French ambassador says global institutions needed to confront technology challenges

Philippe Étienne said the quickening pace of technological change requires nations to immediately build “shared governance” of the internet through both existing and perhaps new global institutions.

French ambassador says global institutions needed to confront technology challenges

1/16/2020, by Thomas Lee France’s top diplomat in the United States warned that rising populism and nationalism are undermining global efforts to solve borderless technology-related problems like hate, inequality and cybercrime. During a speech Tuesday at Sibley Auditorium, Philippe Étienne, the ambassador of France to the United States, said the quickening pace of technological change requires nations to immediately build “shared governance” of the...

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Synthetic protein schematic

New discovery makes it easier to design synthetic proteins that rival their natural counterparts

1/8/2020, by Berkeley Engineering Researchers have created a synthetic membrane that could transform fields including medicine, life sciences, alternative energy and environmental science.

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Heat energy leaps through empty space, thanks to quantum weirdness

12/11/2019 In a surprising new study, Berkeley researchers led by Xiang Zhang, professor of mechanical engineering, showed that heat energy can travel through a complete vacuum due to invisible quantum fluctuations, a discovery that could have profound implications for the design of computer chips.

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Vacuum chamber used to test heat transfer

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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