University of California, Berkeley

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The University of California, Berkeley (Cal), established in 1868, is the oldest campus of the University of California system, which now includes nine campuses and a 10th under development. Graduate and undergraduate programs in the arts and sciences are offered in a wide range of disciplines, leading to bachelor's, master's, and Ph.D. degrees. Cal is one of the world's leading research institutions. Cal has been ranked first nationally in the number of graduate programs in the top 10 in their fields and also first nationally in the number of "distinguished" programs for the scholarship of the faculty. Cal ranks first in the nation and first in the University of California system in the amount of federal research dollars awarded. Cal's renowned faculty currently includes seven recipients of the Nobel Prize and has included 17 Nobel laureates over time.
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2020
23 Jan

Nanosys

Nanosys is the leading player in QDs. They were founded in 2001 (historical overview in next slides). It has raised some $160M over the last 15 years.
22 Jan

Finalists Announced for 2019 R&D 100 Awards

Finalists for the venerable R&D 100 Awards have been announced by R&D World magazine and its new parent company, WTWH Media, LLC.
9 Jan

Polluted Wastewater in the Forecast? Try a Solar Umbrella

Researchers have demonstrated a way to double the rate of evaporation by using solar energy and taking advantage of water's inherent properties.
3 Jan

Award-Winning Glove is First Affordable All-Day Wireless VR/AR Haptic

BeBop Sensors will announce the first VR haptic glove integrated and exclusively designed for Oculus Quest, Oculus Link, Oculus Rift S, Microsoft Windows Mixed Reality, HTC Vive Cosmos, HTC Vive Pro, HTC Focus Plus, and Varjo VR headset technology.
2019
8 Dec

KiwiBot

KiwiBot was established in 2017 in San Francisco. It has raised $2M since.
13 Nov

Machine Learning Algorithms Help Predict Traffic Headaches

Urban traffic roughly follows a periodic pattern associated with the typical "9 to 5" work schedule. However, when an accident happens, traffic patterns are disrupted. Designing accurate traffic flow models, for use during accidents, is a major challenge for traffic engineers, who must adapt to unforeseen traffic scenarios in real time.
1 Nov

A Closer Look at Biosensor Technology at Sensors USA 2019

A key focus of the Sensors USA part of the IDTechEx Show! will be Point-of-Care Biosensors. Biosensor devices provide information associated with a specific health condition or disease. The general trend in biosensors is a move from testing in centralized hospitals, to the patents with point-of-care devices.
1 Nov

DNA as Tool to Build Graphene Circuits

Graphene is a groundbreaking material in the nanotechnology field, but it has characteristics that limit its potential applications. A research team is investigating ways to incorporate DNA nanotechnology as a construction tool to assemble graphene in new ways that could make the material more useful in electronic devices, among other applications.
28 Oct

ExRobotics and Yokogawa collaborate to accelerate adoption of robotics

ExRobotics and Yokogawa Electric Corporation announce the signing of a licensing agreement that will enable Yokogawa to sell and deploy ExRobotics' inspection robot hardware and software platforms worldwide.
24 Oct

BeBop Sensors announces world's first haptic glove for Oculus Quest

BeBop Sensors announced that it has integrated the exclusively designed BeBop Sensors Forte Data Glove affordable all-day wireless VR/AR product with the Oculus Quest for the world's first all-in-one VR enterprise training and design system.
30 Sep

Alibaba unveils its own AI chip

Alibaba Group plans to launch its first self-developed AI inference chip, which has potential for use in autonomous driving, smart cities and smart logistics. In addition to this, the Academy will boost its R&D in AI chips for training on the cloud and for IOT applications.
18 Sep

BeBop Sensors wins US Air Force contract SIBR Award

BeBop Sensors announced today that it has won the SBIR (Small Business Innovation Research) Award from the U.S. Air Force for BeBop Sensor's new award-winning Forte Data Glove Enterprise Edition, to be deployed by the U.S. Airforce MOTAR (Maintenance Operations and Training Augmented Reality) Unit for advanced airplane VR training simulations.
17 Sep

Mission Barns

Mission Barns is a California-based cultured meat start-up, focusing on cultured bacon and duck products.
13 Sep

Reconfigurable electronics show promise for wearables, implantables

Medical implants of the future may feature reconfigurable electronic platforms that can morph in shape and size dynamically as bodies change or transform to relocate from one area to monitor another within our bodies.
9 Sep

First all day wireless VR/AR haptic glove

BeBop Sensors announced the new BeBop Sensors Forte Data Glove Enterprise Edition, the first all-day affordable high performance wireless VR/AR haptic glove built for business.
20 Aug

Printed sensors detect what's in your sweat

Needle pricks not your thing? A team of scientists is developing wearable skin sensors that can detect what's in your sweat.
9 Aug

EKO Health

IDTechEx spoke to Jason Bellet, co-founder & Chief Commercial Officer of EKO Health. It is a cardiac monitoring company which provides a means to screen for and monitor cardiac disorders using non-invasive connected devices.
5 Aug

You can't squash this roach-inspired robot

If the sight of a skittering bug makes you squirm, you may want to look away — a new insect-sized robot can scurry across the floor at nearly the speed of a darting cockroach.
31 Jul

Thin, silver nanowires may hold key to flexible and safe touchscreens

An unexpected ability of cells to bend metal determines the safety of silver nanowires — highly conductive nanomaterials a thousand times thinner than a human hair that are being used in next-generation touchscreens for smartphones and consumer electronics, a team of scientists has found.
23 Jul

New laws of attraction: Scientists print magnetic liquid droplets

Scientists have made a new material that is both liquid and magnetic, opening the door to a new area of science in magnetic soft matter. Their findings could lead to a revolutionary class of printable liquid devices for a variety of applications from artificial cells that deliver targeted cancer therapies to flexible liquid robots that can change their shape to adapt to their surroundings.