Browsing Tag

university of california

4 posts

University of California Scientists Create Contact Lenses That Can Zoom by Blinking Twice

contact lenses

A group of scientists at the University of California San Diego recently published a paper detailing the contact lenses they’ve invented that can zoom by blinking twice. 

In the paper, titled “A Biomimetic Soft Lens Controlled by Electrooculographic Signal,” the scientists went on to detail that unlike the previously developed soft robots, which were “either controlled manually or by prewritten programs,” their current work functions by harnessing the electric current that human eyes make.

University of California Faces Lawsuit Over Discrimination of Asian American Applicants

A UCLA professor and a new Asian American organization are suing the University of California for withholding records that could expose the system’s racial bias against Asian Americans in undergraduate admissions.

Professor Richard Sander, a known critic of affirmative action, and the Asian American Community Services Center (AACSC) believe that the UC system is violating Proposition 209, a state initiative passed in 1996 that prohibits public institutions from discriminating on the basis of race.