Technology & engineering

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.

Black hole S0-2 illustration

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.

Rubik's Cube in someone's hand

UC Irvine algorithm solves Rubik’s Cube in just 1 second

In 20 moves, the artificial intelligence can solve a puzzle that keeps people busy for hours (or days ... or months ... )

Buzz Aldrin salutes the U.S. flag

An astronomical accomplishment

Fifty years after the Apollo 11 moon walk, a vexillologist looks at the challenge of planting the flag on the moon.

Street sign that warns, 'Spoiler ahead,'

Hate spoilers? This AI tool spots them for you

Neural networks-based SpoilerNet is designed to catch online spoilers before they catch you off guard.

Moonlander on the moon

UC Berkeley to put an experiment on the surface of the moon in the next 2 years

Among the select few chosen by NASA to put a project on the moon, campus scientists now race to get ready.

Two UC Irvine researchers

Researchers to join national effort to build atlas of human breast cells

The project, supported by a $4M grant from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, will be a vital part of the Human Cell Atlas.

Illustration of the DNA double-helix

Scientists chart course toward a new world of synthetic biology

Genetically engineered trees that provide fire-resistant lumber for homes? We're on the cusp of a revolution.

A fake President Obama and a real President Obama, as part of deepfake explanation

New technology helps media detect ‘deepfakes’

From wrinkled noses to pursed lips, the distinct quirks in how we speak may hold the key to combating manipulated videos.

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