Sketch of bLoop's hyperloop pod model

Whooshing into the future

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.

Whooshing into the future

6/21/2016 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.

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President Obamaat the Select USA Investment Summit

California is new headquarters for smart manufacturing institute

6/21/2016, by Daniel McGlynn President Obama announced $140 million in funding on Monday for an advanced manufacturing institute headquartered at UCLA; Berkeley will host a regional center.

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Massive trove of battery and molecule data released

6/16/2016 The Materials Project, a Google-like database directed by materials science and engineering professor and Berkeley Lab scientist Kristin Persson, recently released a huge amount of scientific data to the public as a tool to assist engineers working on fuel cells, especially battery technology.

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Kristin Persson
  • 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.

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