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What if you could go on a digital dive to experience shipwrecks and other maritime heritage? This is exactly what a team of engineers, scientists and archaeologists are planning to make reality as they launch the Bermuda 100 Challenge, an ambitious campaign to document at least 100 ships and artifacts as well as culturally and naturally significant sites in Bermuda’s shallow reefs.
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Japan’s second oldest university will open a U.S. office adjacent to UC San Diego in April, the two universities announced Monday. Kyoto University, which is already an international partner of UCSD, will open the office in the Sunroad Corporate Center at Eastgate Mall.
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The iconic humpback whale has been the subject of thousands of scientific papers. But it took nearly a decade for researchers in B.C. to discover something completely unexpected about the cetaceans’ seasonal movements up and down the province’s coast.
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The key to understanding Earth’s prehistoric magnetic field lies hidden in the rocks. Specifically, igneous rocks, basalts that cooled from liquid magma spewed out of volcanos.
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San Diego, February 23, 2017 — Good archaeologists typically have to imagine what an archaeological site would have looked like based on whatever an excavation uncovers. But trying to visualize the scene mentally is getting much-needed support as archaeologists gain access to “new tools to stoke imaginations,” according to an article in the new online magazine Mach, now being beta tested by NBC News Digital. “They’re experimenting with virtual reality and augmented reality to bring ancient and historic sites back to life,” wrote the article’s author, Megan Gannon, in the February article.
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The award celebrates excellence in science, philsophy, and the arts this month
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To say that UC San Diego archaeologist Geoffrey Braswell was surprised to discover a precious jewel in Nim Li Punit in southern Belize is something of an understatement.
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Former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Pakistan Tassaduq Jillani will share his views on how the judicial system in Pakistan has established its independence from the other branches of government. Following his presentation, the Honorable M. Margaret McKeown of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit will provide a comparative perspective and discuss the current challenges facing the U.S. courts. A reception will be held following the talk. Closest parking lots to the Faculty Club are P206 and P207. A limited number of parking permits will be available at the Faculty Club on a first come, first serve basis. Otherwise, permits will need to be purchased at the pay stations in lot P207 (directions). This event is sponsored by GPS's Center on Global Transformation.
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Deep within the ice shelves of Antarctica, there are stories—and musical compositions—to be told. Composer Glenn McClure recently teamed up with researchers at UC San Diego’s Scripps Institution of Oceanography and Birch Aquarium at Scripps to transform Antarctic ice shelf vibrations into unique musical arrangements.
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Albert Einstein considered the origin of the Earth’s magnetic field one of the five most important unsolved problems in physics. The weakening of the geomagnetic field, which extends from the planet’s core into outer space and was first recorded 180 years ago, has raised concern by some for the welfare of the biosphere.