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Dan Kammen on renewable energy, kids and cars and, yes, I-M-P-E-A-C-H

UC Berkeley Science News - Thu, 09/07/2017 - 13:12
The professor of energy and public policy recently talked with Vox.com about his resignation, his not-so-hidden message — and, especially, the state of renewable energy in the United States
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Emoji fans take heart: Scientists pinpoint 27 states of emotion

UC Berkeley Science News - Wed, 09/06/2017 - 12:57
Study challenges assumption that most human emotions fall within the categories of happiness, sadness, anger, surprise, fear and disgust.
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Amy Herr receives Berkeley Visionary Award

Department of Bioengineering - Fri, 09/01/2017 - 09:57
Professor Amy Herr has been recognized by the City of Berkeley as a Berkeley Visionary for her leadership in innovation, citizenship, and vision. One of only three awardees, Herr is known for her dedication to improving lives through science, technology, engineering and math research and education.
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Amy Herr receives Berkeley Visionary Award

Department of Bioengineering - Fri, 09/01/2017 - 09:34
Professor Amy Herr has been recognized by the City of Berkeley as a Berkeley Visionary for her leadership in innovation, citizenship, and vision. One of only three awardees, Herr is known for her dedication to improving lives through science, technology, engineering and math research and education.
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New Course: Integrative Human Biology

Department of Integrative Biology - Fri, 09/01/2017 - 06:31

The IB department is introducing a new course this Fall, IB 77A: Integrative Human Biology. For this course, a different Integrative Biology faculty member will give a one hour lecture each week on how their research field contributes to our understanding of human biology. 
Full Course Description and Syllabus

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Distant galaxy sends out 15 high-energy radio bursts

UC Berkeley Science News - Wed, 08/30/2017 - 08:00
Breakthrough Listen detects 3 billion-year-old repeating fast radio bursts
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Kammen resigns federal post as science envoy, and adds plug for impeachment

UC Berkeley Science News - Wed, 08/23/2017 - 15:45
After 21 years of federal advising and service, Kammen sends letter decrying President Trump's energy policies and his statements surrounding the recent violence in Charlottesville
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More education linked to better cognitive functioning later in life

UC Berkeley Science News - Wed, 08/23/2017 - 11:00
New research shows that higher educational attainment is linked to better cognitive performance across all ages.
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Cyborg bacteria turn sunlight into useful compounds

UC Berkeley Science News - Wed, 08/23/2017 - 08:00
Chemists Peidong Yang and Kelsey Sakimoto have turned bacteria into efficient solar collectors to convert carbon dioxide into acetic acid, which serves as food for other bacteria producing useful fuels and chemicals.
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Megamovie video captures eclipse coast-to-coast

UC Berkeley Science News - Tue, 08/22/2017 - 09:51
Volunteers across the nation uploaded close-up images of the sun's corona, providing a lasting archive for solar scientists
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Faculty Position in Quantitative Systems Biology

Department of Integrative Biology - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 17:40

The Department of Integrative Biology at the University of California, Berkeley invites applications for a 100% time tenure-track position in quantitative systems biology at the rank of Assistant Professor. Potential start date is July 1, 2018.

We seek a colleague to join the department working in the area of computationally-oriented biology focused on the development and application of new methods to enable biological discovery from genomic, imaging and/or other large datasets.

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Tips for viewing (and enjoying) Monday’s solar eclipse

UC Berkeley Science News - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 08:55
As you prepare to enjoy the Great American Eclipse on Monday, Aug. 21, take some safety tips from astronomer Alex Filippenko, who has seen 15 total solar eclipses
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Better student nutrition by design

UC Berkeley Science News - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 07:00
Students in a summer academy used newly acquired design and fabrication skills to meet special campus community needs
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Berkeley again is top U.S. public university in new ARWU rankings

UC Berkeley Science News - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 11:44
Berkeley ranks first in the world in natural sciences, chemistry and electrical and electronic engineering
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Heavily used pesticide linked to breathing problems in farmworkers’ children

UC Berkeley Science News - Mon, 08/14/2017 - 11:24
New study finds that elemental sulfur is linked to reduced lung function, more asthma-related symptoms and higher asthma medication use in children living about a half-mile or less from farms that use the pesticide
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Capstone alumni featured in New York Times

Department of Bioengineering - Thu, 08/10/2017 - 17:21
Two startup companies spun out of BioE 192 Senior Capstone Design projects are taking the world of remote health monitoring by storm. Read how the heart and asthma monitoring devices by Eko Devices and Knox Medical Diagnostics are changing the landscape of medicine.
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Capstone alumni featured in New York Times

Department of Bioengineering - Thu, 08/10/2017 - 10:12
Two startup companies spun out of BioE 192 Senior Capstone Design projects are taking the world of remote health monitoring by storm. Read how the heart and asthma monitoring devices by Eko Devices and Knox Medical Diagnostics are changing the landscape of medicine.
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Megamovie app makes photographing total eclipse a snap

UC Berkeley Science News - Tue, 08/08/2017 - 08:00
The app, downloadable free from Google Play or the App Store, automatically snaps photos of the eclipse and helps users upload them for use by scientists
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Twilight observations reveal huge storm on Neptune

UC Berkeley Science News - Thu, 08/03/2017 - 11:38
Berkeley grad student spies unusually bright storm system while viewing the sky at a time other astronomers avoid: twilight
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