The launch of the Institute for Materials Discovery and Design at UC San Diego featured a keynote address by Nobel Laureate Stanley Whittingham and researches shared how materials science can help provide solutions for climate change, public health and equal access to food and water.
Engineers at the University of California San Diego have built a squid-like robot that can swim untethered, propelling itself by generating jets of water. The robot carries its own power source inside its body.
A computational model that forecasts the number of COVID-19 deaths in the United States as a whole and in each state developed by a team of researchers from UC San Diego and Northeastern University is now part of the national mortality forecast issued by the Centers for Disease Control.
By controlling the printing temperature of liquid crystal elastomer, researchers have shown that they can vary the degree of stiffness and actuation in structures made from 3D-printed liquid crystal elastomer.
To improve the ability to forecast space weather, a multidisciplinary team of researchers, including Professor Boris Kramer at the University of California San Diego, received $3.1 million from the National Science Foundation.
A team of University of California researchers is working to improve telepresence robots and the algorithms that drive them to help children with disabilities stay connected. The effort is funded by a $1 million grant from the National Robotics Initiative at the National Science Foundation.
The multiplication of genes located in extrachromosomal DNA that have the potential to cause cancer drives poor patient outcomes across many cancer types, according to a Nature Genetics study published Aug. 17, 2020 by a team of researchers including the University of California San Diego.
The enzyme serine palmitoyl-transferase can be used as a metabolically responsive “switch” that decreases tumor growth, according to a new study by a team of San Diego scientists, who published their findings Aug. 12 in the journal Nature.
Olivia Graeve, a UC San Diego professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, has received the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring from the White House.
An international team of researchers has developed a non-invasive blood test that can detect whether an individual has one of five common types of cancers, four years before the condition can be diagnosed with current methods.