, the viability of the "spintronic" devices of the future — technologies that manipulate both the flow and magnetic "spin" of electrons — will require similarly precise control over semiconductor magnetism.

January 26, 2010

Lighting pioneer Shuji Nakamura of UC Santa Barbara has been named one of the two winners of the 2009 Harvey Prize for advancements in science and technology.

December 15, 2009

It’s reasonably clear that open source is the heart of cloud computing, with open-source components adding up to equal cloud services like Amazon Web Services. What’s not yet clear is how much the cloud will wear that open source on its sleeve, as it were.

December 14, 2009

Scientists at UC Santa Barbara, in collaboration with scientists at University of Michigan, have developed synthetic particles that closely mimic the characteristics and key functions of natural red blood cells, including softness, flexibility, and the ability to carry oxygen.

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