Aiming to make speed-of-sound commutes a reality, the bLoop team, made up of 40 UC Berkeley students and faculty, is heading into the final round of the hyperloop competition sponsored by Elon Musk's SpaceX company.
The bloody battle against aging
6/29/2016 Berkeley Science Review - By examining the chemical makeup of young blood, scientists at UC Berkeley, led by bioengineers Irina Conboy and David Schaffer, have discovered a drug that could turn back the age clock.
Wave energy’s make-or-break moment
6/21/2016 University of California - The CalWave team, led by researchers from Berkeley Engineering and Berkeley Lab, is working to take their unique “wave carpet” technology out of the test tank and into the open ocean, in hopes of winning a $2.5 million Department of Energy competition.
Roach-like robots run, climb and communicate with people
6/13/2016 National Science Foundation - While the ability of insects to go just about anywhere can be disturbing at times, electrical engineer Ronald Fearing sees their talent as inspiration for a special breed of tiny robots that can travel rough terrain, follow instructions, and work together to save lives in a disaster.
Yartsev wins Pew Scholar award for biomedical research
6/13/2016 - Three young assistant professors, including Michael Yartsev of bioengineering, have received research awards from the Pew Charitable Trusts to pursue biomedical science and cancer research.