Regional heritage in architecture and urban design

submitted by: kpezzoli

Mentored by Teddy Cruz students Emma Feeney, Jamie Intervalo, Nathaniel Kwak and Charles Liu present their work on "Regional heritage in architecture and urban design" for the grand challenge "Sustainable Design of Buildings & Urban‐Ecological Landscapes" for the USP 187: Senior Sequence Research Project. For more information please see: http://seniorsequence.net/

Smart growth and new urbanism

submitted by: kpezzoli

Mentored by Michael Stepner students Lisa Chau, Juliet Oh, Willy Staley and Danny Yunpresent their work on "Smart growth and new urbanism" for the grand challenge "Sustainable Design of Buildings & Urban‐Ecological Landscapes" for the USP 187: Senior Sequence Research Project 1.2.2. For more information please see: http://seniorsequence.net/

LEED criteria in theory and practice

submitted by: kpezzoli

Mentored by Greg Nelson students Hooman Bamdad, Sean Mayer, Keri Robinson, Scott Roehrick present their work on "LEED criteria in theory and practice" for the grand challenge "Sustainable Design of Buildings & Urban‐Ecological Landscapes" for the USP 187: Senior Sequence Research Project 1.2.1. For more information please see: http://seniorsequence.net/

The High Performance Wireless Research and Education Network (HPWREN)

submitted by: Hans

The High Performance Wireless Research and Education Network (HPWREN) is a National Science Foundation funded network research project, which also functions as a collaborative interdisciplinary and multi-institutional cyberinfrastructure for research, education, and first responder activities. The program includes the creation, demonstration, and evaluation of a non-commercial, prototype, high-performance, wide-area, wireless network in San Diego, Riverside, and Imperial counties.

Methylphenidate Decreased the Amount of Glucose Needed by the Brain to Perform a Cognitive Task

submitted by: noravolkow
The use of stimulants (methylphenidate and amphetamine) as cognitive enhancers by the general public is increasing and is controversial. It is still unclear how they work or why they improve performance in some individuals but impair it in others. To test the hypothesis that stimulants enhance signal to noise ratio of neuronal activity and thereby reduce cerebral activity by increasing efficiency, we measured the effects of methylphenidate on brain glucose utilization in healthy adults. We...
Authors: Nora d. Volkow, Joanna s. Fowler, Gene-jack Wang, Frank Telang, Jean Logan, Christopher Wong, Jim Ma, Kith Pradhan, Helene Benveniste, James m. Swanson

Saving the Tijuana Estuary

submitted by: ucsandiego

The estuary stands as the last barrier between the Pacific Ocean and pollution. Its mix of plants and silt acts as a filter that purifies inland rain and flood waters before they reach the ocean. The beaches of Imperial Beach are closed about 180 days every year. Without the estuary, they would be closed year round.