University of California, San Diego

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The University of California, San Diego (also referred to as UC San Diego or UCSD) is a public research university located in La Jolla, California. UCSD is the seventh oldest of the ten University of California campuses and offers over 200 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, enrolling about 22,700 undergraduate and 6,300 graduate students. Institutional rankings of UC San Diego have commonly ranked the university very highly. For example, ScienceWatch ranks UCSD 7th of federally funded U.S. universities, based on the citation impact of their published research. UCSD established the Department of NanoEngineering within its Jacobs School of Engineering effective 2007. This sixth department will cover a broad range of topics, but focus particularly on biomedical nanotechnology, nanotechnologies for energy conversion, computational nanotechnology, and molecular and nanomaterials. The Department of NanoEngineering's educational program will develop in phases, with plans to reach a steady state of approximately 20 faculty members and an enrollment of 400 undergraduate students and 120 graduate students.
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2020
15 Dec 2020

Flexible, Screen Printed Rechargeable Battery with 10 Times More Power

A team of researchers has developed a flexible, rechargeable silver oxide-zinc battery with a five to 10 times greater areal energy density than state of the art. The battery also is easier to manufacture; while most flexible batteries need to be manufactured in sterile conditions, under vacuum, this one can be screen printed in normal lab conditions. The device can be used in flexible, stretchable electronics for wearables as well as soft robotics.
10 Dec 2020

Earbud Treats Rheumatoid Arthritis, Migraines, Postpartum Depression

Imagine a future in which earbuds could harness the power of the brain to regulate immune function and treat diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, depression, and migraine. Such is the ambition of N─ôsos, a startup launching out of stealth today, following months of development. The team is pioneering a new method for the treatment of multiple diseases: via an earbud brain interface, proprietary electrical fields are delivered to the target brain areas that help control immune function.
26 Nov 2020

Graphene Market & 2D Materials Assessment 2021-2031

IDTechEx Report: Dr Richard Collins
3 Nov 2020

Artificial Intelligence to Predict Best Approach to Cancer Treatment

Researchers describe a new artificial intelligence system that not only matches tumors to the best drug combinations, but does so in a way that makes sense to humans.
8 Oct 2020

Spinal Cord Stimulation Reduces Pain and Motor Symptoms in Parkinson's

A team of researchers reports that spinal cord stimulation measurably decreased pain and reduced motor symptoms of Parkinson's disease, both as a singular therapy and as a "salvage therapy" after deep brain stimulation therapies were ineffective.
30 Sep 2020

Wearable Sensors 2021-2031

IDTechEx Report: James Hayward
28 Sep 2020

Robots to Help Children Touch the Outside World

A team of researchers is working to improve telepresence robots and the algorithms that drive them to help children with disabilities stay connected to their classmates, teachers and communities.
21 Aug 2020

Optics and Displays in AR, VR, and MR 2020-2030: Technologies, Players and Markets

IDTechEx Report: Dr Xiaoxi He
19 Jun 2020

Thermal Management for 5G

IDTechEx Report: Dr James Edmondson and Dr Luyun Jiang
26 May 2020

New Wearable Tracks Vitamin C Levels in Sweat

A team has developed a wearable, non invasive Vitamin C sensor that could provide a new, highly personalized option for users to track their daily nutritional intake and dietary adherence.
15 May 2020

Expandable Foam for 3D Printing Large Objects

It's a frustrating limitation of 3D printing: Printed objects must be smaller than the machine making them. Huge machines are impractical for printing large parts because they take up too much space and require excessive time to print. Now, a new material can be used to 3D print small objects that expand upon heating. The foam could find applications in architecture, aerospace and biomedicine.
7 May 2020

Electronic Skin Patches 2020-2030

IDTechEx Report: James Hayward
21 Apr 2020

Finding Leukemia's Weakness Using Genome-Wide CRISPR Technology

A team of researchers used CRISPR technology to identify key regulators of aggressive chronic myeloid leukemia, a type of cancer that remains difficult to treat and is marked by frequent relapse.
17 Apr 2020

Flexible Hybrid Electronics 2020-2030: Applications, Challenges, Innovations and Forecasts

IDTechEx Report: Dr Matthew Dyson
16 Apr 2020

Now Metal Surfaces Can be Instant Bacteria Killers

Engineers have created a laser treatment method that could potentially turn any metal surface into a rapid bacteria killer -- just by giving the metal's surface a different texture.
14 Apr 2020

3D Printed Corals Could Improve Bioenergy and Help Coral Reefs

Researchers have 3D printed coral-inspired structures that are capable of growing dense populations of microscopic algae. Their results open the door to new bio-inspired materials and their applications for coral conservation.
10 Apr 2020

Flexoskeletons for Faster and Cheaper Insect Inspired Robots

Engineers have developed a new method that doesn't require any special equipment and works in just minutes to create soft, flexible, 3D-printed robots.
1 Apr 2020

How Robots Can Help Combat COVID-19: Science Robotics Editorial

Can robots be effective tools in combating the COVID-19 pandemic? A group of leaders in the field of robotics say yes, and outline a number of examples.
31 Mar 2020

Moving Towards 3D Bioprinted Cardiovascular Tissue

Cardiologists need to rely on the technology at their disposal. Shortages in available donor tissue for cardiac transplantation are driving the development of cardiovascular 3D bioprinting technologies.
18 Mar 2020

Potential "One-Hour" COVID-19 Diagnostic Test Developed

Physician-scientists at the University of California, San Diego are the first to evaluate a new diagnostic testing system designed by Fluxergy, that holds promise for identifying the SARS-CoV-2 virus (also known as the novel coronavirus) in as little as 45 minutes and typically within one hour.