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Research Report: Satellite data reveals the rapid darkening of the Arctic

Forty-five years after scientists hypothesized that global warming would make Arctic Ocean surfaces darker, Scripps team determines how much the planet’s albedo has diminished

Popular Science magazine lauds San Diego innovations

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For more than a quarter century, Popular Science magazine has devoted its December issue to the “Best of What’s New.” Two innovations out of UC San Diego are among this year’s 100 awardees.

Research Report: Most detailed picture yet of key AIDS protein

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Three topics in this column: 1) Efforts to create an effective HIV vaccine have been stymied by the virus’s envelope protein. 2) Monoclonal antibodies offer new HIV control approach. 3) Economic boost of basic research

Mystery of Solar System’s earliest rocks explained

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Cosmochemists at UC San Diego have solved a mystery about the formation of the solar system: Why stony meteorites – among the oldest objects in the solar system – contain vastly different oxygen isotopes from those of terrestrial rocks from Earth, the Moon, and Mars.

Pinpointing unused space in wireless spectrum

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In addition to fee-based, licensed radio frequency bands for smartphones, sensors and other radio devices, consumers can also access a limited number of unlicensed bands – such as WiFi and Bluetooth – at no cost. Unlicensed bands, however, tend to be congested resulting in signal interference, data transmission bottlenecks, and lost calls. To increase capacity, what’s needed is the ability to rapidly and precisely pinpoint bands of unused radio spectrum and eliminate signal interference.

Research Report: The biological and social consequences of climate change

An ambitious new study describes the full chain of events by which ocean biogeochemical changes triggered by manmade greenhouse gas emissions may cascade through marine habitats and organisms, penetrating to the deep ocean and eventually influencing humans.

Research Report: ‘WIFIRE’ developed to predict wildfire behavior

UC San Diego researchers are building cyberinfrastructure to perform real-time data-driven assessment, simulation, prediction and visualization of wildfire behavior.

Scripps Research Institute Chemist Named MacArthur Fellow

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Chemist Phil S. Baran of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) has won a 2013 MacArthur Fellowship. He will receive a $625,000 fellowship over five years from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.MacArthur Fellowships – sometimes referred to as a “genius grant” – are awarded to individuals who have shown extraordinary originality and dedication in their creative pursuits.

Mechanism for cholera’s deadly effects revealed

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UC San Diego biologists have identified an underlying biochemical mechanism that helps make cholera toxin so deadly, often resulting in life-threatening diarrhea that causes people to lose as much as half of their body fluids in a single day.

Genetic adaptation for high altitudes identified

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Researchers from the Jacobs Schools of Engineering at UC San Diego have uncovered a genetic basis of chronic mountain sickness (CMS), also known as Monge’s disease. Caused by low-oxygen conditions at high altitudes CMS is characterized by headache, fatigue, sleepiness and depression. Severe cases can lead to life-threatening stroke or heart attack.

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  • Congregation Beth Am Labor Day Picnic September 2, 2014
    Congregation Beth Am held a festive Labor Day Picnic Sept. 1. This year is the 31st anniversary of this synagogue that started in a tire store in Solana Beach. […]
  • Suspects attempt to rob Solana Beach bank ATM September 2, 2014
    An attempt to break into an ATM at a Solana Beach bank branch early Sept. 2 using a cutting torch ended with the cash machine in flames and two suspects fleeing empty-handed. The suspects set off the ATM's alarm during the failed heist shortly after 2:30 a.m. in the 600 block of Lomas Santa Fe Drive near Glencrest Drive, according to sheriff's Lt. […]
  • First phase of Earl Warren Middle School reconstruction begins in Solana Beach September 2, 2014
    As kids kicked back this summer, San Dieguito Union High School District kicked off the first phase of its complete reconstruction of Earl Warren Middle School. The $41 million project is made possible by the passage of Proposition AA. […]