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Biofuel Cells Extract Energy From Sweat to Power Wearable Devices
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Biofuel Cells Extract Energy From Sweat to Power Wearable Devices

Engineers at UC San Diego have developed stretchable fuel cells that extract energy from sweat and are capable of powering electronics.

Smart Glove Translates American Sign Language Alphabet Into Text
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Smart Glove Translates American Sign Language Alphabet Into Text

Engineers at the University of California San Diego have developed a smart glove that wirelessly translates the American Sign Language alphabet into text and controls...

Wearable Glove Provides Haptic Feedback in Virtual Reality Environments
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Wearable Glove Provides Haptic Feedback in Virtual Reality Environments

Engineers at UC San Diego are using soft robotics technology to make light, flexible gloves that allow users to feel tactile feedback when they interact with virtual...

Printed, Flexible, and Rechargeable Battery Can Power Wearable Sensors
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Printed, Flexible, and Rechargeable Battery Can Power Wearable Sensors

Nanoengineers at the University of California San Diego have developed a printed battery that is flexible, stretchable, and rechargeable, a step toward self-powered...

Algorithm Replicates Brain Circuitry to Direct a Realistic Prosthetic Arm
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Algorithm Replicates Brain Circuitry to Direct a Realistic Prosthetic Arm

An algorithm and the Comet supercomputer at the San Diego Supercomputer Center helped a team of researchers identify and replicate neural circuitry that drove a...

UCI Aims to Become First University to Launch Rocket Into Space
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UCI Aims to Become First University to Launch Rocket Into Space

A $1 million gift from a nonprofit STEM workforce development firm will establish a rocketry program at the University of California, Irvine with the intent of...

Sensor-Filled Glove Could Help Doctors Take Guesswork Out of Physical Exams
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Sensor-Filled Glove Could Help Doctors Take Guesswork Out of Physical Exams

An interdisciplinary team of researchers has developed a glove with wearable sensors and robotics technology that could be used to accurately measure muscle stiffness...

Big Pixel Initiative Invites Public to Help Map the World
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Big Pixel Initiative Invites Public to Help Map the World

Researchers at the University of California San Diego are partnering with Columbia University and Arizona State University to create a continuous, global map of...

To Be or Not To Be...An Entrepreneur
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To Be or Not To Be...An Entrepreneur

Researchers found that a company's legal status — whether incorporated vs. unincorporated — is a reliable measure to distinguish risk-taking entrepreneurs requiring...

Flatiron Institute to Repurpose SDSC's 'Gordon' Supercomputer
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Flatiron Institute to Repurpose SDSC's 'Gordon' Supercomputer

The Flatiron Institute will use the majority of the data-intensive Gordon supercomputer at San Diego Supercomputer Center for ongoing research following completion...

Nano-Implant Could One Day Help Restore Sight
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Nano-Implant Could One Day Help Restore Sight

With high-resolution retinal prosthesis built from nanowires and wireless electronics, engineers are one step closer to restoring neurons' ability to respond to...

Engineers Develop Powerful Millimeter-Wave Signal Generator
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Engineers Develop Powerful Millimeter-Wave Signal Generator

Integrated circuit researchers at the University of California, Irvine have created a silicon microchip-based component that could revolutionize scanning, spectroscopy...

UCSD Comet Supercomputer Surpasses '10,000 Users' Milestone
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UCSD Comet Supercomputer Surpasses '10,000 Users' Milestone

About 15,000 users have used Comet, the petascale supercomputer at the San Diego Supercomputer Center, to run science gateway jobs since the system went into production...

Research Resolves a Debate Over 'Killer Electrons' in Space
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Research Resolves a Debate Over 'Killer Electrons' in Space

Newly published findings by an international team of researchers answer a fundamental question about our space environment and will help scientists develop methods...

Sprinkling of Neural Dust Opens Door to Electroceuticals
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Sprinkling of Neural Dust Opens Door to Electroceuticals

University of California, Berkeley engineers have built the first dust-sized, wireless sensors that can be implanted in the body, bringing closer the day when a...

Engineer Explores Heat Recovery from Silicon Nanowires at High Temperatures
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Engineer Explores Heat Recovery from Silicon Nanowires at High Temperatures

A University of California-Irvine engineer has invented a method for analyzing nanowires at temperatures approaching 800 degrees Fahrenheit, showing the possibility...

2-D Nanomaterials Unlock Graphene Electronics Applications
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2-D Nanomaterials Unlock Graphene Electronics Applications

Researchers used three different two-dimensional (2-D) materials to construct a voltage-controlled oscillator device that operates at room temperature. The technology...

All Powered Up
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All Powered Up

Researchers from University of California, Irvine have invented a nanowire-based battery material that can be recharged hundreds of thousands of times, moving closer...

Cockroach Inspires Robot That Squeezes Through Cracks
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Cockroach Inspires Robot That Squeezes Through Cracks

Inspired by creepy cockroaches, UC Berkeley researchers have developed a robot that can crawl even when squashed to half its size.

A New-Generation Exoskeleton Helps the Paralyzed to Walk
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A New-Generation Exoskeleton Helps the Paralyzed to Walk

UC Berkeley's Robotics and Human Engineering Laboratory has been working for more than a decade to create robotic exoskeletons that allow those with limited mobility...
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