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MyShake Android app crowdsources ground shaking from smartphone accelerometers
Deformed wing virus spread by global movement of European bee colonies
Roaches are even creepier when you see them disappearing through tiny crevices. But Berkeley biologists find this ability inspiration for search-and-rescue robots
Moore Foundation commits additional funds to developing ShakeAlert system
In Japan and areas like the Pacific Northwest where megathrust earthquakes are common, scientists may be able to better forecast large quakes based on periodic increases and decreases in the rate of slow, quiet slipping
American politics, innovative thinkers, artistic luminaries and our annual open house are just a few of the events happening at Berkeley this spring. Serial podcast creator Sarah Koenig talks binge-worthy journalism, the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater returns to campus, poets and writers discuss their work and Chancellor Dirks talks with top innovators.
Growing up amid dry lake beds in China, Baoxia Mi knew that water was not something to take for granted. Now a civil and environmental engineering professor at Berkeley, Mi is pioneering research in cheaper, energy-efficient ways to purify water using graphene.
If you've installed solar panels on your roof, "there’s a good chance someone else has purchased your halo and is wearing it right now." So writes resource economist Severin Borenstein, in a post on the Berkeley Blog.
Paul Alivisatos, recent recipient of the National Medal of Science, is a nanotech pioneer and entrepreneur
Search for differences between matter and antimatter turns to beach-ball science
UC Berkeley researchers have made a major improvement in CRISPR-Cas9 technology that achieves an unprecedented success rate of 60 percent when replacing a short stretch of DNA with another. The improved technique is especially useful
Just last year, researchers were saying there was no end in sight for California’s drought. But things are looking up, with the arrival of El Niño. Berkeley professor and geologist B. Lynn Ingram discusses what the climate could have in store for us.
Detailed analysis covering the past 120,000 years reveals new pattern of wetter-than-normal summers
Brain scans during communication game pinpoint areas where minds meet
Astronomers from RIT, UC Berkeley find invisible galaxy predicted by new field of 'galactoseismology'
Data on current carbon emissions will help cities meet goals set at Paris climate summit, and show people how they contribute to global warming.
CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing makes its mark, from pigs to wheat
The slowing of light in a gravitational field, a key part of Einstein's general theory of relativity, explains why distant supernova reappears
Human population had gotten dense enough to irreversibly alter the interactions among plants and animals
Widespread ocean warming not only affects rainfall worldwide, but also the thickness of the ionosphere