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A collaboration between Bay Area company aBeam Technologies, the Advanced Light Source, and the Molecular Foundry is bringing cutting-edge metrology instrumentation to the semiconductor market, which will enable a new level of quality control. More>
CellScope Loa enables safe treatment of river blindness (onchocerciasis) by detecting parasitic Loa loa worms in the blood. Developed by Dan Fletcher of the Biosciences Area, CellScope tools have enabled studies of retinal disease in Thailand, monitoring water quality in southern California, and diagnosing childhood earaches with the clip-on otoscope. More>
Simulating a universe is not a trivial matter, and some of the biggest tests of modern HPC systems come from cosmological simulations, which need to be both large-scale and high-resolution. A typical cosmological simulation today requires tens of millions of CPU hours and thousands of compute cores, which would take a best desktop computer over 2,000 years to run. More>
UC employees are invited to provide feedback on task force recommendations for new retirement benefits that affect future UC employees. A webinar will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 10, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. during which comments and questions can be submitted. More>