Technology & engineering

3-D structure

First-of-its-kind 3-D-printed cement structure rises

Powder-based structure, standing 9 feet tall, is a demonstration of the architectural potential of 3-D printing.
Joseph Wang draws sensor on leaf

Pens filled with high-tech inks for DIY sensors

A new simple tool developed by nanoengineers at UC San Diego is opening the door to an era when anyone will be able to build sensors, anywhere.

UC Merced forges partnership with Kathmandu University

Memorandum of understanding signed in Nepal lays groundwork for faculty and student exchanges, research collaborations and other academic activities.
Visualization of Florence Duomo

Florentine 'patient' gets high-tech physical

Two doctoral students travel to Italy to assess the structural condition of one of Florence's landmarks, the Baptistery of St. John.

Overseeing your online afterlife

Jed Brubaker’s graduate research at UC Irvine guides Facebook’s new policy on postmortem account stewardship.
Sat Pannu

DARPA taps Lawrence Livermore Lab to restore touch to amputees

Lab will join collaborative research team that intends to build the world’s first neural system to enable naturalistic feeling and movements in prosthetic hands.

Startup promises safe lithium batteries

Venture capital backs company — co-founded by a Berkeley Lab scientist —developing a battery using a nonflammable electrolyte.
mounting solar suitcase on wall

1,000th solar suitcase is a beacon in developing world

In just a few years, this innovation has saved lives in places where light and power are rare commodities.
Steven Leahy

Employers train military and vets for advanced manufacturing jobs

Labs, academia, government agencies and nonprofits are joining forces to to develop a pipeline to help service members and vets develop highly specialized skills.

Berkeley Lab’s list of Top 50 game-changing technologies for defeating poverty

Institute for Globally Transformative Technologies produces first-of-its-kind blueprint for sustainable global development.