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CRISPR Companies Ink IP Collaboration with Charpentier-UC Patent Holders
Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News - 2016-12-16
UC Berkeley and Dr. Charpentier are challenging the awarding of 12 patents related to CRISPR technology that list as inventor Feng Zhang, Ph.D., of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard. "There are additional claims in the Charpentier-Doudna IP that ...

Quake-detection app captured nearly 400 temblors worldwide
Space Daily - 2016-12-17
In a presentation on Wednesday, Dec. 14, during this week's annual meeting of the American Geophysical Union in San Francisco, UC Berkeley developer and graduate student Qingkai Kong will summarize the app's performance. Ten months of operation clearly ...

UC Berkeley invest in Ultratech CNT Plasma ALD for Ferroelectric High-k materials research
blog.baldengineering.com - 2016-12-06
SAN JOSE, Calif., Dec. 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Ultratech, Inc. (Nasdaq: UTEK), a leading supplier of lithography, laser-processing and inspection systems used to manufacture semiconductor devices and high-brightness LEDs (HB-LEDs), as well as atomic layer ...

UC Berkeley braces for Breitbart provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos
San Jose Mercury News - 2016-12-23
BERKELEY -- Milos Yiannopoulos, a polarizing British tech writer from Breitbart News, has made a name for himself by defying "political correctness," from denouncing Islam to bashing feminism to calling rape culture a "fantasy." So what possibly ...

Eel River group crowdfunds for toxin monitoring
Times-Standard - 2016-12-31
While the group has been studying river samples with the help of UC Berkeley and UC Santa Cruz since 2013, the samples collected in 2015 and 2016 have not yet been analyzed. According to fisheries biologist Patrick Higgins, the nearly six-year drought and ...

Data downer: Hackers will grow increasingly bold in 2017
Los Angeles Times - 2016-12-30
Other noteworthy breaches taking place or coming to light last year included databases penetrated at the U.S. Department of Justice, the Internal Revenue Service, UC Berkeley, 21st Century Oncology, Premier Healthcare, LinkedIn and AdultFriendFinder.com.

Berkeley community calendar: Urban cycling workshop; author Kirk Lombard
eastbaytimes.com - 2016-12-30
8 p.m. Jan. 6. 3 p.m. Jan. 7 and Jan. 8. Hertz Hall, 101 Cross-Sproul Path, UC Berkeley. Free, donations welcome. bcco.org. Wayne Huey of Red Panda Acrobats: Wayne Huey of the Red Panda Acrobats mixes acrobatics, juggling, handstands and balancing objects ...

Video: The Materials Project - A Google of Materials
insidehpc.com - 2016-12-29
In this video from SC16, Kristin Persson from UC Berkeley presents: The Materials Project - A Google of Materials. "Advanced materials are essential to economic and societal development, with applications in multiple industries, from clean energy ...

Artificial Intelligence: Silicon Valley's Next Frontier
Sci-Tech Today - 2017-01-01
AI's burgeoning ability to make and learn from decisions is accelerating its impact, said UC Berkeley computer sciences professor Sergey Levine. It is decision-making that sets sophisticated AI programs apart from pattern-recognition AI software ...

The 10 biggest Berkeley stories of 2016
Berkeley Side - 2016-12-30
2. UC Berkeley student among those killed in Bangladeshi attack Tarishi Jain, an 18-year-old UC Berkeley economics student, was killed by ISIS gunmen who stormed a café in Bangladesh and hacked about 20 people to death in July. A vigil was held on the ...

Success & Service: Former Modestan Katsufrakis to head medical examiners board
The Modesto Bee - 2017-01-01
He graduated from UC Berkeley, then went to the School of Medicine at the University of California, San Diego, where he earned his medical degree. He practiced family medicine in Los Angeles before going into academic medicine. Katsufrakis, 58, currently s ...

Thank You, Professor Sowell
Townhall.com - 2016-12-29
(which Sowell pointed out was in no way unique to either the American South or blacks), he reported that more than 70 percent of black students at UC Berkeley failed to graduate. CARTOONS | Steve Breen View Cartoon "What they've effectively done" in ...

Snake Spouses and Feminine Symbols in Japanese Folktales Part 1
Patheos - 2016-12-31
The same is true here. I wrote this essay on snake symbolism for a graduate seminar I took while an undergrad at UC Berkeley. Since I was only a sophomore at Berkeley when I decided to pursue the study of folklore, I got enough coursework under my belt ...

UC Berkeley researchers discover CRISPR systems in microbes
english.sina.com - 2016-12-23
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 22 (Xinhua) -- Researchers with the University of California, Berkeley, have discovered simple CRISPR systems, or gene-editing tools, in previously unexplored bacteria. The advance in CRISPR, short for clustered regularly interspaced ...

13 fabulous movies for streaming-in the new year
TechHive - 2016-12-31
In Ethiopia, Oppenheimer suddenly joins UC Berkeley professor Tim White on an archeological dig to find 10,000-year-old human bones. Then, the crew is invited to film inside North Korea, capturing some truly beautiful, and truly grim, images. In the end ...

7 Things You Need To Know Today (December 30)
mindbodygreen.com - 2016-12-30
(Curbed) 3. Giant sequoias, the biggest trees on Earth, aren't faring so well in climate change. Ecologists out of UC Berkeley are now climbing hundreds of feet to collect and analyze samples of California sequoias to understand just how poorly they're ...

How humans survived in the barren Atacama Desert 13,000 years ago
kogonuso.com - 2016-12-29
At a presentation during the American Geophysical Union meeting this month, UC Berkeley environmental science researcher Marco Pfeiffer explained how he and his team investigated the Atacama desert's deep environmental history. Beneath the desert's salt ...

Video: Dramatic nighttime demolition raises questions
Berkeley Side - 2017-01-16
Multiple readers got in touch with Berkeleyside on Friday night when they noticed what struck them as a bizarre occurrence: The late-night demolition of an apartment building near the UC Berkeley campus. The 18-unit building, which used to stand at 2631 ...

Major advance in solar cells made from cheap, easy-to-use perovskite
freerepublic.com - 2017-01-16
"We have set the record now for different parameters of perovskite solar cells, including the efficiency," said senior author Alex Zettl, a UC Berkeley professor of physics, senior faculty member at Berkeley Lab and member of the Kavli Energy ...

UC Berkeley Gearing Up for Controversial Speaker Milo Yiannopoulos' Visit
NBC Bay Area - 2017-01-15
Far-right figure Milo Yiannopoulos, who was scheduled to speak Friday night at UC Davis before protests broke out, is slated to speak in the Bay Area next month. Another round of protesters are expected to turn out in full force on Feb. 1 -- the date of ...

For millennials, financial security may be out of reach, research suggests
Los Angeles Times - 2017-01-15
You enter the workforce, and you start at a lower rung," Allison said. The analysis echoes the takeaways of a collective study by Harvard, Stanford and UC Berkeley last month, which found that only half of millennials earn more than their parents.

Police: UC Berkeley student awakes to burglary attempt
eastbaytimes.com - 2017-01-14
A UC Berkeley student awoke early Friday morning to a find a man in his room attempting to take his laptop, campus police said. Oakland: Man stabbed in robbery of empty backpack CHP: Antioch man suspected of DUI fatally shoots self after pursuit Man slain ...

Hillary, An Arab Sheikh, & The Guy Who Produced The Trump Dossier
lidblog.com - 2017-01-15
SNS Global billed itself as offering services similar to those advertised today by Fusion GPS. Glenn Simpson, former WSJ reporter, speaks at UC Berkeley in 2009, after leaving to found SNS Global. (Image: Screen grab of FORA.tv video via dailymotion ...

Scientists reprogram embryonic stem cells to expand their potential cell fates
Science Daily - 2017-01-13
For now, the new stem cell lines UC Berkeley researchers have created will help scientists understand the first molecular decisions made in the early embryo. Ultimately, however, these insights could broaden the repertoire of tissues that can be generated ...

UC Berkeley student held in fatal stabbing
KTVU Station - 2017-01-10
Friends and family are mourning the loss of 27-year-old Emilie Inman. Berkeley police say they found Inman stabbed to death Friday at the home she rented on Ashby Avenue, across from Alta Bates Summit Medical Center. Investigators say 22-year-old UC ...

UC Berkeley researcher exposes WhatsApp security flaw
thetab.com - 2017-01-13
WhatsApp, the messaging service famous for its international texting capabilities and praised for its privacy, might not be as secure as advertised. Tobias Boelter, a cryptology researcher at the University of California, Berkeley has uncovered a ...

UC Berkeley Cryptographer Questions Security Of WhatsApp Messages
Sanfrancisco cbslocal - 2017-01-14
Warriors Curry, Durant, Thompson With 20-Plus Points Beat PistonsIn a balanced Golden State performance the Warriors beat the Detroit Pistons 127-107 on Thursday night. Curry, Durant Lead Warriors Past HeatThe Golden State Warriors picked it up late to ...

UC Berkeley researchers develop jumping robot
elearningfeeds.com - 2017-01-12
Robots have become increasingly capable, with a number of viral videos showing robots in various environments performing a range of gymnastic feats. The latest feat of this type was recently performed by a device produced by a team from UC Berkeley, who ...

5 Moments That Made Joining Spoon the Best Decision I Made in College
spoonuniversity.com - 2017-01-15
However, I wanted something different for Spring 2017, and would like to share with everyone my favorite moments since the day I joined Spoon at UC Berkeley. If you're interested in joining us, stay until the end! You read that correctly! My photographer ...

Scientists reprogram embryonic stem cells to expand their potential
technology.org - 2017-01-15
Researchers from UC Berkeley have found a way to reprogram mouse embryonic stem cells so that they exhibit developmental characteristics resembling those of fertilized eggs, or zygotes. These "totipotent-like" stem cells are able to generate not only ...

The Kids are Alt-Right: The UC Berkeley Republican Students Behind the Milo Event
itsgoingdown.org - 2017-01-06
The Berkeley College Republicans (BCR) have invited Milo Yiannopoulos to speak at UC Berkeley [1] as a stop on his so-called "Dangerous Faggot Tour" on February 1st, 2017. Milo has gained a fair amount of infamy in recent years, currently has a ...

Privacy questions dog WhatsApp again, but latest issue has a fix
CBS News - 2017-01-13
"Indeed, there is almost no hack here." A UC Berkeley PhD student named Tobias Boelter conducted the research that spurred the Guardian report. Boelter did not respond to a request for comment on Twitter. This article originally appeared on CNET.

UC Berkeley disses
The Daily Californian - 2017-01-30
UC Berkeley is a place chock-full of sassy students just waiting for the opportunity to diss one of their peers. Whether it be due to all the stress we are under or just because we are just straight-up salty all the time, we can always find something to ...

Provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos to have his say at UC Berkeley
San Francisco Chronicle - 2017-01-29
Milo Yiannopoulos, whose inflammatory rhetoric challenges free speech advocates, speaks last week in Boulder, Colo. The show, it appears, will go on. Even though hundreds of students, faculty and others are demanding that UC Berkeley prohibit the Berkeley ...

Scientists unveil new form of matter: Time crystals
universityofcalifornia.edu - 2017-01-30
That is, a time crystal? In a paper published online earlier this month in the journal Physical Review Letters, the UC Berkeley assistant professor of physics describes exactly how to make and measure the properties of such a crystal, and even predicts ...

Freedom Center Campaign Will Oppose "Sanctuary Campuses"
Front Page - 2017-01-31
The campaign will kick-off with a speech by Breitbart.com editor and conservative activist Milo Yiannopoulos at UC-Berkeley on February 1 st. The Center is calling on President Trump to withdraw federal grants from so-called Sanctuary schools and on the ...

California Senate: Trump travel ban "desecrates our American values"
San Jose Mercury News - 2017-01-30
The state Assembly soon will consider a separate resolution against the act. East Bay Sen. Nancy Skinner spoke of a UC Berkeley student from Iran who decided against returning to the U.S. because of the order. "This panic and fear is not a benefit ...

UC top brass stopped pursuing lucrative board seats after Katehi controversy
TheSacramento Bee - 2017-01-31
Khosla received permission to take a board seat with HCL Infosystems with an annual paycheck of $5,000. Two administrators at UC Berkeley took jobs on review panels for $1,500 and $3,010, according to university records. None received stock options in the ...

14 Photos That Show The Original Asian-American Resistance
The Huffington Post - 2017-01-30
Told through photographs, posters and oral histories, "Roots" shows how Asian-Americans formed civil rights organizations at colleges like UC Berkeley, fought against gentrification and ultimately banded together to form a new pan-Asian political identity.

Time Crystals Were Revealed as a New Form of Material
States Chronicles - 2017-01-31
These crystals have a structure which continues to repeat in time. Norman Yao, an assistant professor of physics at UC Berkeley has predicted what phases should the time crystal experience based on stages which are akin to the gas and liquid phases of ice.

Time crystals are atomic structures or signatures repeated in time
mlbinjurynews.com - 2017-01-30
Several days ago, in a paper published in the journal Physical Review Letters, UC Berkeley physics professor Norman Yao, referring to his group as "the bridge between the theoretical idea and the experimental implementation", came up with a blueprint for ...

Clea Wurster: Fraternities should abolish misogynistic men-to-women ratio policies
Daily Bruin - 2017-01-31
UC Berkeley students even temporarily banned fraternity parties in October due to continued sexual assaults at Greek events. UCLA Greek life has yet to match that initiative with any meaningful actions. While a strict ban might not be effective ...

Extracellular Fibers Observed Moving Through the Nucleus
www.labroots.com - 2017-01-31
Another special technique, stochastic optical reconstruction microscopy, or STORM, was applied to this research by another study author Ke Xu, a Berkeley Lab faculty scientist and UC Berkeley Assistant Professor of Chemistry. "We combined a record-breaking ...

UC Berkeley protest raises questions around the use of violence
capoliticalreview.com - 2017-02-15
Fascist violence is nothing new at UC Berkeley. In 1919 there were the first riots--students upset the U.S. Attorney General was rounding up violent communists who wanted to use force to overthrow the government. As expected, the students were on the ...

UC Berkeley police shift to safety over force at protests
San Francisco Chronicle - 2017-02-12
Police stand inside the Student Union as demonstrators force the cancellation of a UC Berkeley talk by right-wing provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos on Feb. 1. The most forceful action by UC Berkeley police recently against hordes of demonstrators protesting a ...

Milo Yiannopoulos buys more time for controversial book
USA Today College - 2017-02-14
"I asked my publisher, Threshold Editions, for more time to submit the manuscript for DANGEROUS so I could include material about the craziness and rioting at UC Berkeley, UC Davis and UW Seattle," he wrote on Facebook. "It would be absurd for me to ...

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