Cal students pull a marathon to engineer disability solutions
3/23/2017 Jewish News of Northern California - Fueled by energy drinks, adrenaline and a strong sense of wanting to make the world better, 11 teams of Berkeley students spent last weekend at Jacobs Hall, working with people with disabilities to create devices that could improve their lives.
Synthetic spider silk for sale in a $314 necktie
3/15/2017 MIT Technology Review - Bolt Threads, co-founded by bioengineering grad David Breslauer (Ph.D.'10), is releasing its first commercially available spider-silk product: a $314 limited-edition necktie, spun from fibers grown in the startup's lab.
Gift from virtual reality pioneer Immerex will create AR/VR lab at Berkeley
3/14/2017 - A gift from the entertainment virtual reality company Immerex will outfit a new lab for Berkeley’s accelerating work in AR/VR, from training doctors to enhancing artistic performances.
Countering extremism with technology
3/13/2017 - Every Thursday afternoon, students gather in a light-filled teaching studio of Jacobs Hall to develop technology-based solutions to a very tangible problem: ideologically motivated violence in the United States.
Commencement is less than two months away