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UC San Diego: COVID Gets Airborne

In May 2021, the Centers for Disease Control officially recognized that SARS-CoV-2—the virus that causes COVID-19—is airborne, meaning it is highly transmissible through the air.Now University of California San Diego Professor and Endowed

UC San Diego: SOARS Readies for Flight

A new miniature ocean is being constructed on UC San Diego’s Scripps Institution of Oceanography campus, housed under the distinctive wave-shaped roof of its iconic Hydraulics Laboratory.The Scripps Ocean Atmosphere Research Simulator, or

UC San Diego: The Proof is in the Poop

When early evidence emerged that people with COVID-19—whether or not they have symptoms—shed the virus in their stool, “the sewer seemed like the ‘happening’ place to look for it,” said Smruthi Karthikeyan, an environmental engineer and