8/21/2019 Los Angeles Magazine - Traffic apps, like Waze, turned L.A. neighborhoods into "shortcuts." Los Angeles Magazine recently spoke to UC Berkeley's Alex Bayen and Susan Shaeen about how we got here and whether this trend can be reversed.
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.
8/12/2019 - In an effort to improve the transfer rate from California community colleges to four-year institutions, a program called Transfer-to-Excellence Research Experiences for Undergraduates offers these students an opportunity to work alongside UC Berkeley researchers.
8/6/2019 - Berkeley engineers have created the fastest silicon-based, programmable two-dimensional optical phased array, built on MEMS. This chip could lead to cheaper and more efficient medical-imaging devices and robust light detection and ranging (LiDAR) sensors for self-driving cars.
8/1/2019 - UC Berkeley's Oral History Center recently highlighted the history of mechanical engineering professor emeritus George Leitmann, as well as Berkeley Engineering's contribution to the rise of the semiconductor industry and Silicon Valley.
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.
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.
7/17/2019 - UC Berkeley researchers just broke another record in photovoltaic efficiency, an achievement that could bring ultralight engines that power drones for days and deep space probes for centuries.
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.
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.