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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



Report outlines steps to implement pollution reduction program

Fri, 08 Sep 2017 17:30:36 +0000

A study from the Goldman School offers recommendations to improve public health and save lives in low-income and minority neighborhoods located near pollution sources.



Girls’ STEM camp connects with campus

Thu, 31 Aug 2017 14:00:24 +0000

Curiosity about one campus summer camp led to another one supported by alums off campus, and new links between UC Berkeley and local girls interested in STEM






Cyborg bacteria turn sunlight into useful chemicals

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 15:00:13 +0000

Chemists Peidong Yang and Kelsey Sakimoto have turned bacteria into efficient solar collectors to convert carbon dioxide into food for other bacteria producing fuels and chemicals






Better student nutrition by design

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 14:00:03 +0000

Students in a summer academy used newly acquired design and fabrication skills to meet special campus community needs



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