Technology & engineering

Kayla Gomez and Josue Perez

Human Rights Lab trains students to investigate wrongdoing

This fall, 19 students will begin investigating alleged human rights abuses with their new high-tech sleuthing skills.

Workers install solar panels on a roof

Our energy grid is vulnerable. Locally sourced power may be the answer.

Solar-powered microgrids could be key in the face of increasing wildfire risk and cybersecurity threats.

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A breath test for opioids

UC Davis and Lawrence Livermore Lab researchers have developed a new method for detecting opioids.

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Brain implant restores visual perception to the blind

People without sight can detect motion, distinguish light and dark with a new wireless device.

Two scientists in lab coats looking at a tooth sample

Where DNA falls short in cracking crimes, scientists can use this new tool

Crime buffs know DNA has transformed forensics, but isn't always good enough. That's where proteomics comes in.

Mathieu Prévot displays water collected by the harvester

Water harvester makes it easy to drink water from thin air

A device that cycles 24/7 to produce enough water from desert air to drink is close to hitting the market.

Bluetana phone app in the lab

New app allows inspectors to find gas pump skimmers faster

A new tool will help detect devices that criminals install in gas pumps to steal consumer credit and debit card data.

Human eye lens

New robotic lens lets you zoom in by blinking your eye

The lens is the first example of an interface between humans and soft machines. Is ‘The Terminator’ next?

Woman confused by what's on her computer

Spotting misinformation online via artificial intelligence

Computer scientist William Wang’s deep learning project aims to understand the spread of online misinformation.

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Einstein was right about relativity, UCLA says — for now

Welcome to ‘extreme astrophysics’ — the most detailed study ever of a supermassive black hole and Einstein’s general theory of relativity.

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