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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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2022
24 Jan 2022

Funding for Megawatt Truck Charging Along California Freight Corridors

The Electric Power Research Institute and CALSTART have been awarded $13 million from the California Energy Commission to jump start California's high-power charging infrastructure for medium and heavy-duty vehicles. The two organizations will lead a first-of-its-kind collaboration to launch the country's first zero-emission, freight-charging corridor network.
19 Jan 2022

Why is the 3D Printing Market not Consolidating?

"We expect to see the additive manufacturing market consolidating in the near future" has been the refrain of many for nearly a decade now. The thought really strengthened after major acquisition moves by industry titans Stratasys and 3D Systems between 2010-2012. Stratasys would acquire wax 3D printer company Solidscape and merge with material jetting pioneer Objet in 2011-2012, while 3D Systems completed a jaw-dropping 13 acquisitions between 2011-2012. With so many major moves by market leaders in the early 2010s, it seemed like market consolidation was just around the corner.
2021
16 Dec 2021

NASA Enters the Solar Atmosphere for the First Time, New Discoveries

For the first time in history, a spacecraft has touched the Sun. NASA's Parker Solar Probe has now flown through the Sun's upper atmosphere - the corona - and sampled particles and magnetic fields there.
29 Nov 2021

Big Batteries on Wheels Can Deliver Zero-Emissions Rail, Secure Grid

Trains have been on the sidelines of electrification efforts for a long time in theUS because they account for only 2% of transportation sector emissions, but diesel freight trains emit 35 million metric tons of carbon dioxide annually and produce air pollution that leads to $6.5 billion in health costs, resulting in an estimated 1,000 premature deaths each year.
8 Nov 2021

Epic Advanced Materials

Epic Advanced Materials work on AI-enhanced nanomaterial synthesis with an initial focus on BNNTs. IDTechEx spoke with Dr Rodney Sappington (CEO) and Brett Cornick (Head of Technology).
25 Oct 2021

New Technique Paves Way for Perfect Perovskites

An exciting new solar material called organic-inorganic halide perovskites could one day help the US achieve its solar ambitions and decarbonize the power grid. One thousand times thinner than silicon, perovskite solar materials can be tuned to respond to different colors of the solar spectrum simply by altering their composition mix.
20 Oct 2021

NASA Selects Gamma-ray Telescope to Chart Milky Way Evolution

NASA has selected a new space telescope proposal that will study the recent history of star birth, star death, and the formation of chemical elements in the Milky Way. The gamma-ray telescope, called the Compton Spectrometer and Imager (COSI), is expected to launch in 2025 as NASA's latest small astrophysics mission.
12 Oct 2021

CalWave Successfully Commissions Open Water Wave Energy Pilot

CalWave successfully commissioned its CalWave x1 off the coast of San Diego. This milestone event marks the beginning of California's first at-sea, long-duration wave energy pilot operating fully submerged.
1 Sep 2021

AMPLY Power Integrates WattTime API

As pressure mounts for transportation fleets and their organizations to measure, reduce, and report total greenhouse gas emissions, AMPLY Power is tapping environmental technology nonprofit WattTime to provide its electric vehicle, bus, and truck customers with access to emission reductions data and the ability to automatically charge when GHG emissions from electricity generating plants are low.
5 Jul 2021

Insect-Sized Robots for Search and Rescue

Many insects and spiders get their uncanny ability to scurry up walls and walk upside down on ceilings with the help of specialized sticky footpads that allow them to adhere to surfaces in places where no human would dare to go. Engineers have used the principle behind some of these footpads, called electrostatic adhesion, to create an insect-scale robot that can swerve and pivot with the agility of a cheetah, giving it the ability to traverse complex terrain and quickly avoid unexpected obstacles.
4 Jun 2021

CRISPR-Based Coronavirus Rapid Test

While the coronavirus pandemic has proven once more that the tiniest germ can upset global civilization, a team has responded by illustrating that ancient strategies used by bacteria to battle viruses can be repurposed into transformative technologies.
16 Apr 2021

Tiny Wireless Implant Detects Oxygen Deep Within the Body

Engineers have created a tiny wireless implant that can provide real-time measurements of tissue oxygen levels deep underneath the skin. The device, which is smaller than the average ladybug and powered by ultrasound waves, could help doctors monitor the health of transplanted organs or tissue and provide an early warning of potential transplant failure.
12 Feb 2021

Sustainable Alternative Fuels 2021-2031

IDTechEx Report: Dr Alex Holland
2020
23 Dec 2020

New Device Detects Which Hand Gestures You Want to Make

Imagine typing on a computer without a keyboard, playing a video game without a controller or driving a car without a wheel. That's one of the goals of a new device developed by engineers, that can recognize hand gestures based on electrical signals detected in the forearm. The system, which couples wearable biosensors with artificial intelligence, could one day be used to control prosthetics or to interact with almost any type of electronic device.
18 Dec 2020

Novasentis

IDTechEx caught up with Francois Jeanneau, CEO of Novasentis. They are ramping up to another product launch following acquisition from Kemet in 2019.
16 Dec 2020

Transparent Electronics Materials, Markets 2021-2041

IDTechEx Report: Dr Peter Harrop, Dr Xiaoxi He, Dr Richard Collins, Dr Matthew Dyson, Raghu Das and Luke Gear
9 Dec 2020

CRISPR-Based COVID-19 Test Uses Smartphones Cameras to Spot Virus RNA

Identifying and isolating individuals who may be contagious with the coronavirus is key to limiting the spread of the disease. But even months into the pandemic, many patients are still waiting days to receive COVID-19 test results.
2 Dec 2020

Spotlight Therapeutics $30M Funding for Non-viral CRISPR Gene Editing

Spotlight Therapeutics, Inc., a biotechnology company developing non-viral gene editing therapeutics for direct in vivo editing of target genes, closed its Series A financing bringing the total raised to $30 million.
25 Nov 2020

Real Graphene

Real Graphene manufacture fast-charging graphene-enabled batteries. IDTechEx spoke with Sam Gong (Founder Real Graphene USA).
19 Nov 2020

Fluoropolymer Markets in Electrics, Electronics 2021-2041

IDTechEx Report: Dr Peter Harrop and Dr James Edmondson