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In conventional electronic devices, electricity requires the movement of electrons (blue spheres) and their positive counterparts, called holes (red spheres), which behave much like the gas molecules in our atmosphere. Although they move rapidly and collide infrequently in the gas phase, electrons and holes can condense into liquid droplets akin to liquid water in devices composed of ultrathin materials. Credit: QMO Lab, UC Riverside

Physicists create exotic electron liquid

By bombarding an ultrathin semiconductor sandwich with powerful laser pulses, physicists at the University of California, Riverside, have made the first "electron liquid" at...
How does the human brain marks time?

How does the human brain marks time?

Neurobiologists from the University of California have recently discovered a key component of how the human brain marks time. For this work, they took...
Patients awaiting epilepsy surgery agreed to keep a running log of their mood while researchers used tiny wires to monitor electrical activity in their brains. The combination revealed a circuit for sadness.

Researchers uncover a circuit for sadness in the human brain

Human brain networks that encode variation in the mood on naturalistic timescales remain largely unexplored. In a new study, scientists combined multi-site, semi-chronic, intracranial...

Scientists developed a neural network that operates on light

A group of scientists at the University of California has recently devised a new type of neural network that operates on light instead of...
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Drought treatment reorganizes plants’ microbiomes

A new study by the Department of Plant and Microbial Biology (PMB) suggests that presenting sorghum plant to drought conditions may enrich of a distinct set...
Making Batteries From Waste Glass Bottles

Making Batteries From Waste Glass Bottles

Researchers at the University of California, Riverside have created nano silicon anodes for high-performance lithium-ion batteries out of waste glass bottles. As li-ion batteries found in...