The frustrated attempts of a UCLA graduate student to quantify the amount of water draining from Greenland's melting ice sheet led him to devise a new way to measure river flows using satellite images.
Drawing lessons from the Northridge earthquake and many more since, dozens of UCLA researchers are helping ensure that we are better prepared for future quakes.
"Many of these are the first rocks that formed anywhere in the solar system," curator John Wasson said of the gallery's 1,500 meterorite specimens.
A scientist, together with a graduate student, used cutting-edge research tools at UCLA to help Turkish archaeologists decipher a large, neolithic mural that many believe is the world's earliest depiction of a volcanic eruption.
"Wow, that’s one big fish!" That was the reaction of everyone at UCLA’s Translational Research Imaging Center when a monster fish story became reality in the form of a rare 14-foot, 250-pound oarfish.