Intro to Computer Programming Gets a Makeover at UC San Diego

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UC San Diego undergrads taking an intro-to-computer programming course held a campus art show recently. The art? Glossy collages created by pairs of students as a week-four homework assignment for Beth Simon’s CSE8A class, the first programming course computer science majors take at the Jacobs School of Engineering. The students learn to program in Java by writing code to manipulate digital images and create art.

UC San Diego's Einstein Robot Has 'Emotional Intelligence'

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Albert Einstein may have written his last scientific theory more than half a century ago, but he's still honing his emotional intelligence in a laboratory at the University of California, San Diego. Scientists at UC San Diego's California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2) have equipped a robot modeled after the famed theoretical physicist with specialized software that allows it to interact with humans in a relatively natural, conversational way.

Safer Nanoparticle Spotlight Tumors, Deliver Drugs

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Small is promising when it comes to illuminating tiny tumors or precisely delivering drugs, but many worry about the safety of nano-scale materials. Now, a team of scientists has created miniscule flakes of silicon that glow brightly, last long enough to slowly release cancer drugs, then break down into harmless byproducts.

UC San Diego Engineers Bring Down the House

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Recent simulated earthquake tests conducted by UC San Diego engineers are expected to lead to retrofit schemes that make historic buildings safer. The structural engineers tested a structure similar to those that were built in California in the 1920s that have masonry-infilled walls and reinforced concrete frames.

Roger Tsien Gives Nobel Lecture at UC San Diego

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UC San Diego Nobel Laureate Roger Tsien Gives His Nobel Lecture Feb. 18 at the Price Center Theater.

A Step Ahead of the Next 'Big One'

From detection to warning, Scripps researchers are helping preparations for Earth's most elusive natural hazard

BILD 1: Scientific FUNding

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BILD 1 Fall 2008
Rhianon Anderson
Joshua Darnell
Elmar Malek
Ned Premyodhin
Jenna Rosenblatt
Antonio Venegas

TA: Sarah, W 7pm.

CSE125 Video Game Course (UCSD)

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Video highlighting the CSE 125 Video Game Course at UCSD.

Produced by Calit2

Advances to the Biochemical, Genetic and Genomic (BiGG) Database

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The BiGG database is a widely used resource for sharing genome-scale metabolic reconstructions. BiGG integrates several published genome-scale metabolic networks into one resource with standard nomenclature which allows components to be compared across different species. Furthermore, BiGG contains links to several publicly available databases where additional information can be found and integrated. In addition, BiGG contains a customized export tool that enables the generation of SBML...