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University of California Sues Retailers Over LED Bulbs

The University of California is looking to halt imports of vintage-style LED light bulbs that are sold at five of the nation’s biggest retailers, including Walmart Inc., Target Corp. and Amazon.com Inc. The University of California Santa Barbara says the …

Six-Story California Steel Structure Rattled by Simulated Earthquake

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego rocked and rattled a six-story steel frame building on a giant shake table Wednesday to see how the structure would withstand major earthquakes. The towering building jolted, shuddered and let out a …

California Study Examines Litigant Preferences for Resolving Civil Lawsuits

University of California, Davis Professor Donna Shestowsky has authored a new study, “The Psychology of Procedural Preference: How Litigants Evaluate Legal Procedures Ex Ante,” on the legal procedures preferred by people involved in civil lawsuits at the start of their …

Even Very Low BAC Levels Associated With Causing Car Crashes

Even “minimally buzzed” drivers are more often to blame for fatal car crashes than the sober drivers they collide with, reports a University of California, San Diego study of accidents in the United States. Led by UC San Diego sociologist …

Computer Model Anticipates Crime Hot Spots

A unique collaboration between a University of California, Riverside sociologist and the Indio Police Department has produced a computer model that predicts, by census block group, where burglaries are likely to occur. Using the model, the Indio department has developed …

University of California Sues Facebook, Wal-Mart Over Patents

A University of California patent licensee which has sued some of the biggest U.S. companies is taking on three more — Facebook Inc, Wal-Mart Stores Inc and the Walt Disney Co. Eolas Technologies Inc and the Regents of the University …

University of California Police Seek Arsonist After Campus Fire

Police at the University of California, Santa Barbara say they are looking for an arsonist after a fire that badly damaged a trailer, a water tender and other heavy equipment at a campus construction site. University police said in a …