Imperial Valley News Center
UCLA Anderson Forecast: National economy out of the doldrums, unemployment continues to decline
- Written by Elise Anderson
Los Angeles, California - UCLA Anderson Forecast’s fourth quarterly release of 2014 foresees the United States’ economy likely growing at a 3 percent pace during the next two years, as lower oil prices and higher wages bolster consumer spending and the unemployment rate falls to 5 percent. Along with consumer spending, aggressive corporate spending in equipment and software will fuel this growth.
A Control Knob For Fat?
- Written by Robert Perkins
Los Angeles, California - Like a smart sensor that adjusts the lighting in each room and a home’s overall temperature, a protein that governs the making of other proteins in the cell also appears capable of controlling fat levels in the body.
The winds of Titan
- Written by Andy Fell
Davis, California - As sand dunes march across the Sahara, vast dunes cross the surface of Saturn's largest moon, Titan. New research from a refurbished NASA wind tunnel reveals the physics of how particles move in Titan's methane-laden winds and could help to explain why Titan's dunes form in the way they do.
Plant breeding academy graduates to improve Africa’s ‘orphan’ crops
- Written by Pat Bailey
Davis, California - The African Plant Breeding Academy, run by the University of California, Davis, in collaboration with Mars Incorporated and their global partners, today graduated its first class of plant breeders in Nairobi, Kenya.
Cloudy water, even if it’s safe, affects rural immigrants’ health
- Written by Karen Nikos-Rose
Davis, California - Cloudy tap water may have a greater effect for California’s rural immigrants than merely leaving behind a bad taste, according to a new policy brief released by the Center for Poverty Research at the University of California, Davis.
Stanford faculty awarded seed grants for innovative energy research
- Written by Mark Shwartz and Mark Golden
Stanford, California - Stanford University's Precourt Institute for Energy, Precourt Energy Efficiency Center and TomKat Center for Sustainable Energy have awarded eight seed grants totaling about $1.5 million for promising new research in clean technology and energy efficiency.
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