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In ‘Gone City,’ geographer questions Silicon Valley’s boom times

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 00:00:00 +0000

Geographer's new book deconstructs the Bay Area's remarkable journey from the Gold Rush to its dominance at the top of the tech world

Thin film converts heat from electronics into energy

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 15:00:14 +0000

Process could capture heat from computers, cars and use it to generate power

New technology could wean the battery world off cobalt

Wed, 11 Apr 2018 17:00:35 +0000

Research opens the door to using cheaper, less problematic metals in lithium-ion batteries

Berkeley engineers build smallest volume, most efficient wireless nerve stimulator

Tue, 10 Apr 2018 17:51:02 +0000

Neural dust, invented in campus labs, can now wirelessly stimulate nerves by harnessing the power of ultrasound.

Making computer animation more agile, acrobatic — and realistic

Tue, 10 Apr 2018 17:15:15 +0000

Using deep reinforcement learning, an algorithm can learn to simulate natural-looking human skills, from martial arts to break dancing

Soaring through Peru: Berkeley student turns summer research into augmented reality app

Thu, 05 Apr 2018 19:24:19 +0000

Natalea Schager turned her drone curiosity into the summer research experience of a lifetime

Podcast explores UC’s pivotal role in California history

Tue, 03 Apr 2018 17:00:00 +0000

One Bold Idea, a six-part podcast series, tells stories that range from the birth of the atomic age at UC Berkeley to how a UCSF oncologist's new model of care changed the course of the AIDS epidemic

Ph.D. students learn how to tug at federal purse strings

Thu, 29 Mar 2018 00:00:00 +0000

Students learned skills for communicating with policymakers to help secure research funding

Atomically thin light emitting device opens the possibility for ‘invisible’ displays

Mon, 26 Mar 2018 15:53:04 +0000

Tiny device opens the door to displays that would be bright when turned on but see-through when turned off -- or in futuristic applications such as light-emitting tattoos

$10 million for Berkeley RISELab’s AI research

Tue, 27 Feb 2018 19:55:39 +0000

The project will enable artificial intelligence systems to make decisions in areas of our everyday lives.

Scientists detect how words grow new meanings. Maybe computers will, too

Tue, 27 Feb 2018 18:15:22 +0000

Discovery could teach digital helpers like Siri and Alexa to better understand the nuances of the English language

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