Category: Science

  • True GRIT: Research Worth Sharing from UC Santa Barbara

    Meet some of the best minds from UC Santa Barbara as they share their ground-breaking research and innovations in technology in a new series of GRIT Talks (GRIT: Groundbreaking Research/Innovative Technology). Look through walls with WiFi vision. Learn about new treatments for macular degeneration. See why even your shampoo is fascinating. Find out about ocean […]

  • Get Creative with the Qualcomm Thinkabit Lab

    Ever dream of creating an army of robots to do your bidding? Do you find yourself tinkering with everyday objects? Just want to have a little fun and learn a new skill? Welcome to the Qualcomm Thinkabit Lab! Join engineer Saura Naderi as she shares the basics of coding, engineering, and creativity through simple projects […]

  • Are you ready for the next Big Earthquake?

    If you live in California, you’re no stranger to earthquakes, and you may worry when the next “Big One” will strike. Are you prepared? When is it likely to occur? How close will it hit? New programs from the University of California will help you find the answers. With a population of over 18 million […]

  • The Evolution of Human Skin

    While we know much about the structure and function of our skin and the evolution of skin pigmentation, there is much left to learn. How is it that while our mammalian cousins are furry, we are virtually naked and we sweat like we do? And how is it that some of those sweat glands evolved […]

  • Up Next Explores the Future of Space Exploration… and Death

    Since the launch of Up Next eight months ago, Marty Lasden has produced programs on the future of everything from artificial intelligence to Judaism to marriage. In The Future of Being Dead, Lasden interviews Stanford University humanities scholar Robert Pogue Harrison. (Back in 2005, Harrison published a fascinating book called The Dominion of the Dead, […]

  • All About Those 2° C

    Among the international delegations of climate experts gathering in Paris for COP 21 this month, leading researchers from the University of California are presenting “Bending the Curve,” a thorough report covering their top 10 scalable solutions for reducing global warming and addressing the impacts of climate change. For a preview of what they are prescribing […]

  • Water Policy and the Drought

    If you’ve spent anytime in California in the last few years, you know this: California is in the midst of a severe drought. But while the lack of rainfall is not in dispute, there is widespread disagreement on how to respond. A panel convened for Cal Day at UC Berkeley explores policy options that could […]

  • New Smart Puppy Episodes!

    Holy hairball! Smart Puppy and Friends are back – this time enlisting friends from around the globe to have fun and introduce viewers to the basics of some fascinating facets of material science. Science? No, really it’s a goofy romp, and you might learn something you didn’t know you could learn from a talking Labrador […]

  • The Future of Visual Computing

    At the newly launched UC San Diego Center for Visual Computing – or VisComp – researchers are building a future when photograph-quality images can be rendered instantly on mobile devices; a future in which computers and wearable devices have the ability to see and understand the physical world just as humans do; and a future […]

  • Understand Climate Change – and What You Can Do About It

    Learn more about climate change with new programs that examine its impact from a variety of perspectives. Discover how humans and climate interact and affect one another, learn what you can do to reduce greenhouse emissions, and get a behind-the-scenes look at the Pope’s call to protect the environment. Climate Change, Consumerism and the Pope […]