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New institute uses chemistry, machine learning to tackle climate change

Wed, 09/21/2022 - 09:00
The Bakar Institute of Digital Materials for the Planet (BIDMaP) will bring together top machine learning and chemistry researchers to develop new materials for capturing carbon dioxide
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Study finds potentially dangerous levels of arsenic in prison drinking water

Wed, 09/21/2022 - 06:00
A new analysis of water quality data from California’s Kern Valley State Prison and neighboring rural communities found water safety issues on both sides of prison walls
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Bringing arsenic-safe drinking water to rural California

Wed, 09/21/2022 - 06:00
UC Berkeley engineers have created a simple and low-cost new arsenic treatment system to help low-income communities access safer water
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As online harms surge, Our Better Web initiative advances at UC Berkeley

Mon, 09/19/2022 - 07:00
As the Internet evolves to pose grave threats, the high-level initiative "will focus its energy to address real-world challenges with real-world solutions"
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Chrysalis, the lost moon that gave Saturn its rings

Thu, 09/15/2022 - 11:00
Saturn has long been in a dance with Neptune, but that dance was interrupted when one of Saturn's moons ventured too close and was shredded. Some of its remains ending up as the beautiful rings we see today.
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Mega-eruptions linked to most mass extinctions over past 500 million years

Mon, 09/12/2022 - 12:00
Mass extinction events correlate with mega-eruptions, suggesting that these volcanic outpourings of gas and lava are the main cause of mass die-offs throughout Earth's history
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What drives government investment in clean energy innovation?

Mon, 09/12/2022 - 09:23
A new study finds that international cooperation and competition are the strongest drivers of funding for clean energy research and development, a necessary step in achieving global climate goals
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Berkeley Talks: Activist Pua Case on the movement to protect Mauna Kea

Fri, 09/09/2022 - 14:55
The Native Hawaiian activist and caretaker discusses the movement to protect Mauna Kea, a dormant volcano on the Big Island of Hawaii and the tallest mountain in the world
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Wildfire poses greater threat to cannabis than other California crops

Thu, 09/08/2022 - 10:25
A new study finds that the lucrative commercial crop may be at a higher risk of loss from wildfire because it is mostly grown in rural areas
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Webb Telescope images Jupiter-like planet 350 light years away

Thu, 09/01/2022 - 10:33
UC Berkeley astronomers and a team of exoplanet researchers test the capabilities of the new James Webb Space Telescope and capture photo of a newly formed planet
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Social cost of carbon is more than triple the federal estimate

Thu, 09/01/2022 - 08:00
A new study finds that the benefits of reducing carbon dioxide emissions are much greater than previously believed
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Perseverance rover retrieves key clues to Mars’ geologic and water history

Thu, 08/25/2022 - 11:00
After return of rock samples to Earth in 2033, analysis will answer outstanding questions about when water flowed on the planet
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Surprising details leap out in sharp new James Webb Space Telescope images of Jupiter

Mon, 08/22/2022 - 05:00
The latest images of Jupiter from the James Webb Space Telescope are stunners
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La traducción automática podría poner la ciencia al alcance de todos

Tue, 08/16/2022 - 10:00
A medida que mejora la traducción informática, se reducen las barreras para traducir los artículos científicos a varios idiomas con el fin de proporcionar un acceso global
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A tradução automática poderia tornar a ciência em língua inglesa acessível a todos

Tue, 08/16/2022 - 10:00
À medida que a tradução por computador melhora, há menos barreiras à tradução de artigos científicos em várias línguas para proporcionar acesso global
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A gépi fordítás mindenki számára hozzáférhetővé teheti a kizárólag angol nyelvű tudományt

Tue, 08/16/2022 - 10:00
A számítógépes fordítás javulásával egyre kevesebb akadálya van a tudományos cikkek több nyelvre történő fordításának a globális hozzáférés biztosítása érdekében
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Machine translation could make English-only science accessible to all

Tue, 08/16/2022 - 10:00
As computer translation improves, there are fewer barriers to translating scientific articles into multiple languages to provide global access
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Today’s heat waves feel a lot hotter than heat index implies

Mon, 08/15/2022 - 12:03
At the extremes of heat and humidity occurring more frequently with climate change, the heat index underestimates the stress humans experience
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Berkeley Talks: Learning from nature to design better robots

Fri, 08/12/2022 - 23:52
Robert Full, a professor of integrative biology at UC Berkeley, discusses how nature and its creatures — cockroaches, crabs, centipedes, geckos — inspire innovative design
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Brightest stars in the night sky can strip planets to their rocky cores

Fri, 08/12/2022 - 01:00
Why are Neptune-sized planets rare among exoplanets discovered to date? A 'warm Neptune' recently found around a bright blue star may hold the answer.
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