Technology & engineering

fueling up Honda CR-V

A new miles per gallon rating system

Graduate student works with Motor Trend magazine to create fuel economy ratings for vehicles based on real-world driving, not lab tests.
driverless car

Who's at fault when a driverless car gets in an accident?

Engineer: We already have the laws we need for dealing with this inevitable situation.
San Francisco skyline

Tackling urban problems with Big Data

From the classroom to the city, a UC Berkeley planning professor/entrepreneur is using Big Data to make a difference in urban life.

Mantis shrimp stronger than airplanes

Inspired by tiny crustacean, researchers design composite material stronger than standard used in airplane frames.

Software accurately predicts student test performance

Study shows automatic recognition of facial expressions can track student engagement in real time.
student and solar-powered light

Let there be light — everywhere

UC Santa Barbara's John Bowers is helping bring low-cost solar lighting to Third World communities through Unite to Light.
URL address bar

Standing on protocol

Alumnus Roy Fielding helped develop the now-familiar HTTP that guides the flow of Internet information.
Lloyd Hackel, Brent Dane and peening robot

Laser researchers revolutionize aviation industry

The flying public benefits from stronger, safer aircraft because of lab research.
Los Alamos CAVE virtual environment

A CAVE for supercomputing

In this special room, 3-D visualization allows researchers to test hypotheses, fueled by supercomputing power.

The revolution will be printed in 3-D

From pizza to prosthetics — even apartments — 3-D printing is poised to revolutionize society.