Research

Berkeley links up with Facebook, but wants to see tech giant’s accountability

Hany Farid and Alexei Efros, with the Facebook logo

5/17/2019 - Stung by bad press and government investigations, Facebook is investing $7.5 million in a partnership with three universities — UC Berkeley, Cornell and Maryland — to develop new methods to improve detection of fake content, fake news and misinformation campaigns. At Berkeley, the work will be led by EECS professors Hany Farid and Alexei Efros.

Shifting gears

Nighttime traffic on U.S. Highway 101 south of San Francisco

5/1/2019 The integration of self-driving vehicles requires policy decisions that consider how travel behavior will shift with the introduction of new mobility choices.

Machines that heal

Rikky Muller and nerual dust component

5/1/2019 Rikky Muller is building tiny, wireless devices that can be implanted in the brain, with the aim of treating conditions such as epilepsy or spinal cord injuries.

Going with the Flow

5/1/2019 Researchers have developed a machine-learning tool to manage traffic where autonomous, partially-automated and manual vehicles share the road.

Football and the teenage brain

5/1/2019 A new study shows that a single season of high school football may cause microscopic changes in the structure of the brain.

New hydrogen fuel catalyst

5/1/2019 Engineers used gelatin to create a hydrogen fuel catalyst that works just as efficiently as platinum but at a much lower cost.

Detecting superbugs

Researcher with DETECT test samples

5/1/2019 DETECT is a test that can quickly identify strains of antibiotic-resistant bacteria by recognizing specific enzymes in urine samples.

Going to extremes

5/1/2019 Researchers have developed a thermal regulator that improves the performance of lithium-ion batteries in extreme temperatures.

Q+A on the future of food

Ricardo San Martin lecturing

5/1/2019 Ricardo San Martin weighs in on the alternative meat industry and the challenges of developing plant-based meats.

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