Robotic Cockroaches Are Perfect Tiny Aircraft Carriers for Robotic Birds

Humanity wouldn’t be where it is today if we didn’t learn how to work together, but robots have once again demonstrated that they’re much faster at adapting than us because a robotic cockroach is now helping a robotic bird take flight without the need for a human to launch it. » 5/26/15 11:45am 5/26/15 11:45am

Scientists Can Now Herd Cells Like Cattle Using Electrical Fields

We've known that flesh wounds create disturbances in the skin's bioelectric field since Emil du Bois-Reymond first placed an injured hand in a galvanometer in 1843. Thanks to a new discovery from a team at the University of Berkeley, we might soon be able to harness those currents to heal ourselves with electricity. » 3/12/14 2:20pm 3/12/14 2:20pm

Mobile Millennium Project is a Poor Man's Traffic-Relaying GPS

On Monday Nokia, NAVTEQ and UC Berkeley will launch the Mobile Millennium project which will use GPS data from thousands of cell phones » 11/07/08 9:30pm 11/07/08 9:30pm to gather traffic information in the San Francisco Bay Area. By having users relay and access the information, it will enable them to find and avoid traffic congestion, similar to the

Rube Goldberg Voting Machine Is Irreverent, Thankfully Irrelevant

Well, the election is over! Luckily, it was pretty clear from about two hours in who would be the winner this time around , so even if there were a couple of iffy voting » 11/05/08 3:30am 11/05/08 3:30am , it wouldn't be anything to take up to the Supreme Court. Still, some post-election voting humor never hurt anybody – check out this Rube…

Allen Telescope Array Fully Operational; Set To Find Treacherous Space Enemies By 2025

Paul Allen's SETI array was powered up yesterday. Currently with 42 6-meter dishes in operation, the final product will have 350 antennas (antennae?), capable in total of scanning over 1 million star systems in the hope of finding some kind of intelligent life out there. Since the Hat Creek, California, telescope… » 10/12/07 8:25am 10/12/07 8:25am

UC Berkeley Puts Lectures Online to Bore You At Home

Just like MIT and various other colleges before it, UC Berkeley's put a bunch of lectures online to YouTube so you can watch and learn from the comfort of your toilet. Berkeley does have a great computer science department (top three or something), but don't expect many of those lectures online for free though—why… » 10/04/07 4:50pm 10/04/07 4:50pm