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New campaign shows agricultural partnerships and achievements

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Virtual reality shot of a mountainous area with a stream and valley

The UC Davis facility features projection screens on three walls that create an immersive, interactive environment. Using the facility, scientists can walk — or fly — into a three-dimensional, virtual representation of a landscape.

Using virtual reality to study earthquakes

Within hours of the Aug. 24, 2014, Napa earthquake, researchers from UC Davis' Department of Earth and Planetary Science were on the ground making measurements of surface ruptures and visible evidence of fault movements.

But geologists no longer have to do all their work in the field or on a map. UC Davis has a unique facility, the W. M. Keck Center for Active Visualization in Earth Sciences (KeckCAVES), which allows researchers to study from earthquakes in virtual reality.

Our 2010 feature, which includes a video fly-through of the Enriquillo Fault, describes how the KeckCAVES was used to study the Haiti and Mexicali earthquakes.


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UC Davis media sources offered on earthquakes and their aftermath

The following University of California, Davis, faculty are available to comment on various aspects of earthquakes and their effects. Please keep an eye out for additions to this list at http://news.ucdavis.edu. The source list will be listed on the right under resources for the media. Earthquakes,…

Farmworkers’ son active in UC Davis research wins prestigious NIH scholarship

Man in lab coat, goggles and gloves in a chemistry lab.

The stinging sweat and all-over aches from picking blackberries one summer tutored young Abraham Corrales of Watsonville in the harsh realities he’d already experienced as the youngest of 10 children of migrant farmworkers. “When you’re in the fields, you understand how everyone who’s…

Scholars present at annual sociological association meeting

Nearly 60 faculty and students at the University of California, Davis, will attend the 109th annual meeting of the American Sociological Association, with about half presenting papers or leading discussions. The meeting is being held in San Francisco at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square and the…

Why the hydrogen fuel cell vehicle rollout may now succeed

Woman about to get ready to get into a sleek purple car

A convergence of factors is propelling a market rollout of the hydrogen fuel cell vehicle, according to a new study from the Institute of Transportation Studies at the University of California, Davis. A key to hydrogen’s potential success is a new smart solution that clusters hydrogen fuel…

State of the Lake: High (tech) and dry at Tahoe

Lowering a white disk off a boat and into Lake Tahoe’s blue waters was once the most widely used indicator of the lake’s clarity and health. Today, the Secchi disk is still an important tool, but 46 years after the University of California, Davis, first began continuous monitoring of Lake…

New UC Davis program helps to bridge gap between research and market

Four University of California, Davis, researchers have been given $50,000 each in the inaugural year of a competitive grant program aimed at facilitating the conversion of technology generated from university research into commercial applications. The UC Davis Science Translation and Innovative…