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Moments of untruth

From the new Berkeley Engineer : Researchers are using machine learning techniques to expose deepfake videos, manipulated images and other types of digital deception.

Moments of untruth

Using technology to expose digital deception

10/25/2019, by Nate Seltenrich Humans have been manipulating photos for as long as we’ve had cameras. But political and social forces have been using images to manipulate us for nearly as long. By 1865, photojournalist Matthew Brady had already mastered the art of photo manipulation, as he demonstrated in a studio portrait of eight Civil War generals — including one who wasn’t actually there. Later, a 1920 photograph of Vladimir Lenin addressing troops in Moscow was famously modified by Soviet censors to remove state...

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Piranha

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's impermeable armor. The scales on this Amazonian freshwater fish could serve as inspiration for stronger, lightweight and flexible synthetic armors.

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New frontiers in gene editing

Making headway against genetic disorders with CRISPR-Cas9

10/25/2019, by Ann Brody Guy | Photos by Adam Lau From the new Berkeley Engineer : Bioengineers are developing techniques and tools to advance CRISPR-Cas9 applications, which could have implications for nearly every genetic disease.

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Commencement date: May 19

Master's graduateBerkeley Engineering's 2020 graduate (master's and Ph.D.) and undergraduate commencement ceremonies will be held on Tuesday, May 19, at the Hearst Greek Theatre. Initial details are on our Commencement page; registration and ticket information will be available in early March.

Commencement, seen from backstage

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