Technology & engineering

Mathieu Prévot displays water collected by the harvester

Water harvester makes it easy to drink water from thin air

A device that cycles 24/7 to produce enough water from desert air to drink is close to hitting the market.

Bluetana phone app in the lab

New app allows inspectors to find gas pump skimmers faster

A new tool will help detect devices that criminals install in gas pumps to steal consumer credit and debit card data.

Human eye lens

New robotic lens lets you zoom in by blinking your eye

The lens is the first example of an interface between humans and soft machines. Is ‘The Terminator’ next?

Woman confused by what's on her computer

Spotting misinformation online via artificial intelligence

Computer scientist William Wang’s deep learning project aims to understand the spread of online misinformation.

Black hole S0-2 illustration

Einstein was right about relativity, UCLA says — for now

Welcome to ‘extreme astrophysics’ — the most detailed study ever of a supermassive black hole and Einstein’s general theory of relativity.

Rubik's Cube in someone's hand

UC Irvine algorithm solves Rubik’s Cube in just 1 second

In 20 moves, the artificial intelligence can solve a puzzle that keeps people busy for hours (or days ... or months ... )

Buzz Aldrin salutes the U.S. flag

An astronomical accomplishment

Fifty years after the Apollo 11 moon walk, a vexillologist looks at the challenge of planting the flag on the moon.

Street sign that warns, 'Spoiler ahead,'

Hate spoilers? This AI tool spots them for you

Neural networks-based SpoilerNet is designed to catch online spoilers before they catch you off guard.

Moonlander on the moon

UC Berkeley to put an experiment on the surface of the moon in the next 2 years

Among the select few chosen by NASA to put a project on the moon, campus scientists now race to get ready.

Two UC Irvine researchers

Researchers to join national effort to build atlas of human breast cells

The project, supported by a $4M grant from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, will be a vital part of the Human Cell Atlas.