Research

Wearable sensors detect what’s in your sweat

sensor on forehead

8/16/2019 - A team of scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, is developing wearable skin sensors that can detect what’s in your sweat. They hope that one day, monitoring perspiration could bypass the need for more invasive procedures like blood draws, and provide real-time updates on health problems such as dehydration or fatigue.

You can’t squash this roach-inspired robot

Thumbnail of video: This robot has some eerie similarities to cockroaches

8/1/2019 - A new insect-sized robot created by UC Berkeley researchers can scurry across the floor at nearly the speed of a darting cockroach and can't be squashed. Small-scale robots like these could be advantageous in search and rescue missions.

Making the invisible visible

black carbon sensors

7/22/2019 Berkeley Lab - Berkeley researchers have developed a new type of sensor network that is affordable and capable of tracking soot (black carbon). With more than 100 custom-built sensors installed across West Oakland for 100 days, the team created the largest black carbon monitoring network deployed in a single city.

Berkeley students get a global perspective of technology innovation

Globe Ambassadors

7/9/2019 - Twenty UC Berkeley students — most with limited travel experience, including some who have never left the United States — went on a whirlwind educational tour of Singapore and the Philippines earlier this summer to learn firsthand how technology innovation and application is approached in countries outside of the United States.

Algorithms uncover hidden scientific knowledge

Word cloud diagram of terms related to thermoelectric

7/5/2019 Berkeley Lab - A team of materials science researchers from Berkeley Lab and Berkeley Engineering has found that with minimal training, machine-learning text mining of the existing scientific literature can lead to new discoveries.

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