Berkeley students use AI to to help with disaster response
6/7/2019 Consumer Technology Association - During a natural disaster, fast and efficient collection of information saves time and lives. With AsTeR, a platform developed by Berkeley MEng students, victims will get help sooner and firefighters will be able to assist a larger amount of people in a limited time.
Are we on the cusp of frictionless mechanical systems?
6/6/2019 - Machines often require expensive maintenance or replacement because the physical contact of its moving parts — gears grinding — creates friction that wears these components down. Now, Berkeley engineers have developed a novel approach to eliminate friction in mechanical systems.
A faster technique to purify elements
6/4/2019 Berkeley Lab - Thanks to a new chemical separation method developed by nuclear engineering professor Rebecca Abergel, researchers now have a better way to attain actinium-225, a promising therapeutic isotope for cancer treatment.
Salto the jumping robot
5/22/2019 - Topping out at less than a foot, Salto the robot looks like a "Star Wars" imperial walker in miniature. But don’t be fooled by its size — this little robot has a mighty spring in its step.
The latest edition of Berkeley Engineer magazine includes features on the impact of self-driving vehicles, tiny machines that heal, the future of food and more.