12/5/2018 Forbes - Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have conducted a successful 8-second flight test of an aircraft with an ion drive propulsion system, a larger version of the same cutting-edge technology that Berkeley engineers are using to fly centimeter-scale microrobots .
Devices & inventions
12/3/2018 - Researchers from Intel Corp. and UC Berkeley's MSE are looking beyond current transistor technology and preparing the way for a new type of memory and logic circuit that could someday be in every computer on the planet.
11/14/2018 A course at Berkeley teams STEM students with athletes to develop sports-related technology.
11/14/2018 Scientists have fabricated electronic switches and sensors directly onto paper, where folding it can switch circuits on and off.
11/14/2018 Researchers have developed a thin-film device that converts waste heat to energy, using pyroelectric energy conversion.
11/7/2018 - A new flexible sensor developed by engineers at UC Berkeley can map blood-oxygen levels over large areas of skin, tissue and organs, potentially giving doctors a new way to monitor healing wounds in real time.
10/15/2018 - A new test dubbed DETECT, co-developed by Berkeley bioengineers, can diagnose patients with antibiotic-resistant infections in a matter of minutes and help limit the spread of antibiotic-resistant “superbugs,” which kill as many as 700,000 people worldwide each year.
10/15/2018 Medium - Six undergrad engineers are developing "SpinorSats" — each less than 10 grams, about the size of an Apple Watch — that they hope will be the smallest maneuverable satellites in space.
8/30/2018 - Berkeley engineers have created a new way to remove contaminants from storm water using mineral-coated sand, potentially addressing the needs of water-stressed communities that are searching for ways to tap the abundant and yet underused source of fresh drinking water.
8/21/2018 Wired - Fake photos are the bane of internet junkies. SurfSafe, a browser plugin from RoBhat Labs (computer science undergrads Ash Bhat and Rohan Phadte), can warn users that they're viewing a Photoshopped fake in real time — like an antivirus for photos.