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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



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