Technology & engineering

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.
UC Berkeley concrete canoe

Whatever floats their boat

Cal engineering team designs, builds — and races — a canoe of concrete.
real and faked pain

Faking pain? Can't fool a computer

Humans may think that grimace is genuine, but a computer-vision system can detect clues that give away the ploy., UC Riverside partner to digitize historical newspapers

Historians, genealogists, rejoice: Partnership will bring millions of pages of historical California papers online.