In a first-of-its-kind study of how a material some think could transform the electronics industry moves in water, researchers at the University of California, Riverside Bourns College of Engineering found graphene oxide nanoparticles are very mobile in lakes or streams and therefore likely to cause negative environmental impacts if released.
A team of engineers led by computer scientists at the University of California, San Diego, has developed a new approach that marries computer vision and hardware optimization to sort cells up to 38 times faster than is currently possible. The approach could be used for clinical diagnostics, stem cell characterization and other applications.
It may not be as accurate as today's atomic clocks, but it's an awful lot simpler in concept: a new way of measuring time based on the mass of an atom.
Mechanical engineers say they've found a way of adapting invisibility cloaking techniques to protect oil rigs and ships from rough waves.
The universe may be structured a lot like the human brain and even the internet, and similar laws may govern its growth.
About a third of a million more Americans showed up at the ballot box in 2010 because of a single Facebook message on election day, say researchers at the University of California, San Diego.
New data from the South Pole Telescope indicates that the birth of the first massive galaxies in the universe happened a lot more suddenly than suspected.
Carpet is usually something you try NOT to get wet. Dirt is a rug's worst enemy, and when you add moisture of any kind, it becomes a permanent stain faster than you can say "my name is Mud."
Engineers are turning to a tiny crustacean for inspiration in creating military body armor and vehicle and aircraft frames.
We have the first birds to thank for the fact that there are no longer any two-foot-long bugs buzzing about in the skies, say University of California, Santa Cruz scientists.
A quantum computer created inside a diamond is the first of its kind to include protection against 'decoherence' – noise that prevents it from functioning properly.
Antimatter may weigh more than matter of the same mass, say physicists at the University of California, Riverside, who are attempting to establish how it behaves in gravity.
Scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, have managed to decode and reconstruct dynamic visual experiences processed by the human brain.
Damaging a patient's nerves during surgery can cause agony - and even paralysis. But nerves are rather hard to see.
Unless R&D is stepped up dramatically, stock market expectations indicate that global oil supplies will run out 90 years before replacement technologies are ready.
Two US teams have developed artificial skins that are sensitive enough to detect the touch of a butterfly.
A new chip is claimed to improve smartphone efficiency by making use of 'dark silicon' – the numerous transistors on today’s chips that are underused because there's not enough power to utilize them all at the same time.
Neuroscientists at the University of California Los Angeles claim they can can predict your behavior better than you can.
A rock commonly found on Mars could, against expectations, preserve fossils, raising hopes that evidence of life on Mars may one day be found.
A multi-million-dollar space balloon crashed on takeoff this morning in Australia, hitting a car.