Fig. 1 - University of California

Fig. 1 is a web video series that covers interesting research topics coming out of the University of California.  Below are a selection of videos I produced for the channel. For more videos visit the Youtube page here.

When it comes to who identifies as LGBTQ, there's a generation divide in the United States. Studies show between 3 to 4.5 percent of adults identify as LGBTQ - compared to about 8 to 9 percent of teenagers. If only we had an incredibly powerful tool to validate this trend across the population.
Materials scientist Suveen Mathaudhu shows us how both our favorite superheroes and real-world scientists create materials to save the world every day. Can Laser Make The Internet Faster?: Subscribe! At UC Riverside he spends a lot of time thinking about superheroes and they play a big role in his research.
To most of us dust is just something we clean off our furniture, but to scientists dust can cause big problems in the lab. Computer chips are put together and tested in what are called clean rooms. These environments use filters to limit the amount of particles of dust in the air.
Are your political views based on facts or your morals? What makes a libertarian tick? Peter Ditto explains how morals shape our worldview. Subscribe! How Power Makes People Selfish: UC Irvine Professor Peter Ditto studies human judgment and decision-making. Ditto is fascinated by biases and "motivated reasoning," where people's beliefs and morals influence their interpretation of facts.