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  • Researchers Develop First Steerable Catheter for Brain Surgery

    A team of engineers and physicians has developed a steerable catheter that for the first time will give neurosurgeons the ability to steer the device in any direction they want while navigating the brain’s arteries and blood vessels.

  • NSF Invests $20M in UC San Diego-headquartered Artificial Intelligence (AI) Research Institute

    The Institute for Learning-enabled Optimization at Scale will pursue foundational breakthroughs at the nexus of artificial intelligence and optimization. Advances will transform chip design, robotics, and communication networks.

  • Bio-inspired Hydrogel Protects the Heart from Post-op Adhesions

    A hydrogel that forms a barrier to keep heart tissue from adhering to surrounding tissue after surgery was developed and successfully tested in rodents by a team of University of California San Diego researchers.

  • World’s largest outdoor earthquake simulator undergoes major upgrade

  • From San Diego to Mars

    When he was 14 years old and a junior high school student in Iran in 2004, Ryan Alimo watched the twin Spirit and Opportunity NASA rovers land on Mars. The young Alimo was watching with his father and both were struck by how happy everyone looked at Mission Control.

  • This System Helps Robots Better Navigate Emergency Rooms

    Computer scientists at the University of California San Diego have developed a more accurate navigation system that will allow robots to better negotiate busy clinical environments in general and emergency departments more specifically.

  • The Wave Beneath Their Wings

    Researchers at the University of California San Diego developed a theoretical model that describes how pelicans take advantage of wind updrafts generated by breaking waves to glide in a practice the scientists call wave-slope soaring.

  • New Material is Next Step Toward Stable High-voltage Long-life Solid-state Sodium-ion Batteries

    A team of researchers designed and manufactured a new sodium-ion conductor for solid-state sodium-ion batteries that is stable when incorporated into higher-voltage oxide cathodes. This new solid electrolyte could dramatically improve the efficiency and lifespan of this class of batteries.

  • This Robot Doesn’t Need Any Electronics

    Engineers at the University of California San Diego have created a four-legged soft robot that doesn’t need any electronics to work. The robot only needs a constant source of pressurized air for all its functions, including its controls and locomotion systems.