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Turning up the thermostat in tropics shows promise for energy and comfort

Wed, 21 Dec 2016 00:00:00 +0000

Slightly upping office temperatures and equipping workers with smart fans can save significantly on energy costs while maintaining employee comfort

History, museum and languages benefit from NEH awards for Berkeley projects

Thu, 15 Dec 2016 21:00:05 +0000

Work on the history of American slavery, rehousing classical artifacts and translating hieroglyphs and other scripts into an international character-encoding standard get a boost

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Wall-jumping robot is most vertically agile ever built

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 19:01:24 +0000

Roboticists at UC Berkeley have designed a small robot that can leap into the air and then spring off a wall, or perform multiple vertical jumps in a row, resulting in the highest robotic vertical jumping agility ever recorded

It takes less than a second to tell humans from androids

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 16:00:15 +0000

TV shows may have us fooled, but in real life, our brains make accurate snap judgments about what is real.

To recover from next big quake, start today

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 17:30:00 +0000

While most Bay Area residents know a big earthquake is predicted to strike the region in the next two or three decades, many are unprepared.

Crop yield gets boost by tweaking how plants use sunlight

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 00:00:00 +0000

Plant biologists have developed a method to increase crop productivity, which could be used to help address the world’s future food needs.

Young blood does not reverse aging in old mice, UC Berkeley study finds

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 16:45:59 +0000

A new study from UC Berkeley argues against the rejuvenating properties of young blood and points to old blood, or molecules within, as driving the aging process.

Cybersecurity center offers early guidance for Trump administration

Fri, 18 Nov 2016 20:52:30 +0000

What actions should the Trump administration take in its first 100 days to safeguard cybersecurity? Berkeley experts have some ideas.

Major advance in solar cells made from cheap, easy-to-use perovskite

Mon, 07 Nov 2016 22:12:03 +0000

Berkeley physicists boost efficiency of new material that holds promise as foundation for next-generation solar cells

For more resilient cities, think small(er) and look to vacant lots

Tue, 01 Nov 2016 00:00:00 +0000

Nicholas de Monchaux's data-driven new book, 'Local Code,' explores digitally tailored interventions for vacant public land in SF, LA, NY and Venice, Italy

Development Engineering awarded $3 million from National Science Foundation

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 22:09:23 +0000

The NSF awarded $3 million to UC Berkeley’s Development Engineering program to train graduate students to find innovative solutions to food, energy and water challenges in developing countries.

International Archaeology Day

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 23:47:10 +0000

It's International Archaeology Day every day at UC Berkeley.

Four projects garner $1.7 million from federal BRAIN initiative

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 15:00:20 +0000

Grants will help develop new imaging and sensing technologies

UC Berkeley to work with San Francisco to relieve traffic congestion

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 18:48:50 +0000

$11 million grant from U.S. Department of Transportation to help the city better manage traffic

Smallest. Transistor. Ever.

Mon, 10 Oct 2016 19:07:01 +0000

A UC Berkeley-led research team has created the smallest transistor reported to date.

UC Berkeley to partner on $24 million imaging science center

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 00:00:00 +0000

The center, which aims to tackle major scientific challenges by improving imaging technology, also includes scientists from UCLA and the University of Colorado Boulder

Nobel Prize winner to join UC Berkeley faculty

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 17:20:35 +0000

Physicist Eric Betzig and biophysicist Na Ji will join the UC Berkeley faculty in the summer of 2017

Chan, Zuckerberg pledge $3B to end diseases ‘within our children’s lifetime’

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 20:23:10 +0000

Acclaimed biologists, chemists will serve on the science initiative's advisory boards

Eight engineering students named Siebel Scholars

Wed, 14 Sep 2016 18:32:36 +0000

The honor recognizes exceptional graduate students in business, computer science, bioengineering and energy science