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New process removes defects in molecule-thick films for use transparent LED displays

11 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

A new process in the development of atomically thin materials could advance the development of transparent LED displays, efficient solar cells and tiny transistors. Engineers at UC Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have...Show More Summary

Data-Mined Photos Document 100 Years Of (Forced) Smiling

yesterdayHumor / odd : The Presurfer

Turn-of-the-century photographers used to tell subjects to say 'prunes' rather than 'cheese,' so that they would smile less. By studying nearly 38,000 high-school yearbook photos taken since 1905, UC Berkeley researchers have shown just...Show More Summary

‘White Student Union’ Facebook Page Taken Down: 30+ Pages Pop Up, From UC Berkeley To Fake NYU Page [Video]

If you type “White Student Union” into Facebook, a number of choices surface. Not only does Facebook report that the term “White Student Union” was trending in the past five hours, as seen in the below photo, but a number of white student union pages pop up as a choice. Show More Summary

Against a financial transactions tax

Maria Coelho, job market candidate at UC Berkeley, studied this topic and came up with this: This paper analyzes the effect of the introduction of financial transaction taxes in equity markets in France and Italy in 2012 and 2013, respectively, on asset returns, trading volume and market volatility. Using two natural experiments in a difference-in-differences […]

Friday eve in SF: "100 Years of Robot Art and Science in the Bay Area"

last weekHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Tomorrow evening (11/20), San Francisco's de Young Museum will celebrate "100 Years of Robot Art and Science in the Bay Area" with an event organized by UC Berkeley professor Ken Goldberg and Alexander Rose, executive director of the Long Now Foundation. Show More Summary

Disturbing numbers reveal just how polluted China's air has become

Air pollution poses a serious threat to human health, especially in developing countries like China where the quality of air is particularly bad. A recent study from UC Berkeley estimated that air pollution contributes to 1.6 million...Show More Summary

Cal Handles Its Business, An Uneventful But Good Thing

There was absolutely nothing noteworthy about Cal’s 85-67 thrashing of UC Santa Barbara last night in Berkeley, but if the Golden Bears are going to be the contender that they have been advertised as this preseason, that is without question a...Show More Summary

What A Grateful Brain Looks Like

This article first appeared on Greater Good, the online magazine of the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley. Evidence is mounting that gratitude makes a powerful impact on our bodies, including our immune and cardiovascular health. Show More Summary

New Study Takes Aim At Uber And Lyft’s Impact On The Environment

A new study by researchers from UC Berkeley’s Transportation Sustainability Research Center and the National Resources Defense Council (NRDC) aims to determine if Uber and Lyft help reduce fossil fuel emissions. “Some hypothesize that...Show More Summary

Can Pets Help You Live Longer and Happier?

By John Swartzberg How dogs and cats may help your heart. Back when she was younger and friskier, I used to bring my golden retriever with me to the UC Berkeley campus for some of my lectures. She'd plop her furry frame down next to me while I was speaking and flash her classic "golden smile" at the hall full of students. Show More Summary

Tuesday Morning Roundup: Now Your Lyft Can Come With Bieber

Middle schoolers call out UC Berkeley, sewers back up, and Obama on Facebook. [ more › ]

Before chanding Prop. 13, reduce personal income tax in California

To the editor: Former UC Berkeley Chancellor Robert J. Birgeneau urges Californians to adopt a split property tax roll that would regularly reassess commercial property while preserving the Proposition 13 protections for homeowners. We should reject his idea. ("To fix California's colleges, reform...

Melissa Mathison Dies: ‘E.T.’ Screenwriter Was 65

Melissa Mathison, the screenwriter behind what is arguably Steven Spielberg’s most beloved film, died today following a long illness. She was 65. Born in Los Angeles in 1950, Mathison was a graduate of UC Berkeley. She broke into Hollywood...Show More Summary

New Study Finds Global Warming Could Be More Economically Devastating Than Originally Thought

Originally published on Skeptical Science. By Dana Nuccitelli A new study published in Nature by scientists at Stanford and UC Berkeley has made waves for its finding that thus far we have dramatically underestimated the damage human-caused climate change will do to the global economy. Show More Summary

Up To 5,000 People Riot Near UC Berkeley Campus Overnight

There were reports of three assaults, with one person being sent to the hospital. [ more › ]

Restoring the Long-Lost Sounds of Native American California

Topic: Academic Libraries Archives Technology In November, researchers at UC Berkeley will begin a three-year project to restore and translate thousands of century-old audio recordings of Native California Indians. The collection was...Show More Summary

The Secret To Danish Happiness

This article first appeared on Greater Good, the online magazine of the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley. In November, GGSC is hosting a summit on Mindfulness and Well-Being at Work; find out more here. For over 40 years in a row, Denmark has been voted as one of the happiest countries in the world. Show More Summary

Climate change will be an economic disaster for rich and poor, new study says

last monthHealth : Booster Shots

The argument against addressing climate change always has been fundamentally an economic one: we can't afford the needed disruptions to our fossil fuel-driven society. Now a trio of researchers at UC Berkeley and Stanford have come to the opposite conclusion. In a paper just published in Nature,...

Sexual harassment: Another roadblock for women in science

Earlier this month, news broke that astronomy professor Geoff Marcy, who discovered some of the first planets beyond our solar system, was formally investigated by UC Berkeley and found guilty of repeated sexual harassment and sexual assault of female students from 2001 to 2010. Despite these findings,...

AI Startup Sentient Hires Executives From IBM Watson, Highbridge and UC Berkeley

Artificial intelligence startup Sentient announced Wednesday it hired three new executives, a sign the startup is growing quickly in a field larger tech firms like IBM and Google are fighting to dominate. Sentient brought on Andy Narayanan from IBM Watson to lead its visual intelligence. Show More Summary

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