Village Base Station (photo courtesy of Kurtis Heimerl)

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TIER scales sustainable technology — and tall trees — to bring cell service to rural villages

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  • Charvi Shetty
    Devices: Portable spirometer

    10/30/2014 - Charvi Shetty’s (B.S.’12 BioE, M.S. ’13 UCSF biomedical imaging) efforts to build a better asthma monitoring tool recently became personal. While serving as control group during prototype testing of a new device that originated in bioengineering professor Amy Herr’s senior capstone course, her test results showed that, like millions of Americans, she too has asthma. “I’d had some problems with...

  • Peter Hosemann
    Nuclear Engineering's Hosemann to receive two TMS awards

    10/30/2014 - Peter Hosemann, associate professor of nuclear engineering, will be presented with a pair of awards at the Minerals, Metals and Materials Society (TMS) meeting in March, recognizing both his accomplishments to date and his exceptional promise for the future.

  • Village Base Station (photo courtesy of Kurtis Heimerl)
    Outback technology

    10/29/2014 - TIER scales sustainable technology — and tall trees — to bring cell service to rural villages

  • Drawing of circuit boards as brain
    AI researchers say Elon Musk's fears 'not completely crazy'

    10/29/2014 Computerworld - Commenting on high-tech entrepreneur Elon Musk provocative statement that artificial intelligence research is a danger to humanity, EECS professor and robotics researcher Stuart Russell says that "If we don't know how to control AI… it would be like making a hydrogen bomb. They would be much more dangerous than they are useful."

  • White House
    White House announces executive actions to boost U.S. manufacturing

    10/28/2014 - Dean Shankar Sastry represented Berkeley at a White House meeting Monday announcing steps to strengthen U.S. advanced manufacturing, spur innovation and continue to make the nation a magnet for new jobs and investment.

  • Proposed high-speed rail station
    Bullet train just a blur in California governor's race

    10/28/2014 Los Angeles Times - Civil engineering professor Robert Bea, a pioneering expert in the field of risk analysis, comments on the relatively small role California's bullet train is playing in the state's gubernatorial election, and how that could become a problem down the line.

  • Dan Kammen presenting SWITCH at Copenhagen sustainability conference
    New tool for clean energy action: “SWITCH”

    10/28/2014 CleanTechnica - A new policymaking tool to better enable the shift to renewable energy has been developed by researchers at UC Berkeley, led by Dan Kammen, Class of 1935 Distinguished Professor of Energy.

  • ES Squared Scholar Daryl Barth explains how to remove arsenic from drinking water.
    GM Foundation funding connects students with community needs

    10/27/2014 - General Motors representatives joined members of Engineering Scholars as Engaged Scholars (ES) 2 to celebrate the collaboration between the GM Foundation and Berkeley Engineering.

  • Ken Goldberg
    The robot in the cloud

    10/27/2014 New York Times - In a conversation with the New York Times' Bits blog, Berkeley Engineering professor, roboticist and new media pioneer Ken Goldberg discusses what he thinks will be one of the great technology breakthroughs of our age: the fusing of robotics and cloud computing.

  • Growing ferroelectric materials in a herringbone pattern
    Researchers find faster path for ferroelectrics

    10/26/2014 - Ferroelectric materials – commonly used in transit cards, gas grill igniters, video game memory and more – could become strong candidates for use in next-generation computers, thanks to new research led by Berkeley Engineering scientists and their colleagues at the University of Pennsylvania.

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