Technology & engineering

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. 

UC Irvine invisibility

An invisibility cloak in real life

Inspired by animals, engineers have developed a material that is invisible to infrared night vision cameras.

UC Berkeley cyber threat

Facebook fallout: Americans' privacy at risk across entire tech, information industry

It wasn't a breach that let Cambridge Analytica access Facebook users' data. It was the platform working as intended.

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.

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