Wired profiles Steven Boggs' research on super pressure balloon technology and how it can be applied to consistent, long-duration flights in space.
May 20, 2016
May 17, 2016
The Simons Foundation has given $38.4 million to establish a new astronomy facility in Chile’s Atacama Desert, adding new telescopes and new detectors to existing instruments in order to boost ongoing studies of the evolution of the universe, from its earliest moments to today.
When tiny microbes jam up like fans exiting a baseball stadium, they can do some real damage. UC Berkeley physicists found this out the hard way when the baker’s yeast cells (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) they were studying multiplied so prolifically that they burst the tiny chamber in which they were being raised.
May 9, 2016
The National Academy of Sciences announced today the election of 84 new members and 21 foreign associates, including six from UC Berkeley.
May 4, 2016
Congratulations to Kaavya Valiveti on being named Berkeley's top graduating senior and winning the University Medal.
bCourses implemented a new content retention policy which states that each bCourses site concludes two to three weeks after the end of each term. Site content will be deleted after six years, but users will receive a notification before any content is deleted, in addition to being given the possibility of exception. Student content, such as files and assignments, will be kept so long as the student still has a CalNet ID.
May 2, 2016
The cognitive science program is considering a change that would require Math 55 as a prerequisite for the major. Currently, Math 55 is part of the post-declaration major program. There will be more to follow as the possible change develops.
UC Berkeley scientists have built a “semantic atlas” that shows in vivid colors and multiple dimensions how the human brain organizes language. The atlas identifies brain areas that respond to words that have similar meanings.
Biochemist Jennifer Doudna has been named a foreign member of the prestigious Royal Society, a rare honor for a UC Berkeley faculty member.
It is with great sadness that the Division of Biological Sciences announces the passing of Walter Jackson Freeman III, a neuroscientist and philosopher known for his pioneering work on how the brain generates our perception of the world.