bats

Bats' brains sync when they socialize

A new UC Berkeley study from bioengineer Michael Yartsev is the first to observe synchronized brain activity in a non-human species engaging in natural social interactions. The finding opens the door to future study on how our brains process social interactions.

Bats' brains sync when they socialize

6/20/2019 A new study from UC Berkeley's Michael Yartsev is the first to observe synchronized brain activity in a non-human species engaging in natural social interactions. The finding opens the door to future study on how our brains process social interactions and has potential implications for understanding diseases, like autism, that affect social behavior.

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innovation

Government-funded research increasingly fuels innovation

A quantitative analysis shows that almost a third of patents in the U.S. rely on federal research funding

6/20/2019, by Linda Vu New research shows that cuts in federal funding for science might endanger the innovation that increasingly fuels the modern economy.

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Crystal with a twist: scientists grow spiraling new material

6/19/2019 Materials scientists from Berkeley Engineering and Berkeley Lab have created new inorganic crystals made of stacks of atomically thin sheets that unexpectedly spiral like a nanoscale card deck.

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twisted crystal
  • Adobe Research and UC Berkeley: Detecting Facial Manipulations in Adobe Photoshop

    6/19/2019 Adobe - UC Berkeley and Adobe researchers have developed a method for detecting edits to images that were made using Photoshop’s Face Aware Liquify feature. While still in its early stages, this collaboration between Adobe Research and UC Berkeley, is a step towards democratizing image forensics, the science of uncovering and analyzing changes to digital images.

  • How can companies like Airbnb, Lyft or Uber help in disasters?

    6/19/2019 - Berkeley Engineering researchers suggest that emergency management agencies and local relief organizations should leverage Airbnb, Lyft, Uber and private citizens to ensure equity in emergency evacuations.

  • Aaron Streets named Pew Scholar in biomedical sciences

    6/14/2019 - Aaron Streets, assistant professor of bioengineering, is one of 22 early-career researchers joining the 2019 Pew Scholars Program in Biomedical Sciences.

  • AI researchers race to detect 'deepfake' videos: 'We are outgunned'

    6/13/2019 Washington Post - EECS graduate student Shruti Agarwal and incoming professor Hany Farid argue that powerful new AI software has effectively democratized the creation of convincing “deepfake” videos, making it easier than ever to fabricate someone appearing to say or do something they didn’t really do.

Spring magazine

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.

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