Making fuel from sunlight, increasing the resiliency of urban waterfronts, and developing low-cost batteries for energy storage are among the many efforts by Berkeley researchers aimed at creating solutions for energy efficiency, sustainability, and the environment.
May 31, 2017
May 26, 2017
Bob Jacobsen quoted in Gizmodo's coverage of the first dark matter detector results.
It’s true—some rocks can float on water for years at a time. And now scientists know how they do it, and what causes them to eventually sink.
May 23, 2017
California will roll out an earthquake early warning system sometime in 2018, thanks in part to researchers at UC Berkeley.
May 19, 2017
Steve Stoute — a cultural force who has built a name in the music industry and as a marketing and brand entrepreneur — brought his savvy to the Zellerbach Playhouse at UC Berkeley Thursday, telling graduating statistics students that “data is the instrument, now go be the artist. Keep pushing the culture forward.”
Then he introduced his surprise for the grads. “Here is your gift today!” he told them, bringing out DJ Khaled.
May 18, 2017
Yasunori Nomura penned an article on multiverse theory for Scientific American's June 2017 issue.
Newton Nguyen, profiled by Berkeley News, discusses his sucess at Berkeley and how he learned to "see code" after going blind.
May 16, 2017
May 15, 2017
Berkeley researchers found two chemicals in anti-fertility folk medicines that block a key step in fertilization – the meeting of egg and sperm – and may make effective alternatives to today’s hormone-based contraceptives, which sometimes cause side effects.
Michael Botchan, interim dean of the Division of Biological Sciences in the College of Letters & Science at UC Berkeley, has been appointed to be permanent dean of the division. He has held the position on an interim basis since July 1, 2016.
May 11, 2017
University of California, Berkeley, neuroscientists have now combined new techniques for sequencing the RNA in single cells with detailed statistical analysis to more easily track individual stem cells in the nose, uncovering clues that someday could help restore smell to those who have lost it.
May 10, 2017
Taking advantage of a rare orbital alignment between two of Jupiter’s moons, Io and Europa, researchers have obtained an exceptionally detailed map of the largest lava lake on Io, the most volcanically active body in the solar system.
May 8, 2017
Congratulations to Grant Schroeder on being award the 2017 University Medal!
Several recent studies from UC Berkeley have rekindled the hope of curing an HIV infection by luring it out of its latent state, making treatment much more effective. The labs of Qiang Zhou and Jim Hurley, professors in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, have been leading the efforts to investigate this new approach to treating HIV.
May 4, 2017
May 4th is the Grad Slam, UC’s system-wide contest that challenges graduate students to explain their research in three jargon-free minutes. All of the first place champions from each UC campus face off to compete for the UC-wide trophy and gain the attention of industry, academic, media, and government leaders.
University of California, Berkeley, researchers have described 10 new CRISPR enzymes that, once activated, behave like Pac-Man to chew up RNA in a way that could be used as sensitive detectors of infectious viruses.