White House renews commitment to earthquake early warning system
2/3/2016 - Buoyed by recent advances in technology, the federal government announced Tuesday that it is expanding its commitment to earthquake warning systems because they will save lives.
The paralyzed can walk again with this super-light robotic exoskeleton
2/1/2016 Fast Company - The Phoenix, a lightweight, modular exoskeleton developed at Berkeley's Human Engineering and Robotics Laboratory under the guidance of mechanical engineering professor Homayoon Kazerooni, aims to provide an affordable way to help some disabled people walk again.
Dilbert's lessons in entrepreneurship (and failure)
1/26/2016 Sutardja Center - Dilbert creator (and serial entrepreneur) Scott Adams shared stories of his successes and, more important, his failures with participants in the Berkeley Method of Entrepreneurship bootcamp earlier this month.
Outgoing Berkeley Lab director to take research helm at UC Berkeley
1/21/2016 - Paul Alivisatos, a professor of chemistry and materials science and engineering who has run the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory for the past seven years, has been tapped as UC Berkeley's next vice chancellor for research.
A device that converts a smartphone into a potentially lifesaving diagnostic tool, a new method for testing beating cardiac cells outside of the body, and the power of a 3-D printed prosthetic hand. These, along with other breakthroughs and engineering news, are just a few of the stories in the latest issue of Berkeley Engineer. The magazine is now available in print and digital versions.