1/28/2019 USA Today - Manufacturers say data stripped of identifying information is no privacy risk. But UC Berkeley's Anil Aswani and UCSF's Yoshimi Fukuoka found that artificial intelligence can overcome that. Time to update health privacy laws.
Devices & inventions
1/9/2019 Wired - Researchers from the Berkeley AI Research Lab and Google Brain have taught a robot to teach itself how to walk, through trial and error, in just two hours; the results "are as awkward as they are magical."
12/31/2018 - A new neurostimulator developed by engineers at UC Berkeley can listen to and stimulate electric current in the brain at the same time, potentially delivering fine-tuned treatments to patients with diseases like epilepsy and Parkinson’s.
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 .
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 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.