Peidong Yang, 2015 MacArthur Fellow

Chemist Peidong Yang receives MacArthur ‘genius award’

Synthetic leaf project aims to convert sunlight into transportation fuel through photosynthesis.

New nanomaterials take research to Mexico, possibly into space

Researchers will build working models with Mexican counterparts and seek to pair with NASA to create space-friendly methods of health treatment.

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Tiny motors rev up to tackle rising carbon dioxide levels

Machines much smaller than the width of a human hair could one day help clean up ocean pollution.


3-D-printed tiny fish do more than swim

Synthetic microfish set the stage for 'smart' microrobots that can detoxify or deliver medications. 

UCLA scientists California NanoSystems Institute

UCLA scientists create quick-charging hybrid supercapacitors

Charge storage device created at California NanoSystems Institute is vast improvement over existing models.

Tiny laser sensor heightens bomb detection sensitivity

New technology under development at UC Berkeley could soon give bomb-sniffing dogs some serious competition.

UC Riverside to lead New Energy Frontier Research Center project

Multi-university team to receive $12 million from the Department of Energy to pursue fundamental advances in energy production, storage and use.
Shaochen Chen

Liver-like device, via 3-D printer

External device, like dialysis, emulates the liver's ability to remove toxins from the bloostream.
staph/nanotube shape

Scientists show which surfaces attract clingy Staph bacteria

Berkeley Lab and UC Berkeley researchers are investigating how shapes and surface texture influence the adhesion of infectious Staphylococcus Aureus bacteria. Their work could lead to a more nuanced understanding of what makes a surface less inviting to bacteria.
Infant in NICU

Tattoo electronics used to monitor newborns

Study will test whether bulky electronics could be replaced with a stamp-sized wearable patch of tiny circuits, sensors, and wireless transmitters.