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Strategic siting of wind and solar farms can reduce need for fossil fuel and hydropower
New research shows that risk to visitors to the Rio Olympics were low, but people who live there bear the brunt of the mosquito-borne virus
Because of constantly shrinking land area, the older islands have been losing bird, insect and plant species for millions of years
UC Berkeley’s Energy Biosciences Institute and Shell have entered into a five-year research agreement to spend up to $25 million over five years on fundamental research in the areas of global energy transition and new energy technology.
Berkeley joins six other California universities to treat and repair craniofacial disease and damage. The consortium has been awarded $12 million by the NIH, part of a larger $24 million effort to develop strategies for treating craniofacial defects, which affect millions of Americans.
UC Berkeley professor Arthur Middleton teamed up with a photographer and an artist to follow — and film — elk herds as they migrate over steep mountain passes and ford treacherous river crossings in Yellowstone
Moore Foundation funding will boost study of epoch after first stars formed in the universe
The study, published in the journal Science, indicates that changes in precipitation patterns influence natural selection worldwide
The study warns that preserving a small group of isolated animals is not sufficient to stop the negative effects of inbreeding
A new video from the California Academy of Sciences shows Berkeley scientists using time-lapse microscopy to show how butterfly wings develop their fragile structures and beautiful colors.
Public asked to submit photos to stitch together into 90-minute eclipse Megamovie
The ruling says that the inventions claimed in the pending U.S. patent application filed by the Doudna/Charpentier research group and those filed by the Broad Institute are separately patentable, moving the Doudna/Charpentier group’s application closer to issuance as a U.S. patent.
Volunteers needed to scan images of the sky to look for moving specks of light that could be a new planet or brown dwarf
Writers, lawyers and policymakers as well as biologists and paleobiologists urge a focus on saving resilient ecosystems as well as species
Berkeley is leading a global project that will use big data to simulate and track infectious diseases around the world.
More than 2,300 faculty from all disciplines urge action on climate change
Bakar Fellow Jeffrey Long, professor of chemistry and of chemical and biomolecular engineering, has devised a new material that can capture and release CO2 at a lower temperature and in a much greater volume than present-day technologies
By repeatedly tweaking a group of ions, physicists make first example of a non-equilibrium material: a system that repeats in time, rather than space
Its research offers building operators, managers and designers new tools to enhance energy efficiency, environmental quality and livability for residents and workers — from the open-office plan and the cubicle to multifamily structures