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Research finds social media users actually wind down, not up

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 16:15:58 +0000

Prize-winning study shows social media isn't doing extreme things to our emotions

Computer scientist Randy Katz named vice chancellor for research

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 19:59:15 +0000

Wireless pioneer to take the reins at a challenging time for research universities

New robots can see into their future

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 00:00:16 +0000

New technology lets robots predict the consequences of their actions

Blockchain Lab receives campus-first Bitcoin donation

Wed, 29 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0000

The latest frontier in cybersecurity technology research gets a boost worth more than $50,000

Post-war designs inspire student-produced chairs

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0000

Contestants worked from one sheet of plywood in the 'Form Follows' chair design competition

Pioneering new course looks at business, tech, and law surrounding blockchain

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 19:07:29 +0000

UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business in spring offers a cross-listed class in this potentially disruptive technology to business, engineering and law students

School of Information offers new cybersecurity degree

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 21:11:58 +0000

Applications are being accepted for a new, online master's of information and cybersecurity program, offered in collaboration with the College of Engineering and the Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity

A cellphone-based microscope for treating river blindness

Thu, 09 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0000

LoaScope helps spot parasitic worms swimming in a drop of blood

Berkeley startup to train robots like puppets

Tue, 07 Nov 2017 17:50:37 +0000

Robotics experts train robots by guiding them through a task using virtual reality

Ultrafast magnetic reversal points the way toward speedy, low-power computer memory

Fri, 03 Nov 2017 18:00:08 +0000

Breakthrough that could lead to greatly increased performance and more energy-efficient computer memory and processing technologies

Fed up, two UC Berkeley students launch tool to spot Twitter bots

Tue, 31 Oct 2017 23:16:44 +0000

The duo run the operation out of their Berkeley apartment.

NSF awards support Berkeley data science institute, national workshops

Thu, 26 Oct 2017 20:07:28 +0000

National funding recognizes Berkeley's leadership in data science education

Neuroscience professor awarded prestigious Packard fellowship

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 17:30:46 +0000

Michael Yartsev will study bats to investigate how human brains developed language.

Physics postdoc and mentor awarded prestigious L’Oréal fellowship

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 19:14:20 +0000

Sydney Schreppler is working on exotic ways of communicating with quantum bits, or qubits

Report outlines cybersecurity threats for Olympics, other sporting events

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 22:56:05 +0000

The digital technologies that enhance sporting events also carry risks, the study warns

Fall fare ranges from politics to video games, technology to tomorrow’s jobs

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0000

From lectures on making America small again to how technology affects communications, Berkeley's fall programming is a virtual feast.

Student-designed medical device wins Fast Company award

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 21:16:44 +0000

A student project from Berkeley's Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation aims to lower the cost of diagnosing pneumonia

Hints from hemoglobin lead to better carbon monoxide storage

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 15:00:33 +0000

Carbon monoxide is an insidious poison because it loves the iron in our blood; it pushes oxygen out of iron-based hemoglobin, leading to painful asphyxiation. This affinity for iron comes in handy in a newly