Tag Archives: University of California

World’s First Microchip Developed with 1000 Independent Processors

A team of researchers at the University of California, Davis, have developed an energy-efficient “KiloCore” chip with a computation rate of 1.78 trillion instructions per second, containing 621 million transistors, which is slated to be the world’s first 1,000-processor chip. This is far above Fujitsu K computer with 10 billion instructions per second. Instructions per second (IPS) is a measure ...

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University of California, Berkeley Law School Dean Sujit Choudhry Quits

Amid sexual harassment charges, University of California at Berkeley law school dean Sujit Choudhry has resigned, while the administration said it made a mistake overseeing similar allegations in July 2015. This is second in row that a famous faculty of the school resigned over sexual scandals. Chancellor Nicholas Dirks and Provost Claude Steele said in a statement: “We must move ...

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Routine Dementia Treatment Can Prompt Damaging Weight Loss: New Study

In a new discovery, scientists found that medication of one major disease could cause another major adverse effect on health. Scientists from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) discovered that routine drugs used for the treatment of dementia can lead to damaging reduction of weight, recommending that clinical experts must confront this issue before prescribing these medicines to older ...

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Soybean Oil Can Turn You More Obese, Diabetic: Study

We’re all familiar with the harmful effects of sugar, especially fructose content in processed foods. But a new study by American scientists has shown that elevated content of soybean oil in a diet is even more harmful and causes more obesity compared to fructose. Researchers from the University of California, Riverside (UCR) performed an experiment on male mice by feeding ...

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Broadband to Wideband: What it Means?

Move over, decade-old broadband, here comes wideband, if the revolutionary speed of sending data via fiber optic cables at 12,000 kilometers speed becomes a reality soon, which is sure to be in a couple of years from now. University of California, San Diego engineers have increased the maximum power of signal to be sent through optical fibers, which provide the ...

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Fasting by Women Brings Down Breast Cancer Risk: Study

Here is a reason why Indian women go on fasting during festivals or as often as possible in the name of a God or Goddess — it may reduce the risk of cancer among women, says new research. And overnight fasting gives the best results. The researchers found that a decrease in time spent on eating and an increase in ...

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