Nontraditional

A rich tradition of non-traditional thinking

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The art of conversation (with your computer)

Can we teach computers to understand what we really mean? UC Santa Cruz researchers are working to make that a reality, with help from linguistic cues culled from the online world, say Pranav Anand, associate professor of linguistics, and Marilyn...

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The gold standard

Enrico Ramirez-Ruiz, professor and chair of astronomy and astrophysics at UC Santa Cruz, has a sure-fire recipe for gold. All you have to do is get the densest stars in the universe—neutron stars—to fuse. Neutron stars in binaries will orbit each...

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Gaming the system

With popular games such as Doom and Call of Duty: Black Ops III grabbing headlines, it doesn’t seem as if video games could have a deeper purpose or be socially relevant. But UC Santa Cruz researchers are proving those perceptions false. Erin...