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Experimenting in Space to Help Prevent Mudslides Here on Earth

November 1, 2022

To better understand gravity’s effects on post-wildfire mudslides, a research team from the University of California San Diego will take their research to the only laboratory where gravity is removed—the International Space Station.

Open Trade Saves Countries Billions in Solar Panel Production

October 26, 2022

A globalized, open trade supply chain saved countries an estimated $67 billion in solar panel production costs, reveals a new study published in the Oct. 26 issues of the journal Nature. The savings alone for the United States amounted to $24 billion.

IROS 2022: Bioinspired Robots, Better Algorithms for Self-driving Cars, and More

October 10, 2022

From robots inspired by animals and even amoeba, to better algorithms for self-driving cars and robotic surgery, researchers at the University of California San Diego will be presenting a wide range of papers at IROS 2022, which returns in a hybrid format Oct. 23 to 27, 2022.

Franklin Antonio Hall Opens its Doors

September 29, 2022

The UC San Diego campus community turned out in big numbers last Friday to celebrate the opening of the sleek and soaring Franklin Antonio Hall. The building is not only innovative in its architecture, it’s also ground-breaking in how research teams are organized.

A Second Chance

September 26, 2022

Alumni startup attempts to make prostheses accessible and affordable.

The Physics of Walking is Simpler Than We Thought

September 5, 2022

The physics of walking for multi-legged animals and robots is simpler than previously thought. That is the finding described by a team of roboticists, physicists and biologists in the Sept. 5 issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

A New Neuromorphic Chip for AI on the Edge, at a Small Fraction of the Energy and Size

August 17, 2022

An international team of researchers has designed and built a chip that runs computations directly in memory and can run a wide variety of AI applications–all at a fraction of the energy consumed by computing platforms for general-purpose AI computing.

Bluetooth Signals Can be Used to Identify and Track Smartphones

June 8, 2022

 A team of engineers at the University of California San Diego has demonstrated for the first time that the Bluetooth signals emitted constantly by our mobile phones have a unique fingerprint that can be used to track individuals’ movements.

A quarter of world’s Internet users rely on infrastructure at high risk of attack

May 26, 2022

About a quarter of the world’s Internet users live in countries that are more susceptible than previously thought to targeted attacks on their Internet infrastructure. Many of the at-risk countries are located in the Global South.

Cleaning up Online Bots’ Act – and Speech

April 21, 2022

Researchers at the University of California San Diego have developed algorithms to rid speech generated by online bots of offensive language, on social media and elsewhere.
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