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Expanding California’s water supply: You can’t store what isn’t there

California’s approval of a $7.5 billion water bond has bolstered prospects for expanding reservoirs and groundwater storage, but the drought-prone state can effectively use no more than a 15 percent increase in surface water storage capacity because of lack of water to fill it, according…

Scientists awarded 83 million core-hours of supercomputer access

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Sometimes time is the best gift of all. Eighty-three million core-hours on one of the world’s fastest supercomputers will be accessible to a group of scientists led by UCLA in collaboration with the Computational Infrastructure for Geodynamics, or CIG, based at UC Davis. Project lead Jonathan…

Latina scientists recognized as CAMPOS scholars

The University of California, Davis, is building a core of Latina faculty in science, technology, engineering, social sciences and math to educate and inspire a new generation of Californians. "There is a dearth of Latina STEM scientists in the nation, so the implications of having a critical mass…