New app turns smartphones into worldwide seismic network
2/12/2016 - UC Berkeley scientists are releasing a free Android app that taps a smartphone’s ability to record ground shaking from an earthquake, with the goal of creating a worldwide seismic detection and warning network.
Berkeley to lead $25M nuclear security research consortium
2/9/2016 - A new $25 million grant from the National Nuclear Security Administration puts UC Berkeley at the head of a multi-institution consortium focused on research that supports nuclear science, national security and nuclear nonproliferation.
Graphene is strong, but is it tough?
2/9/2016 Berkeley Lab - Berkeley Lab scientists led by Robert Ritchie, professor of materials science and mechanical engineering, have determined that superstrong polycrystalline graphene is not very resistant to fracture, which could limit its usefulness.
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.
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.