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  • Relay Rides car sharing and rental
    Ride-sharing forces automakers to rethink how they sell cars

    6/30/2015 Los Angeles Times - Every vehicle that goes into a full-time car-sharing service, such as short-time rental company Zipcar, supplants four to six new car sales and postpones the purchase of up to seven more, says Susan Shaheen, a transportation sustainability researcher and adjunct professor of civil and environmental engineering.

  • Ernie Kuh
    Ernest Kuh, professor and dean emeritus, 1928-2015

    6/29/2015 - Ernest S. Kuh, who greatly expanded the College of Engineering’s partnerships with its alumni and industry networks while serving as dean in the 1970s, died June 27 at age 86. A complete obituary will be published shortly.

  • Alumnus of the Year Steve Wozniak
    Steve Wozniak receives top alumni honor

    6/29/2015 Cal Alumni Association - The Cal Alumni Association presented Steve Wozniak ('86 EECS) with its most esteemed honor, the 2015 Alumnus of the Year award, at a gala event at Memorial Stadium's University Club.

  • Stream damaged by marijuana growers
    Environment takes big hit from water-intensive marijuana cultivation

    6/24/2015 - A new study from the Nature Conservancy, co-authored by environmental engineers and other researchers from UC Berkeley, highlights the toll that the illegal cultivation of thirsty marijuana is taking on the environment, particularly on fragile watersheds.

  • Jill Hruby
    New Sandia director will be first woman to lead national security lab

    6/23/2015 Sandia National Lab - Jill M. Hruby (M.S.'82 ME) has been named the next president and director of Sandia National Laboratories, the country’s largest national lab. She will be the first woman to lead a national security laboratory when she steps into her new role July 17.

  • Robot design inspired by cockroach
    Cockroach robot squeezes though cracks

    6/23/2015 Discovery - Berkeley robotics engineers hope their new cockroach-inspired bot will be able to crawl through tiny spaces to find people buried in the rubble of collapsed buildings.

  • Collapsed balcony in Berkeley
    Engineer says balcony appears small for load

    6/17/2015 Sacramento Bee - Discussing the deadly collapse of a local apartment building balcony, Berkeley structural engineer Grace Kang says the balcony appeared too small to hold the 13 partygoers that officials said had gathered on it.

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    To teach the world robotics

    6/17/2015 - An electrical engineering professor and a graduate researcher designed a massively open online course to teach an intro to hacking electronics course.

  • London buses
    Why do buses always come in bunches?

    6/17/2015 CityMetric - Lewis Lehe, a transport engineering Ph.D. candidate, has built a game of sorts to demonstrate the math behind the unfortunate truth that city buses serving the same route tend to arrive in clumps, one right behind the other.

  • Corroded and cracked pipe
    Photos of ruptured oil pipeline provide clues of spill cause

    6/17/2015 Washington Post - Photos of the pipeline that spilled oil on the Santa Barbara coast in May show extensive corrosion and suggest that a pressure leak tied to the restart of failed pumps caused the break, said Robert Bea, a civil engineering professor emeritus.

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