UCLA

Cyberwar

The Army Wants to Use a Theoretical Particle To Make an Unhackable Quantum Computer

A telltale signature of the theoretical particle was discovered last year. Now the Army wants to use it to build a quantum computer.
Daniel Oberhaus
4.18.18
quantum

Researchers Found Evidence for a Particle That’s Its Own Antiparticle

“This discovery concludes one of the most intensive searches in fundamental physics, which spanned exactly 80 years."
Daniel Oberhaus
7.24.17
CGI

Video Game Diarrhea Is Going to Look So Realistic in the Future

The researchers say this technique is for modeling mud, but we know what this is really about.
Daniel Oberhaus
5.11.17
robots

Bipedal Robots Are Better at Walking Sideways

UCLA’s Robots and Mechanics Lab thinks it found an elegant solution to the bipedal robot problem.
Matthew Gault
11.26.16
California

California's Drought Could Last For Centuries

New research says climate change could be recreating prehistoric conditions, turning California into a desert.
Meredith Rutland Bauer
9.19.16
UCLA

Researchers Find the ‘Holy Grail’ of Soft Robotics

A breakthrough for artificial, robotic muscles.
Daniel Oberhaus
7.24.16
Photos

Inside the Lab that's on the Cutting Edge of Turning Poop Into Fuel

Take a video tour of the UCLA lab that wants to power the future with feces.
Rachel Pick
3.1.16
You'll Sleep When You're Dead

The Nasal Spray that Was Supposed to Replace Sleep

What happened to Orexin-A, the wonder drug that was supposed to eliminate sleep?
Melissa Cronin
1.19.16
death

Should a UCLA Professor Be Forgiven for the Horrific Death of His Lab Assistant?

In the wake of negligence that led to a tragic death, should a UCLA professor be forgiven?
Melissa Cronin
12.12.15
video

This Trippy Augmented Reality Sandbox Lets You Move Mountains and Make it Rain

Relive the thrill of playing God as a child while learning about topography.
Adam Owen
7.29.15
Clint Eastwood

How Do You Make a Memory? This Study Puts Us Closer to the Answer

Researchers got people’s brains to associate Clint Eastwood with the Leaning Tower of Pisa, and encode it in their neurons.
Victoria Turk
7.1.15
Features

The Mission To Save The Internet By Rewiring It From The Name Up

The decades-old architecture of the internet is running out of IP addresses. Enter a bold plan for a new internet, designed from the name up.
Lucy Vernasco
5.1.15
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