And UC Davis researchers are working to restore their West Coast population, which has declined because of over-harvesting and pollution.
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory scientists invented “ultraclean low swirl combustion.” Their commercialized burners are cheaper than the traditional kind and they don’t cause pollution.
Scientists at UC Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory use light to convert carbon in tobacco leaves into biofuels.
UC Berkeley scientists, who study motion, looked at how lizards use their tails. Their findings can help design robots that can be used in search, rescue or disaster situations.
A UC Berkeley graduate student is helping to restore the Gulf’s blackened marshes with a project that could also aid threatened ecosystems nationwide, including in Northern California.
A UC Berkeley graduate student explains his fascination with Central American cloud forests and his efforts to share his passion and research with young students.
A new UC Berkeley research center is re-inventing the country’s urban water infrastructure, which is worn from age, population growth and the effects of climate change.
UC Berkeley scientists, in collaboration with the national labs, have devised a nanoscale testing technique that could be invaluable in making sure nuclear facilities and the materials inside them are safe for years to come.
In the place some call the Bicycle Capital of the U.S., UC Davis researchers study bike dynamics, handling and control. The knowledge could lead to better designed bikes; different spokes for different folks
A UC Discovery Grant created a partnership between UC researchers and a Woodland startup, which is converting wastes into biofuels.
UC San Diego engineers lead a national effort to ensure that structures can withstand a major earthquake.
On sweltering days you can fry an egg on them. But, now, Lawrence Berkeley Lab and UC Davis researchers are testing surfaces designed to make them cooler and safer.
UC Davis researchers go into rattlesnake country to study the interaction between snakes and squirrels. The snakes are real, but the squirrel is a robot.
UC Riverside students came up with a solar-powered system that can nix clothes dryers and save homeowners money. They’ve won a $90,000 grant to help commercialize the system.
UC Berkeley researchers have developed a method using GPS-enabled smartphones to learn about the quality, volume, speed and direction of the flow of water through the Sacramento Delta.
At the Bodega Bay Marine Lab, a UC Davis scientist studies sea stars and mussels to determine how climate change will affect ecosystems along the California coast.
Scientists at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory are working with a Norwegian company, named SWAY, to leverage offshore wind as a possible and valuable energy source.
Researchers at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have developed a nanocrystal material that could add a critical energy-saving dimension to “smart window” coatings.
Scientists at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego deploy new technology that records the kaleidoscope of songs and sounds from marine animals in the Arctic. It will help understand the effect of global warming on animals in that region.
UC Riverside research has identified odor molecules that hamper mosquitoes from sniffing out people. It may pave the way for new repellants and prevent deadly diseases spread by the insects.
With the help of wireless sensors, UC researchers observe the cycle of water deep in the soil. Their studies will track how our water and forests respond to climate change.
A UC ranch looks at irrigation, plant nutrition and soil health issues, as it reinvents agriculture and readies farms to feed a growing population.
UC researchers are part of a national consortium of gardens and arboreta dedicated to preventing extinction of plants.