Berkeley Engineering in the News

A constantly updated archive of press clippings about Berkeley engineers and the College of Engineering.

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  • Robot from the science fiction fantasy film “Terminator Genisys.”
    Musk, Hawking among experts to urge ban on military robots

    7/30/2015 New York Times - Thousands of artificial intelligence researchers and experts are calling for a worldwide ban on so-called autonomous weapons, warning that they could set off a revolution in weaponry comparable to gunpowder and nuclear arms. Signatories include EECS professor Stuart Russell, Apple co-founder (and Berkeley alum) Steve Wozniak, and dozens of other Berkeley Engineering faculty and students.

  • Syed Imran Ali
    What are the ethics of humanitarian technology?

    7/30/2015 Engineering for Change - At this spring's Humanitarian Technology conference, Syed Imran Ali, a postdoctoral fellow in environmental engineering at the Blum Center for Developing Economies, questioned whether, in their zeal to help the world's financially and physically impoverished, engineers are acting in a manner that meets the professional obligation to “first, do no harm.”

  • Rendering of early Americans during the last Ice Age
    Genes yield clues to arrival of first Americans

    7/21/2015 - Statistical models, including one created by EECS and statistics associate professor Yun Song, confirm that the original Americans crossed a land bridge from Siberia in a single wave no more than 23,000 years ago, at the height of the last Ice Age.

  • Panasonic exoskeleton
    The exoskeletons are coming

    7/16/2015 MIT Technology Review - Workers could soon strap on a power-assist suit to maneuver heavy objects, as several companies are working toward commercially available exoskeletons, including Ekso Bionics, cofounded by Berkeley mechanical engineering professor Homayoon Kazerooni.

  • Campers experimenting with a robit they built
    Camp gives middle school girls hands-on experience in engineering

    7/16/2015 - At UC Berkeley’s Girls in Engineering summer camps, middle schoolers go from robots to cow legs to edible juice caviar, all in one whirlwind week.

  • Heart muscle cells (red) and connective tissue (green) grown from stem cells.
    Researchers create model of early human heart development from stem cells

    7/14/2015 - Berkeley bioengineers, in collaboration with scientists at the Gladstone Institutes, have developed a template for growing beating cardiac tissue from stem cells, creating a system that could serve as a model for early heart development and a drug-screening tool to make pregnancies safer.

  • Process behind the Volta phone-charging rocking chair
    Rock on: Student-designed chair generates energy to charge phone

    7/13/2015 California magazine - The Volta, a chair that harnesses the rocking motion of the sitter to generate energy, has won a National Maker Faire award for its inventors — four Berkeley undergrads taking part in the interdisciplinary Interactive Seating Design Competition sponsored by the Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation.

  • Sonar image of the USS Independence
    Radiation safety for sunken-ship archaeology

    7/8/2015 Berkeley Lab - Kai Vetter, professor of nuclear engineering and Berkeley Lab scientist, is helping researchers determine the radiation risk of exploring an underwater aircraft carrier scuttled off the Farallon Islands after World War II.

  • Fernando Perez and Brian Granger discuss the architecture of Project Jupyter
    Project Jupyter gets $6M to expand collaborative data science software

    7/7/2015 - A powerful, interactive platform popular among academics and scientists who wrestle with large datasets in multiple formats is getting a big infusion of support to broaden its capabilities for collaborative data science and to reach ever wider audiences.

  • Teaching coding and hacking skills to summer camp students
    UC Berkeley holds NSA-sponsored hacking summer camp for teens

    7/6/2015 KGO-TV - It is summer camp season and at UC Berkeley it is the government's cyberspies — the National Security Agency — who are sponsoring the summer fun. Instead of cloak and dagger, it's all about codes and hackers.

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