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  • black carbon sensors
    Making the invisible visible

    7/22/2019 Berkeley Lab - Berkeley researchers have developed a new type of sensor network that is affordable and capable of tracking soot (a.k.a black carbon). With more than 100 custom-built sensors installed across West Oakland for 100 days, the team created the largest black carbon monitoring network deployed in a single city.

  • drone
    Drones will fly for days with new photovoltaic engine

    7/17/2019 - UC Berkeley researchers just broke another record in photovoltaic efficiency, an achievement that could lead to an ultralight engine that can power drones for days and deep space probes for centuries.

  • piezoelectric patch
    Adding touch to virtual and augmented reality

    7/15/2019 - Today’s augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR) technologies simulate a vivid interactive experience by altering the scene users see and the sounds they hear. But what if users could also feel their way through an experience? A new flexible, wearable device developed by Berkeley Engineering researchers could someday make this a reality.

  • Globe Ambassadors
    Berkeley students get a global perspective of technology innovation

    7/9/2019 - Twenty UC Berkeley students — most with limited travel experience, including some that have never left the United States — went on a whirlwind educational tour of Singapore and the Philippines earlier this summer to learn firsthand how technology innovation and application is approached in countries outside of the United States.

  • Word cloud diagram of terms related to thermoelectric
    Algorithms uncover hidden scientific knowledge

    7/5/2019 Berkeley Lab - A team of materials science researchers from Berkeley Lab and Berkeley Engineering has found that with minimal training, machine-learning text mining of the existing scientific literature can lead to new discoveries.

  • Anca Dragan and Javad Lavaei, Berkeley Engineering professors.
    White House honors engineering faculty with early career awards

    7/3/2019 - Anca Dragan and Javad Lavaei have been awarded the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), the White House announced this week.

  • New RIOS Lab to expand open-source ecosystem for dominant computer processor instruction set

    7/1/2019 - The Tsinghua-UC Berkeley Shenzhen Institute (TBSI) has launched a non-profit research lab to expand and elevate the capabilities of reduced instruction set computer (RISC) microprocessors. The RISC-V International Open Source Laboratory, or RIOS, will involve the development of open-source hardware and software designs.

  • Berkeley professors named innovators under 35

    6/25/2019 - Two Berkeley Engineering professors — mechanical engineering’s Grace Gu and EECS’ Raluca Ada Popa — were included in MIT Technology Review’s list of “innovators under 35” today. This honor is given annually to technologists whose work has great potential to change the world

  • Student working on a design task.
    College of Engineering and College of Environmental Design launch new Master of Design program

    6/25/2019 - UC Berkeley is launching an innovative advanced degree in design for emerging technologies. The new Master of Design (MDes) program is a three-semester degree offered jointly by the College of Engineering and the College of Environmental Design.

  • innovation
    Government-funded research increasingly fuels innovation

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


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