Technology & engineering

Wearable patch prototype on skin

New skin patch brings us closer to wearable, all-in-one health monitor

The tool could be a boon to people who need to monitor underlying conditions, like diabetes or high blood pressure.

Shuji Nakamura in front of a blackboard with lights

How a Nobel Prize — and a prize from Queen Elizabeth — are won

Shuji Nakamura’s efforts have changed the world, earning him the 2021 Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering.

Kirin Suei demonstrating Sophie's BioNutrients

UC announces its 2021 Startup Innovation Challenge winners

Two UC-affiliated companies that focus on climate change solutions have won the 2021 UC Startup Innovation Challenge, while five others take home awards for social impact.

Astronauts and a facility on Mars illustration

Making methane on Mars

How physicists are making a return trip from the Red Planet a possibility.

Artificial intelligence conceptual graphic

UC convenes Artificial Intelligence Working Group to harness innovative technology, establish guardrails for equitable and ethical use

The group will harness the intellectual horsepower of the university to realize the benefits of AI while establishing necessary safeguards.

Oura ring

Wearable sensor may signal you’re developing COVID-19 — even if your symptoms are subtle

A ‘smart’ ring may flag early illnesses, a UCSF and UC San Diego study shows.

A search-and-rescue robot from Squishy Robotics

Meet the 10 disruptive technologies vying to win UC’s Startup Innovation Challenge

Two winners will take home $50K and get access to a global investor network.

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The 10 biggest (non-COVID!) science stories you might have missed in 2020

During any other year, these groundbreaking advances would have been big news. Here’s some of what you may have missed while you were busy washing your hands.

Diagnostic test and sample illustration

New CRISPR-based COVID-19 test uses smartphone cameras to spot virus RNA

The low-cost diagnostic tool can provide accurate results in under 30 minutes and is simple enough to be made available in the home.

COVID notification app

University of California to lead state’s rollout of CA Notify

The state has asked UC to lead an expansion of a smartphone-based COVID-19 exposure notification system recently tested at seven UC campuses.