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In the latest rankings by the Centre for Science and Technology Studies at Leiden University, UC Santa Barbara has placed second on the annual list of the top 500 major universities in the world in terms of impact in the field of the sciences.
Date: 04/19/2013
Type: Article
In the latest rankings by Leiden University in the Netherlands, UCSB ranked 2nd on the annual list of the top 500 major universities in the world in terms of impact in the field of the sciences. This represents a jump of five places from last year's annual ranking of the top 500.
Date: 04/17/2013
Type: Article
UCSB researchers, including Institute faculty Dan Morse, have discovered the mechanism behind squids and octopuses' ability to change colors. Aside from the possible applications in synthetic camouflage, this finding can have applications for increased energy efficiency in telecommunications.
Date: 07/25/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Communication
Larry Coldren
Institute faculty member Larry Coldren will direct UCSB's new research consortium: Photonic Integration for Coherent Optics (PICO). The new DARPA-funded group will focus on developing photonic technologies for communications and sensing applications.
Date: 09/26/2010
Type: Article
Technologies: Communication, Photonics
Researchers at UCSD find that rooftop solar photovoltaic panels offer shade to buildings and help keep them cool.
Date: 07/26/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: HVAC, Solar/Photovoltaics
The Institute for Public Policy Research recommends that the UK government increases their incentives for low-carbon and energy-efficient technologies. Greater manufacturer participation is required for the UK to meet its low-carbon economy goals.
Date: 06/05/2012
Type: Article
The British government is encouraging UK businesses to invest in energy-efficient technologies with their matching funds incentive, allowing UK businesses to be more competitive with foreign companies that benefit from lower energy costs.
Date: 05/15/2013
Type: Article
Ultra-low-power (ULP) electronics technology is being designed for energy production devices, not just to reduce the consumption in products anymore. The approach looks at harvesting small energy gains through low-temperature gradient thermoelectrics and solar cells.
Date: 07/08/2009
Type: Article
The porous structure of a new electrode material.
A startup called Nanotune has developed a way to make electrodes that result in ultracapacitors with five to seven times as much energy storage capacity as conventional ones. This development could make electric cars cheaper and extend their range.
Date: 05/04/2011
Type: Article
Ultracapacitors
Thanks to their electrostatic storage, recharging capacity and high efficiency, ultracapacitors are making energy storage systems more powerful across multiple industries.
Date: 10/27/2010
Type: Article
Technologies: Energy Storage

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