Katia Vega UC Davis

The tech declared ‘coolest’ at SXSW

Katia Vega's tattoos, in which biosensors replace ink, earn the “Sci-fi No Longer” award.

UC San Diego heart disease

New test can diagnose a heart attack within an hour

The improved diagnostic tool can detect heart attacks faster, and has already saved lives.

UC Santa Barbara robot hero

The singing robot (and what it tells us about ourselves)

Hannah Wolfe wants to make us more comfortable with the robots that are increasingly part of our lives.

UC Riverside tap water

Toilet-to-tap water gets its first blind taste test

The results will definitely surprise you.

five points farm

How the Paris climate accord is becoming reality at UC

UC's new strategy to wean off natural gas will make the university a global leader — and best of all, it's scalable.

smog spray UCSF

Everyday chemicals surpass cars as source of urban air pollution

A new study finds a shockingly high contribution from paints, pesticides, perfumes as vehicle emissions drop.

UCSF heart smartwatches

Wearables could catch heart problems that elude your doctor

Smart watches can detect irregular heartbeats with startling accuracy. Can they predict heart disease?

UC San Diego reach through the screen

New ‘4-D goggles’ allow wearers to be ‘touched’ by approaching objects

Reaching through the screen is about to get more extreme.

UC Berkeley traffic app

Why traffic apps make congestion worse

Has your traffic app ever led you into a jam? The solution is smarter apps that actually talk to one another.

window tint UC

Scientists create smart windows that actually generate electricity

Scientists have discovered an ideal window material that can block the sun's heat and glare, while generating electricity.

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