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As UCSB’s Sustainability Champion, computer scientist Chandra Krintz has moved closer to her goal of enabling smarter, more sustainable farming through technology
Date: 06/29/2016
Type: News
The Department of Energy just announced $82 million in funding for advanced nuclear reactor research and development. The projects that will receive funding will attempt to jump start technology that could provide zero-carbon energy.
Date: 06/20/2016
Type: News
Technologies: Energy Conversion
Britain has become the first country to set a shut-down date for coal plants in an effort to reduce their carbon emissions, with huge economic and social impacts.
Date: 11/18/2015
Type: News
Technologies: General Information
Computer Science Professor Chandra Krintz recently gave a TEDx talk about how the same data analysis and prediction techniques used by tech companies such as Amazon and Google for targeted advertisement and marketing could be used to make farmers and ranchers more productive.
Date: 11/09/2015
Type: News
A collection of more than 80 American companies including Walmart, Alcoa and Coca-Cola have agreed to a White House-led plan to combat climate change, the Obama administration said Monday, as the president ramps up his climate plan.
Date: 10/20/2015
Type: News
UCSB’s International Year of Light Symposium highlighted the science and engineering behind the light technology that has come to dominate not only communications and energy efficiency, but also medicine and entertainment.
Date: 10/12/2015
Type: News
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
CRDF Global is seeking female researchers in the U.S. to attend an event in Doha, Qatar, where they will meet with female Qatari graduate students in the natural sciences/engineering. The event is co-sponsored by the Qatar National Research Foundation.
Date: 08/24/2015
Type: News
Technologies: Materials
Scientists from the American Chemical Society are developing a unique, "green" antenna that could potentially double the efficiencies of certain kinds of solar cells and make them more affordable.
Date: 08/18/2015
Type: News
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
On Tuesday, the Advanced Energy Economy Institute released a report that calls for California regulators to consider entirely new ways for its major utilities to invest in and operate a distributed energy resource-rich grid, and how to get paid for it.
Date: 08/11/2015
Type: News
Researchers at the University of Manchester in the U.K.,in collaboration with the company European Thermodynamics Ltd., have called upon graphene to make thermoelectric materials more useful.
Date: 08/10/2015
Type: News
Technologies: Thermoelectrics

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