Copter to fly over campus in the name of science
9/1/2015 - Kai Vetter, nuclear engineering professor and RadWatch director, is one of the scientists behind helicopter flyovers of campus this week as researchers seek to measure naturally occurring radiation in the environment.
Why not convert waste heat into power?
8/26/2015 NPR - What if there were a way to take the waste heat that spews from car tailpipes or power plant chimneys and turn it into electricity? Matt Scullin (M.S.'07, Ph.D.'09 MSE) thinks there is, and he founded Alphabet Energy to turn that idea into a reality.
Entrepreneur and alumna Rikky Muller named a top Innovator under 35
8/18/2015 Berkeley Research - Rikky Muller (Ph.D.'13 EECS), co-founder of the medical device start-up Cortera Neurotechnologies, has been named one of 35 Innovators Under 35 by the MIT Technology Review. Muller's research into hardware that buzzes the brain at the right moments could help treat debilitating mental disorders.
Pioneering shaking table continues to be innovative
8/12/2015 Structure magazine - Built in 1972, PEER’s shaking table at the Richmond Field Station continues to make waves. With smart technology and other enhancements, the venerable testing device — the largest six-degree-of-freedom table in the U.S. — advances the science of earthquake engineering.
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