Technology & engineering

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Apply now for UC’s Startup Innovation Challenge

Winners will take home a $50K cash prize and get to network with industry leaders.

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First ‘plug and play’ brain prosthesis demonstrated in paralyzed person

In a significant advance, researchers have developed a way to make prosthetics ‘learn’ better from the brains that control them.

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Chess is taking over the online video game world — and both are changing from this unlikely pairing

Young, irreverent gamers on Twitch and the ancient world of chess are both transforming as their cultures collide.

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UC Irvine develops low-cost, accurate COVID-19 antibody detection platform

The portable imager could massively increase testing across the nation by the end of 2020.

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Destroyed ancient temple now open for virtual exploration

The UC San Diego Library digitally reconstructs the famed Temple of Bel in Palmyra, Syria, five years after its destruction.

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With a nod to UC Berkeley, Google crowdsources earthquake data

Billions of cell phones will supply real-time earthquake data around the globe.

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‘AeroNabs’ promise powerful, inhalable protection against COVID-19

 Scientists have devised a novel approach to halting the spread of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes the disease.

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New engineering research center to focus on agriculture technology

UC Merced joins three other campuses to sustainably meet the challenge of boosting global food production by 70 percent by 2050.

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UC Merced grad student, alumnus play significant role in Mars 2020 mission

As the rover soars toward Mars, a UC Merced lab will be partially responsible for its success.

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Do fidget spinners really work?

The study will assess whether a high-tech fidget device increases focus and relieves anxiety in adults with ADHD.