Technology & engineering

Keepon UC Santa Cruz Leila Takayama

Love 'em or hate 'em, robots are here to stay

Here's how we make them better, says psychology prof.

UC Riverside aerial solar panels

UC Riverside No. 2 systemwide for renewable energy

Giant solar panels will provide shade while generating electricity for the campus.

UC Berkeley cyborg bacteria

Cyborg bacteria turn into tiny, zero-waste solar panels

Chemists create a more efficient photosynthesis that can help produce green fuel.

Eclipse UC Berkeley

New app makes photographing the eclipse a snap

Be prepared for the Aug. 21 total solar eclipse.

UC Davis electric vehicles

How electric vehicles could take a bite out of the oil market

Shifting to plug-in cars could play a key role in helping oil demand taper off in the next few decades.

UC Santa Barbara virtual reality

A billion tweets turned into virtual reality

UC Santa Barbara scholar is using billions of social media posts to create a virtual reality experience.

UCLA chai app

UCLA study helps Californians save electricity — and money — this summer

To participate in the study, download a free app, which transmits real-time updates to help you tweak your usage.

UCLA Majorana particle

UCLA-led research offers clearest evidence yet of long-sought Majorana particle

Finding could provide the vehicle for carrying ‘qubits’ of data in quantum computing.

UC Berkeley zebrafish

UC Berkeley to build a window into the brain

$21.6M awarded to create a 'brain modem' that can read and write to neurons, laying foundation for new therapies.

UC San Diego smart glove

Low-cost smart glove translates American Sign Language alphabet

Next-gen virtual tool could also be used in fields from telesurgery to defense.

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