Technology & engineering

Artificial intelligence graphic with tongue saying 'the end'

Will AI write the next great American novel?

A writer explores what happens to art when our muses become mechanical, when inspiration is not divine but digital.

Professor Arif, center, with graduate students Laxmi Pandey, left, and Gulnar Rakhmetulla

Lip-reading software helps users of all abilities to send secure messages

LipType lets people of all abilities send touch-free texts or emails without ever speaking aloud.

Chaput holds up a small object in front of the Declaration of Independence

John Chaput can store the Declaration of Independence in a single molecule

By using a synthetic genetic polymer, the researcher overcomes prior limitations and lets you hold the world in the palm of your hand.

Wearable patch prototype on skin

New skin patch brings us closer to wearable, all-in-one health monitor

The tool could be a boon to people who need to monitor underlying conditions, like diabetes or high blood pressure.

Shuji Nakamura in front of a blackboard with lights

How a Nobel Prize — and a prize from Queen Elizabeth — are won

Shuji Nakamura’s efforts have changed the world, earning him the 2021 Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering.

Kirin Suei demonstrating Sophie's BioNutrients

UC announces its 2021 Startup Innovation Challenge winners

Two UC-affiliated companies that focus on climate change solutions have won the 2021 UC Startup Innovation Challenge, while five others take home awards for social impact.

Astronauts and a facility on Mars illustration

Making methane on Mars

How physicists are making a return trip from the Red Planet a possibility.

Artificial intelligence conceptual graphic

UC convenes Artificial Intelligence Working Group to harness innovative technology, establish guardrails for equitable and ethical use

The group will harness the intellectual horsepower of the university to realize the benefits of AI while establishing necessary safeguards.

Oura ring

Wearable sensor may signal you’re developing COVID-19 — even if your symptoms are subtle

A ‘smart’ ring may flag early illnesses, a UCSF and UC San Diego study shows.

A search-and-rescue robot from Squishy Robotics

Meet the 10 disruptive technologies vying to win UC’s Startup Innovation Challenge

Two winners will take home $50K and get access to a global investor network.