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UC San Diego among six U.S. institutions in new Wu Tsai Human Performance Alliance

UC San Diego among six U.S. institutions in new Wu Tsai Human Performance Alliance

July 21, 2021

UC San Diego is one of six universities invited to participate in the Wu Tsai Human Performance Alliance, a scientific collaboration that aims to transform human health on a global scale through the discovery and translation of the biological principles underlying human performance. The UC San Diego arm of the Alliance is led by Andrew McCulloch, a professor in the departments of Bioengineering and Medicine. Full Story


We need to build more EV fast-charging stations, researchers say

We need to build more EV fast-charging stations, researchers say

May 5, 2021

A team of engineers recommends expanding fast-charging stations for electric vehicles as campuses and businesses start planning for a post-pandemic world. The recommendation is based on a study of charging patterns for electric vehicles on the University of California San Diego campus from early January to late May of 2020, after the university moved most of its operations online. Researchers say the findings can be applied to a broader range of settings.    Full Story


The Wave Beneath Their Wings

The Wave Beneath Their Wings

April 30, 2021

It’s a common sight: pelicans gliding along the waves, right by the shore. These birds make this kind of surfing look effortless, but actually the physics involved that give them a big boost are not simple.  Researchers at the University of California San Diego have recently developed a theoretical model that describes how the ocean, the wind and the birds in flight interact in a recent paper in Movement Ecology.   Full Story


CAREER awards for three researchers at UC San Diego Contextual Robotics Institute

CAREER awards for three researchers at UC San Diego Contextual Robotics Institute

April 29, 2021

Three researchers at the Contextual Robotics Institute at UC San Diego have received CAREER awards from the National Science Foundation in 2021. Their work ranges from robot mapping, to invertebrate locomotion, to autonomous robotic surgery.    Full Story


From self-driving cars, to drones, to healthcare robotics: UC San Diego at ICRA 2021 preview

From self-driving cars, to drones, to healthcare robotics: UC San Diego at ICRA 2021 preview

April 26, 2021

A record number of papers from robotics faculty at the University of California San Diego were accepted to the 2021 International Conference on Robotics and Automation taking place in Xi’an.China, May 30 to June 5. Full Story


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