Technology & engineering

zebra finches

How songbirds may help build a better hearing aid

Avian ability to pinpoint 'signal' sounds inspires algorithm at the heart of a new type of auditory device.

2014 across UC

In many ways, it was a very good year at the University of California's campuses and labs.
lens-free microscope

Lens-free microscope detects cancer at the cellular level

Researchers develop device that can do the work of pathology lab microscopes
Hush earplugs

Student entrepreneurs find success with smart earplugs

Engineering trio turn a class project into a budding company.

Undergrads earn bronze medal in bioengineering competition

iGEM team worked to engineer a microbe to produce biofuel from cellulose.
students with laptops

Moving beyond 'bricks versus clicks'

Tech summit draws UC and industry leaders to explore applications that build on the things that make college great.
Aindrila Mukhopadhyay and Heather Jensen

Boosting biogasoline production in microbes

Biology and genetic engineering join forces to fuel production of a type of alcohol in E. coli.

UC to host technology summit

Summit will convene educators and industry experts around enhancing the student experience.

From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe: UC research spans the globe

UC’s global reach can be seen from health to agriculture, sustainability to tech commercialization and bridge-building efforts such as the president-led UC Global Food Initiative and UC-Mexico Initiative.
Shuji Nakamura, UC Santa Barbara

UCSB's Shuji Nakamura wins Nobel Prize in physics

Nakamura, co-inventor of the blue LED — which made the white LED lamp possible — is UC's 61st Nobel laureate. Fiat Lux, indeed!

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