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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.

November 20, 2009

Scientists, Technologists and Artists Generating Exploration – is a unique collaboration between the Professional Artists Lab, a dynamic artistic laboratory, and the California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI), an esteemed science institute, both housed at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

The prestigious STAGE International Script Competition, which awards a $10,000 prize to the best new play about science and technology, is now accepting scripts for its fourth round. The deadline for entries is December 15, 2009.

November 19, 2009

Physicists at UC Santa Barbara have made an important advance in electrically controlling quantum states of electrons, a step that could help in the development of quantum computing. The work is published online today on the Science Express Web site.

October 18, 2009

Professor Guillermo Bazan and a team of postgraduate researchers at UC Santa Barbara’s Center for Polymers and Organic Solids (CPOS) today announced a major advance in the synthesis of organic polymers for plastic solar cells.