How did a professor hack a smartphone? Through an app that's probably on yours.

Weakness in the Android operating system was exploited through a very common app. Windows, iOS may be vulnerable too.

UCSD professor Hovav Shacham with body scanner

Slip weapons past security? No problem

UC San Diego and other researchers find several loopholes in full-body X-ray scanners once used by the TSA and still used in courthouses, jails, and other government security checkpoints around the country.

Alum, postdoc among game-changing young innovators

MIT Technology Review's 35 Innovators Under 35 recognizes professor, telecom developer with ties to UC Santa Barbara and UC Berkeley.

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Virtual reality guides those whose memory is failing

Navigation system helps diagnose, monitor and train patients with cognitive decline.

Lourdes Morales

Grad student unites personal passion, programming skills to help others

Undaunted by her own impaired vision, Lourdes Morales is developing computer software to help blind people format documents.

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UCLA undergrads are first to build an entire satellite on campus

Dozens of students from majors across campus have spent thousands of hours on building a loaf-of-bread-sized satellite that will measure space weather.

Learn to code while playing Minecraft

A team of computer scientists has developed a software package that allows users to learn how to program while playing the popular video game.

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Can you trust that app?

That smartphone download might give a hacker access to your data. In response, computer scientists are set to receive $1 million to study smartphone security issues.

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Expanding access to specialty care

Electronic consultation program between primary care physicians and specialists aims to reduce unnecessary in-person appointments, improve patient outcomes and lower costs.

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Vision-correcting display makes reading glasses so yesterday

Researchers are developing screen displays that can compensate for a viewer's visual impairments to create sharp images without the need for corrective lenses.