Nanoscience

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.

UC Berkeley cyborg bacteria

Cyborg bacteria turn into tiny, zero-waste solar panels

Chemists create a more efficient photosynthesis that can help produce green fuel.

UCLA Majorana particle

UCLA-led research offers clearest evidence yet of long-sought Majorana particle

Finding could provide the vehicle for carrying ‘qubits’ of data in quantum computing.

UC San Diego smart glove

Low-cost smart glove translates American Sign Language alphabet

Next-gen virtual tool could also be used in fields from telesurgery to defense.

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