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Biological cleanup discovered for certain “forever chemicals”
University of California, Riverside, chemical and environmental engineering scientists have identified two species of bacteria found in soil that break down a class of stubborn “forever chemicals,” giving hope for low-cost biological cleanup of industrial pollutants. 
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Breaking the heat barrier of computer innovation
As our computers and other electronic devices become faster and more powerful, they are coming closer to an undeniable physical limitation: heat generated by the electrons that carry information as they move through semiconductors.
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AI programs consume large volumes of scarce water
UCR study the first time estimates the huge water footprint from running artificial intelligence queries that rely on the cloud computations done in racks of servers that must be kept cool in warehouse-sized data processing centers. 
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14 Highlanders receive 2023 NSF Graduate Research Fellowships
The National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program, or NSF GRFP, announced its 2023 cohort and it includes 14 awardees and three honorable mentions who are current UCR undergraduates, graduates, or alumni.   NSF GRFP supports a diverse selection of graduate students pursuing a full-time, research-based master’s and doctoral degree in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, or STEM, at an accredited U.S. institution. 
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