Contributed by Grant Wienker – Looking at the cross-section between bioengineering and saving coral reefs.
– Featured Image By Melody Trujillo Daydreaming is one of the few intangible luxuries we humans possess that uniquely grants us the ability to temporarily live in an alternate reality. You may imagine yourself in a movie, kicking a villain’s butt, living life wildly on Mars, headlining at a sold-out concert, or even reimagining the killer remark you should have […]
By Mikayla Kauinana & Archit Tiwari Modern physics has transformed the world and the lives of the people in it. Its applications can range from microwave ovens, smoke detectors, and GPS to nuclear power, synthetic elements, and quantum mechanics. The speed of such advancements and our knowledge of classical physics has led some to suggest that we might be reaching […]
By Simone Wright Rocks are cool. They’re like small time capsules that describe the Earth’s history. The variety of characteristics impies a natural process unique to that rock; like a game of mystery to describe the events leading up to them. Geologists study rocks not only to understand/model Earth processes, but to access fundamental knowledge about the universe around us. […]
Exit the smoke filled house you’re partying in tonight. Take off the cat ears. Put your shirt back on and lace up your shoes. The only fear your friends have tonight is having someone throw up on the Night Owl back up to campus. Run away from all of that and fall into a foggy moonlit eve in 1796. […]
When pondering the universe, we can think of it as an iceberg floating in the ocean. All that we can see – the planets, the stars, the galaxies – is within the tip. Roughly one-tenth of the volume of an iceberg is above the water. Similarly, what we can “see” of the universe makes up only around 15% of the […]
This past week we had our first Tea Talk Tuesday, a biweekly seminar series for grad students in STEM and related fields. Talks are 20 minutes long with 10 minutes after for questions and discussion, plus we get tea, coffee, and snacks to round out a mid-afternoon break. We model the Tea Talks after Friday Forum, an interdepartmental seminar series […]
Today’s blog post marks the beginning of a series called ‘Postcards from Science’ which features science conducted by UCSC researchers in other parts of the world. The series will explore not only the details of the research, but also why the location is ideal, and what kinds of surprises and challenges the scientists encountered. Join us as we simultaneously explore […]