Technology & engineering

Mars rover on Mars visualization

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.

Woman in office playing with fidget spinner

Do fidget spinners really work?

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

Quantum computing illustration

New UC-led institute awarded $25M to explore potential of quantum computing and train a future workforce

The development of the quantum computer will be a real scientific revolution, says Dan Stamper-Kurn, UC Berkeley professor of physics and director of the institute.

Woman staring through transparent plastic at people wearing PPE

UC Berkeley launches trial of saliva test for COVID-19

Saliva can be gathered without medical supervision, unlike current tests, which saves time, money and precious PPE.

Sign language glove

Wearable-tech glove translates sign language into speech in real time

It is inexpensive, flexible and highly durable, UCLA bioengineers say.

UC Santa Cruz GetVirtual Zoom meeting

UC Santa Cruz–based nonprofit helps small businesses weather the COVID-19 lockdown by going analog to digital

Students partner with businesses to help keep local Santa Cruz standbys alive.

Chris Barty holds up Blu-ray diode

UC Irvine physicists exploring use of Blu-ray disc lasers to kill COVID-19, other viruses

Blu-ray back in style? Its low-cost technology could be employed in hand-held devices and ventilation systems.

Library stacks and a blue chair

A digital library revolution takes flight

UC libraries may be closed, but students and faculty still have access to 13 million digital volumes.

UCSF pink Zoom background

Say goodbye to boring backdrops and hello to UC

Take a trip through some of UC's most evocative locations with our Zoom backgrounds.

A face shield printed by UC Santa Barbara researchers

Researchers mobilize to print protective gear for local medical facilities

California NanoSystems Institute launches 3-D printed face shield and mask effort.