Nanoscience

Loch Ness in winter

Winter is coming: A new scientific device creates electricity from falling snow

Researchers design a first-of-its-kind nanogenerator that makes electricity in remote areas.

UC Merced electronics wiring crop

Imagine a biodegradable cellphone

A look inside Moore Inventor Fellowship finalist Yue ‘Jessica’ Wang’s lab.

UC San Diego printed implants

3-D printed implants show promise for treating spinal cord injury

The soft, implantable “bridges” guide new nerve cells to grow where the spinal cord has been severed.

A man and a woman conduct a scientific experiment

UCLA scientists explain principles behind the superpowers of Ant-Man and the Wasp

The characters’ extraordinary abilities are pure science fiction. Or are they?

solar panels

Designing a solar tarp

Engineers are working to create a foldable, packable way to generate power from the sun.

Sunil Gandhi and Mathew Blurton-Jones headshots

Deciphering dementia’s gender gap

UC Irvine researchers win grant to explore why Alzheimer’s affects more women.

UC San Diego pancreatic cancer

New blood test rapidly detects signs of deadly cancer

Pancreatic cancer is often detected too late, but a new diagnostic tool shows promise.

UC San Diego alcohol sensor

The end of the breathalyzer?

A tiny, injectable sensor could provide unobtrusive, long-term alcohol and drug monitoring.

UC San Diego touch study

The amazing sensitivity of human touch

People can feel when surfaces differ by just a single layer of molecules, suggesting new avenues for touch technology.

How Captain America inspired new fuel-efficient cars

Mild-mannered materials scientist by day, comic book fan by night, Suveen Mathaudhu spends a lot of time thinking about superheroes. But it isn’t just a hobby: It’s research.

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