Technology & engineering

Glass polar bear

Can artificial intelligence tell a polar bear from a can opener?

How closely do deep learning computer networks mimic the human brain? There's still a long way to go, psychologists find.

Gopesh Tilvawala speaks to someone across a table

Graduate student’s steerable brain device wins big at inventors competition

Gopesh Tilvawala is developing a first-of-its-kind catheter to navigate tiny arteries in the brain.

UC Irvine texting teens

Growing up digital

A new lab investigates the smartphone generation.

Hummingbird on a branch

Tiny birds, tiny tech

A new tracking method gives a round-the-clock record of hummingbird life.

Milo Sensors

Technology startup founded by UC Santa Barbara grads wins first place at the 2018 UC Startup Showcase

Milo Sensors evolved from a student-driven business proposal to pioneering the next wave of wearable technology.

Tumor cell UC San Diego

Detecting cancer's ability to spread

New sensors detect and measure single cancer cells' potential to metastasize, the leading cause of cancer deaths.

Mike Mitchell pitches his business idea

Students: Win money, mentorship and support for your Big Idea

Don’t miss the Nov. 14 deadline to enter this UC-wide contest.

Egyptian art

Ancient pigment can boost energy efficiency

A color developed by Egyptians thousands of years ago can boost energy efficiency by cooling rooftops and walls.

Woman anxiously looking at computer

Sick of googling symptoms and getting bad information? Here's a second opinion.

You can search for better health answers by using a free internet health assistant developed by medical researchers.

UCSF Shuvo Roy

The Kidney Project and the bioartificial pancreas: When inspiration strikes twice

Shuvo Roy is not content to just work on the world's first bioartificial kidney. Now he's doing the same for the pancreas.