Piranha

Piranha-proof fish scales offer inspiration for armor

UC Berkeley and UC San Diego material scientists have discovered the secret to Arapaima gigas's impermeable armor. The scales on this Amazonian freshwater fish could serve as inspiration for stronger, lightweight and flexible synthetic armors.

Piranha-proof fish scales offer inspiration for armor

10/17/2019 UC Berkeley and UC San Diego material scientists have discovered the secret to Arapaima gigas', an Amazonian freshwater fish, impermeable armor. This work could serve as inspiration for stronger, lightweight and flexible synthetic armors.

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SF Buildings

Towers in earthquake country — designers say the new ones are safe to their core

10/15/2019 Jack Moehle, UC Berkeley professor of structural engineering, comments on the safety of towers that have transformed San Francisco’s skyline over the past decade.

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Our energy grid is vulnerable. Locally sourced power may be the answer.

10/11/2019 EECS adjunct professor Alexandra “Sascha” von Meier talks about the risks posed by the current energy grid and possible solutions moving forward.

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  • Andy Packard, professor, pioneer in robust control systems, dies at age 56

    10/7/2019 - Professor Andrew (Andy) K. Packard, professor of mechanical engineering and a pioneer in robust control theory who holds the FANUC Chair of Mechanical Systems, passed away at age 59 on September 30, 2019 after a long battle with cancer.

  • Berkeley receives grant to grow public interest technology

    10/7/2019 - UC Berkeley received a $180,000 grant from the Public Interest Technology University Network to develop an innovative curriculum that encourages students to work across disciplines and understand the ethical, political and societal implications of technology.

  • ESS turns 10, Bechtel becomes a welcome center

    10/7/2019 - The heart of Berkeley Engineering for students is expanding. On the 10th anniversary of Engineering Student Services, the Bechtel Engineering Center will also become the site of Berkeley Engineering's Welcome Center, a place where visitors and prospective students can come to learn about everything the college has to offer.

  • Berkeley researchers help secure water future

    9/27/2019 - The National Alliance for Water Innovation , which includes researchers from Berkeley Engineering, has been awarded a five-year, $100 million Energy-Water Desalination Hub by the U.S. Department of Energy to address water security issues in the United States.

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