Can lasers make the internet faster?

Lasers could make the Internet faster – and cleaner

Tiny lasers could overcome the current speed limits on the Internet and lower the information revolution's carbon footprint, UC San Diego researchers say.

Poop to fuel

Will cars of the future run on poop?

How UCLA researchers are using protein waste, including manure, to make a new generation of renewable biofuels.

UC San Diego algae biofuel

UC San Diego’s algae biofuels program ranked best in nation

An algae surfboard and work on gasoline alternatives help the campus win for the fourth year in a row.

UC Santa Cruz solar greenhouse

This solar greenhouse could change the way we eat

Thanks to a transparent solar panel developed at UC Santa Cruz, greenhouses are enjoying a new moment in the sun.

UC President Janet Napolitano delivers the Global Food Summit's keynote address at the UC Irvine Beckman Center.

Five takeaways from UC's Global Food Summit

Event is first opportunity for UC Blum Federation to come together since it was formally announced in February.

Rebecca Bork (middle) and her children, Ava and Finn, are among those who benefit from having fresh produce delivered by UCLA students to the UCLA University Village.

College campuses take on food waste

On UC campuses, the Global Food Initiative has spurred collaborations that unite students across the system.

Roof rack collage Berkeley Lab

Roof racks a drag on fuel economy

Berkeley Lab study finds auto accessory responsible for almost 1 percent of national gas consumption.

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory on home energy use

Your home is an energy hog – here’s how to put it on a diet

New Berkeley Lab projects to curb home energy waste have the potential to save $2 billion each year in California alone.

GFI Durell

Organic farm serves up life lessons for UC students

Field trip gives UC Global Food Initiative fellows a chance to get their hands dirty.

UCLA biochemistry

Major advance in biochemistry holds promise for biofuels

UCLA biochemists have devised a way to convert sugar into a variety of useful chemical compounds without using cells.

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