Archive Tag: Research

UCLA was named as a leader in climate science research in a report released by the National Council for Science and the Environment (NCSE) in November 2019 titled Climate Science Research in the United States and U.S. Territories: Survey of Scientific Publications from Selected Public Universities. NCSE examined 80 public universities focused on climate-related science across all 50 states during a five-year period between 2014 and 2018, during which UCLA contributed 247 papers on climate change impacts.

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Stephanie Pincetl, director of the California Center for Sustainable Communities and professor-in-residence at the UCLA Institute of Environment and Sustainability (IoES), will be a co-principal investigator on a National Science Foundation pilot project to study urban trees. Darrel Jenerette, a professor and landscape biologist at University of California, Riverside, is lead principal investigator.

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A Science Times article highlighted the development of an artificial material that mimics the circadian rhythm of the sunflower created by scientists from UCLA and Arizona State University. Currently, solar panels are installed with solar cells fixed in one position. The new sunflower-like biomimetic omnidirectional tracker, known as SunBOT, regulates its own movements to face the sun at an optimal position to absorb light from the sun more efficiently. 

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