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Green architecture – UC Davis Student Community Center

By Damir Beciri
One Comment5 June 2013

uc-davis-student-community-center-1The University of California recently set a minimum requirement that all new buildings meet standards equivalent to LEED Silver certification. New buildings are also required to be at least 20 percent more energy efficient than California code requirements. But the Davis campus has set their bar even higher – new buildings on the campus should… »


Waterproof fabric that drains away sweat

By Damir Beciri
21 May 2013

uc-davis-non-wettening-fabricWorkout enthusiasts, athletes and clothing manufacturers are all interested in fabrics that remove sweat and let the skin breathe. While cotton fibers and silk allow air to flow more freely, during heavy exercise cotton can get soaked, making it clingy and uncomfortable. Bioengineers at the University of California, Davis, have used new findings in microfluidics… »


Clean World Partners anaerobic digestion system

By Damir Beciri
21 April 2012

cwp-bio-refineryRuihong Zhang, a UC Davis professor of biological and agricultural engineering, has been working on her anaerobic digester technology for the past decade, bringing it from the laboratory to the pilot stage in 2006, and finally introducing it as first commercially available, high-solid anaerobic digestion system that is being commercialized by a Sacramento-based startup named… »


Barobo iMobot – an intelligent reconfigurable mobile robot

By Damir Beciri
25 March 2011

barobo-imobotIn our previous articles, we wrote about many modular robots and spoke about their importance in exploration missions. iMobot is an intelligent, reconfigurable modular robot invented by a UC Davis alumnus and a professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, and it is headed for commercial development with the help of a grant from the National… »