aerial view, El Zotz, Guatemala

Capturing ancient Maya sites from both a rat’s and a ‘bat’s' eye view’

Drones and lasers help archaeologists study ruins hidden in Guatemalan jungle.

Teaching computers the nuances of human conversation

Computer scientist wants to make spoken dialogue systems more responsive to the user.

The sun rises as one of UC's top energy choices

Largest solar power purchase by a university moves UC closer to its goal of achieving carbon neutrality by 2025.

UCSF, Google Earth Engine make maps to predict malaria

UCSF is working to create an online platform that health workers around the world can use to predict where malaria is likely to be transmitted using data on Google Earth Engine.

diapered baby

The diaper detective

Team of engineering students develop an inexpensive, versatile pad to detect medical problems in infants.


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.

VE-HuNT screenshot

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.