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In a step toward fighting human trafficking, sex ads are linked to Bitcoin data

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 19:20:53 +0000

A Berkeley Ph.D. candidate in computer science has built algorithms that analyze public information from Bitcoin to ID human trafficking rings.



Berkeley again is top U.S. public university in new ARWU rankings

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 18:44:30 +0000

Berkeley ranks first in the world in natural sciences, chemistry and electrical and electronic engineering



Climate policies study shows Inland Empire economic boon

Thu, 03 Aug 2017 11:55:29 +0000

A UC Berkeley report finds California climate policies are fueling economic expansion in Riverside and San Bernardino counties



Defense department pours $65 million into making CRISPR safer

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 21:29:53 +0000

Berkeley scientists to develop safer and better CRISPR tools and apply them to medicine and mosquito gene drives



$21.6 million funding from DARPA to build window into the brain

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 16:00:46 +0000

Scientists will develop new tools, including light field microscopy and holographic projection, to read and write to the brain



For Berkeley entrepreneurs, success means leaving the classroom

Tue, 11 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0000

The regional I-Corps program, a collaboration among UC Berkeley, UCSF and Stanford, teaches entrepreneurs from STEM disciplines to take a hard look at their ideas and turn them into products with high market potential



Study maps out dramatic costs of unmitigated climate change in the U.S.

Thu, 29 Jun 2017 20:23:09 +0000

Among the findings: the South will lose out to the Northwest and Northeast and the poor will fall further behind the rich if nothing is done about global warming



Hey Siri, an ancient algorithm may help you grasp metaphors

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 17:50:40 +0000

Understanding the cognitive steps humans take to create and comprehend metaphors may advance artificial intelligence



Poll highlights inequities in how Californians access the internet

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 15:35:16 +0000

More and more Californians have access to high-speed internet at home, but a significant number must depend on their smartphones to get online



Meet the most nimble-fingered robot ever built

Fri, 26 May 2017 00:00:00 +0000

DexNet 2.0 can pick up and move unfamiliar, irregularly shaped everyday items with a 99 percent success rate



Botanical Garden hosts giant bird’s nest built with natural fiber, digital tools

Tue, 23 May 2017 00:00:00 +0000

Graduate students in architecture work with associate professor M. Paz Gutierrez aim big as they begin to unravel the elaborate construction secrets of the weaver bird



New UC/Vox video series takes on climate change

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 21:24:02 +0000

Why are humans so bad at thinking about climate change? That provocative question opens the new series, Climate Lab, which looks at solutions to a daunting challenge



Fighting for children’s rights in the high-tech fertility age

Fri, 14 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0000

Mary Ann Mason, a faculty affiliate of the Berkeley Center for Law and Technology, discusses ideas from her new book Babies of Technology: Assisted Reproduction and the Rights of the Child



Device pulls water from dry air, powered only by the sun

Thu, 13 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0000

The key component is an extremely porous material called a metal-organic framework that absorbs 20 percent of its weight in water from low-humidity air



Shoe-string theory: Science shows why shoelaces come untied

Tue, 11 Apr 2017 23:01:42 +0000

Berkeley scientists have begun to unravel a knotty mystery



West Coast rollout of updated ‘ShakeAlert’ earthquake warning system

Tue, 11 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0000

California was the first to try ShakeAlert in 2016. Now Washington and Oregon will be able to test what will become a fully integrated West Coast early warning system.



European Patent Office to grant UC a broad patent on CRISPR-Cas9

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 15:15:40 +0000

Patents would cover single-guide CRISPR-Cas9 editing in all cells, including human



Makeathon to build tech for people with disabilities

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 21:44:55 +0000

The Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation will be taken over by nearly 100 makers for a three-day technology-building marathon



EBI, Shell sign $25 million partnership to fund new energy tech research

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 15:58:14 +0000

UC Berkeley’s Energy Biosciences Institute and Shell have entered into a five-year research agreement to spend up to $25 million over five years on fundamental research in the areas of global energy transition and new energy technology.



Berkeley engineers join $24 million push for craniofacial repair therapies

Thu, 09 Mar 2017 16:44:03 +0000

Berkeley joins six other California universities to treat and repair craniofacial disease and damage. The consortium has been awarded $12 million by the NIH, part of a larger $24 million effort to develop strategies for treating craniofacial defects, which affect millions of Americans.