Nobel laureate and laser inventor Charles Townes dies at 99
1/29/2015 - Charles Hard Townes, a professor emeritus of physics at the University of California, Berkeley, who shared the 1964 Nobel Prize in Physics for invention of the laser and subsequently pioneered the use of lasers in astronomy, died early Tuesday, Jan. 27, in Oakland.
Graphene advances as viable silicon substitute
1/27/2015 - A new study demonstrating a way to control the movement and placement of electrons in graphene moves the wonder material a major step closer to knocking silicon off as the dominant workhorse of the electronics industry. Among the study's lead authors is Berkeley Engineering's Lane Martin, associate professor of materials science and engineering.
Breaking the sound barrier in deaf communication
1/20/2015 - Thibault Duchemin (M.Eng.’14 IEOR), who grew up as the only hearing person in his family, has developed a novel communications tool called Transcense.
Forbes' "30 Under 30" includes Eko stethoscope
1/20/2015 California magazine - The Skydeck | Berkeley startup accelerator landed two teams on Forbes magazine's "30 Under 30" list of the brightest entrepreneurial stars, including Eko Devices (founded by Berkeley bioengineer Connor Landgraf), which developed the Core digital stethoscope.
What makes pop, pop?
1/13/2015 - Three engineers work by day at one of the nation’s premier research labs; by night, they color-code transcriptions of pop songs. It could be the setup to a new prime-time sitcom. Or, perhaps, the wacky backstory of another successful startup.
Beyond clean water: A development engineer profile
1/13/2015 Blum Center - Listening to a dry academic lecture on flood prediction while monsoons flooded a fifth of Pakistan sparked a humanitarian drive in Syed Imran Ali, now a Blum Center postdoc pursuing his vision of safe water delivery through development engineering.
Mainstreaming science in the movies
1/13/2015 berkeleyByte - Energy engineering undergrad Alison Ong discusses how Hollywood has been giving STEM fields a boost lately — The Imitation Game, Interstellar, The Theory of Everything — and notes the tension between good science and good storytelling.
Sangiovanni-Vincentelli named ACM fellow
1/9/2015 Association for Computing Machinery - EECS professor Alberto Sangiovanni-Vincentelli has been named a 2014 fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery fopr his contributions to electronic design automation.
Identifying Seaborg's lost plutonium
1/8/2015 Physics Central - A tiny radioactive fleck — rediscovered in a bucket on its way to a disposal site — may well be the first sample of plutonium big enough to be seen by the naked eye, produced in 1942 by the element's discoverer, Glenn Seaborg.
The impact of falling oil prices on your wallet
1/5/2015 WalletHub - In a recent Ask the Experts column, Robert Bea, professor emeritus of civil and environmental engineering, discusses the precipitous drop in oil prices and its likely effect on the economy.
Berkeley Security Seminar
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Synthetic Biology to New Chemistry
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