UC Riverside lab. UC has the most patents

The University of California leads in US patents

The UC system easily rises to the top when it comes to invention.

Judgment of Paris wine banner

The day California wine beat France

How two blind taste tests stunned the experts and changed the way the world drinks (and thinks about) wine.

Whetter baby UCLA

New app tells hearing-impaired parents when and why their baby is crying

Chatterbaby uses artificial intelligence to help determine if baby is hungry, fussy or in pain.

Edison record label

Digitizing Thomas Edison's record label

Recordings of Teddy Roosevelt and Morse code are among early audio experiments.

UC Merced students

The next Silicon Valley?

How UC Merced undergrads are solving real-life problems, from BART escalators to the disappearing monarch butterfly.

UCLA bottle open

Paralyzed hands move again

A nonsurgical technique allows six patients to turn doorknobs, open water bottles for the first time in years.

UC Santa Cruz Genomics Institute

UC Santa Cruz Genomics Institute receives funding for Human Cell Atlas projects

Three new projects will support efforts to develop a comprehensive reference atlas of all cells in the human body.

UC San Diego alcohol sensor

The end of the breathalyzer?

A tiny, injectable sensor could provide unobtrusive, long-term alcohol and drug monitoring.

Cyclotron demonstration

The ‘aha moment’ that led to nuclear physics

How Ernest O. Lawrence looked inside the atom — and beyond.

Rebecca Braslau UC Santa Cruz magazine

A safer, better plastic

Aging plastic leaches harmful chemicals. Rebecca Braslau has made it her life's work to create a safer alternative. 

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