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UC Berkeley launches Center for Human-Compatible Artificial Intelligence

UC Berkeley Science News - Mon, 08/29/2016 - 12:00
The Center for Human-Compatible Artificial Intelligence, launched this week, will focus on making sure AI systems are beneficial to humans.
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Astronomer Gibor Basri awarded Carl Sagan Prize for science popularization

UC Berkeley Science News - Mon, 08/29/2016 - 08:27
Former vice chancellor for equity and inclusion encouraged minorities to participate in science
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Explaining Italy’s new quake tragedy

UC Berkeley Science News - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 13:15
Scientists at the UC Berkeley Seismological Laboratory lay out the science of yesterday's strong temblor, and its differences from the one that left L'Aquila in ruins seven years ago.
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Two BioE alums named to TR35

Department of Bioengineering - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 10:17
Bioengineering alumni Kelly Gardner and Heather Bowerman have been named top innovators under 35, a list compiled each year by MIT Technology Review. Gardner, PhD 2013 in Amy Herr's lab, was recognized for her lean biotech startup innovating in single-cell protein analysis. Bowerman, BS 2005, was honored for inexpensive hormone level tracking technology. They are two of the seven UC Berkeley-affiliated engineers named this year.
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Welcome New IB Graduate Students!

Department of Integrative Biology - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 09:16

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Nicolas Alexandre, Sarah Banker, Debora Brandt, Jackie Childers, Kelsey Crutchfield-Peters, Kyle DeMarr, Rosa Jimenez, Benjamin Karin, Emily King, Isaac Marck, Jesus Martinez-Gomez, Shannon O'Brien, Timothy O'Connor, Julianne Pelaez, Aaron Pomerantz, Michael Song, Andre Szejner Sigal, Kirsten Verster, Elisa Visher and Daniel Wait. 

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A floating classroom for students

UC Berkeley Science News - Fri, 08/19/2016 - 15:04
Students get a hands-on education aboard the research vessel Oceanus — and lend their skills to the climate change mission
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Inside the heroic snout of a rescue dog

UC Berkeley Science News - Tue, 08/16/2016 - 08:30
UC Berkeley neuroscientist Lucia Jacobs is exploring the smell navigation mechanics of tracking dogs as well as smaller animals. Her research is featured in the PBS NewsHour video series, ScienceScope.
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Follow ocean-going robots, and their scientists, for 10 days at sea

UC Berkeley Science News - Mon, 08/15/2016 - 14:46
A team of scientists and engineers from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and UC Berkeley have just set out on a mission to test a robotic float used to measure carbon dynamics in the ocean.
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Warming world may put most cities off-limits for summer Olympics

UC Berkeley Science News - Thu, 08/11/2016 - 12:10
By 2085, only eight Northern Hemisphere cities outside of western Europe are likely to be cool enough to host the summer games, scientists find; San Francisco would be one of just three in North America
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The caddisfly and its amazing underwater tape

UC Berkeley Science News - Thu, 08/11/2016 - 10:22
UC Berkeley stream ecologist Patina Mendez explains how picky these house builders can be
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Recreational activities on private land help landowners and conservation

UC Berkeley Science News - Mon, 08/08/2016 - 07:57
A new study supports the claim that recreational activities such as hunting, fishing and wildlife viewing incentivize conservation and increase landowner income
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How sunflowers follow the sun

UC Berkeley Science News - Thu, 08/04/2016 - 10:00
Stem growth linked to plant's internal clock so stem pivots westward during the day, eastward at night
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Knox Medical on ABC News

Department of Bioengineering - Wed, 08/03/2016 - 10:07
This BioE startup uses a video game to predict kids' asthma attacks.
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Head-Gordon leads Berkeley partnership to improve scientific software

Department of Bioengineering - Fri, 07/29/2016 - 09:33
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has announced a major award to establish the the Molecular Sciences Software Institute. Teresa Head-Gordon, Chancellor’s Professor of Bioengineering, Chemistry and Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, is the lead scientist at UC Berkeley. The institute is a partnership of nine universities, led by Virginia Tech and including UC Berkeley, Rice University; Stony Brook […]
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Kumar named BMES Fellow

Department of Bioengineering - Thu, 07/28/2016 - 20:15
Professor Sanjay Kumar has been elected to the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) Class of 2016 Fellows. Fellow status is awarded to members who demonstrate exceptional achievements and experience in the field of biomedical engineering, and a record of membership and participation in the Society.Public recognition of Professor Kumar and the Class of 2016 Fellows will be […]
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With rise of leukemia in children, $6 million grant funds search for causes

UC Berkeley Science News - Tue, 07/26/2016 - 07:00
A UC Berkeley researcher leads a team of scientists discovering environmental exposures linked to childhood leukemia, which is increasing, especially in Latinos
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Sexual rivalry may drive frog reproductive behaviors

UC Berkeley Science News - Tue, 07/26/2016 - 05:00
Some tropical frogs evolved mating behaviors to outmaneuver sexual competitors.
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Magnetic Insight installs first scanner, raises $3Mil in funding

Department of Bioengineering - Fri, 07/22/2016 - 14:57
BioE startup Magnetic Insight will install their first Magnetic Particle Imaging scanner at the Stanford School of Medicine, where researchers will explore using MPI to solve challenges in cell therapy and vascular imaging. The company, led by PhD alumnus Patrick Goodwill and BioE professor Steven Conolly, has also recently secured an oversubscribed seed funding round of $3M.
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Schaffer receives CIRM award for neural treatment

Department of Bioengineering - Fri, 07/22/2016 - 14:46
Professor David Schaffer has received a $1.8 million research award from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine Discovery Quest program for his project, "Scalable, Defined Production of Oligodendrocyte Precursor Cells to Treat Neural Disease and Injury."
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