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Mechanical engineering to aid back surgery

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 22:38:50 +0000

With support from the Signatures Innovation Fellows program, mechanical engineering professor Grace O’Connell and graduate student Bo Yang are developing a model to help surgeons determine risks of surgery



Better planetary management though data science

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 21:32:58 +0000

Sol Hsiang discusses how data, analysis and computing can show us our future in a warming world, and lead us to take action to lessen the impact



Security for data analytics – gaining a grip on the two-edged sword

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 18:22:52 +0000

EECS researchers Dawn Song and Noah Johnson are using Uber data to developa new approach to balancing privacy and data analysis



Cheap, efficient cookstoves are small-tech solution with big payoff

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 16:30:27 +0000

Ashok Gadgil redesigned a simple technology, the wood cookstove, to help women in refugee camps in Darfur, Sudan



Computer vision to protect patients — and budgets

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 18:45:26 +0000

UC Berkeley professor Alexandre Bayen and Ph.D. student Pulkit Agrawal have developed a computer vision-based system to help memory care centers monitor patient falls and to reduce them where possible



Haas Startup Squad connects MBA students to Skydeck

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 23:43:59 +0000




Super-resolution microscopy reveals fine detail of cellular mesh

Tue, 30 Jan 2018 23:35:34 +0000

Super-resolution microscopy reveals fine detail of cellular mesh underlying membrane



Why traffic apps make congestion worse

Tue, 30 Jan 2018 17:53:16 +0000

Transportation expert Alex Bayen discusses the problems caused by traffic apps, and how UC Berkeley researchers hopes to solve the problem to help commuters and cities alike



Artificial leaves to produce fuel on Earth and, one day, Mars

Wed, 24 Jan 2018 23:34:54 +0000

Chemist Peidong Yang is developing ways to convert sunlight, water and carbon directly into fuel, just as a leaf converts sunlight into food



Chemists create tinted windows that also generate electricity

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 22:25:26 +0000

By tweaking a material called perovskite, researchers are able to use heat and moisture to convert the transparent material to an opaque thin film that produces electricity from sunlight






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