Technology & engineering

COVID-19 antibody testing platform illustration

UC Irvine develops low-cost, accurate COVID-19 antibody detection platform

The portable imager could massively increase testing across the nation by the end of 2020.

Temple of Bel photo

Destroyed ancient temple now open for virtual exploration

The UC San Diego Library digitally reconstructs the famed Temple of Bel in Palmyra, Syria, five years after its destruction.

Drawing of a family using drop, cover, hold technique under a table

With a nod to UC Berkeley, Google crowdsources earthquake data

Billions of cell phones will supply real-time earthquake data around the globe.

Nasal spray

‘AeroNabs’ promise powerful, inhalable protection against COVID-19

 Scientists have devised a novel approach to halting the spread of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes the disease.

Digitally rendered farming landscape

New engineering research center to focus on agriculture technology

UC Merced joins three other campuses to sustainably meet the challenge of boosting global food production by 70 percent by 2050.

Mars rover on Mars visualization

UC Merced grad student, alumnus play significant role in Mars 2020 mission

As the rover soars toward Mars, a UC Merced lab will be partially responsible for its success.

Woman in office playing with fidget spinner

Do fidget spinners really work?

The study will assess whether a high-tech fidget device increases focus and relieves anxiety in adults with ADHD.

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New UC-led institute awarded $25M to explore potential of quantum computing and train a future workforce

The development of the quantum computer will be a real scientific revolution, says Dan Stamper-Kurn, UC Berkeley professor of physics and director of the institute.

Woman staring through transparent plastic at people wearing PPE

UC Berkeley launches trial of saliva test for COVID-19

Saliva can be gathered without medical supervision, unlike current tests, which saves time, money and precious PPE.

Sign language glove

Wearable-tech glove translates sign language into speech in real time

It is inexpensive, flexible and highly durable, UCLA bioengineers say.