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Per Peterson, professor of nuclear engineering, is working with molten salts as part of a joint U.S.-China research project, CERC-WET, that aims to advance technologies to improve thermoelectric power generation while reducing the need for water in the process.
Biophysicist Oskar Hallatscheck finds that rapidly proliferating yeast pack quite a punch
Simons Foundation partners with Heising-Simons Foundation to support multi-university collaboration
Scientists use electron microscopy to show how cellular machinery unwinds DNA
Simulation shows how planets migrate inward during evolution of a star system
When nuts are out of reach, squirrels flick their tails and start problem-solving
The campus's Jepson Herbarium has joined with the California Native Plant Society to create Calscape, an online tool to help homeowners replace lawns and other water-thirsty plants with native California species.
UC Berkeley environmental engineer David Sedlak tracks chemical contaminants in urban water systems, and says aging systems are not up to the challenge of providing us with clean water these days. What’s needed, he says, is nothing short of a revolution in water technology.
Mapping molecules with atomic precision is helping expand the toolbox for designing new catalytic reactions
Antibodies in breast milk help shape newborns' immune systems
University Medalist Kaavya Valiveti is breaking gender barriers in a male-dominated field
Berkeley, George Washington study finds human development patterns as important as climate change in causing California wildfires
A UC Berkeley student team took second place in the E.P.A.'s Campus Rainworks Challenge, a competition looking for innovative stormwater-management solutions on college campuses. The plan would revamp a problematic stretch of Strawberry Creek to reduce flooding, restore ecological diversity and provide a site for teaching and learning.
Climate change will mean droughts that could prove catastrophic in some regions, says the Berkeley professor who is leading the U.S. side of a new $64 million collaboration with China to develop ways to conserve water in energy production and use.
UC Berkeley chancellor emeritus wins Vannevar Bush Award for extraordinary public service, scientific leadership and relentless support for equity and inclusion in higher education.
Biologist proposes that microbiota can steer a host's evolution in new directions
A quest for new ways of understanding urban form and experience.
A new analysis of the genetic diversity of cassava will help improve strategies for breeding disease resistance and climate tolerance into the root crop, a staple and major source of calories for a billion people