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Posted inSchools

Berkeley Lab opens gleaming supercomputer center

Berkeley Lab’s Wang Hall computer research facility, on a hillside overlooking the UC Berkeley campus, which officially opened on Nov. 12, 2015. Photo: Berkeley Lab, Roy Kaltschmidt Berkeley Lab’s Wang Hall computer research facility, on a hillside overlooking the UC Berkeley campus, which officially opened on Nov. 12, 2015. Photo: Berkeley Lab, Roy Kaltschmidt After more than […]

Posted inBusiness

Bayer invests $100M in new testing facility in Berkeley

Bayer HealtCare, Berkeley’s biggest private employer, is investing $100 million in a new testing facility on its 45-acre West Berkeley campus. Photo: Tracey Taylor Bayer HealtCare, Berkeley’s biggest private employer, is investing $100 million in a new testing facility on its 45-acre West Berkeley campus. Photo: Tracey Taylor Bayer HealthCare on Wednesday announced an investment of $100 million […]

Posted inNature

Cal prof Joshua Bloom makes earthquake alert kit for $110

Joshua Bloom’s homemade earthquake early warning alarm, in a box from East Bay restaurant Grégoire. Photo: Joshua Bloom Joshua Bloom’s homemade earthquake early warning alarm, in a box from East Bay restaurant Grégoire. Photo: Joshua Bloom When the Napa earthquake struck on Aug. 24, Joshua Bloom had a 5-second warning. That’s because the UC Berkeley astronomy […]

Posted inSchools

Berkeley School Board set to vote on slashed budget for cooking and gardening program

Supporters of the BUSD cooking and gardening program speak out at the March 12 BUSD Board meeting. Photo: Mary Flaherty UPDATE, March 27: As expected, the Berkeley Unified School Board last night voted to commit $485,000 for the coming year to its gardening program, under the terms outlined it the proposal that called for gardening classes for […]

Posted inSchools

Berkeley Lab’s Carl Haber: A genius in our midst

Carl Haber (left) and Earl Cornell, Berkeley Lab researchers, digitally recovered a 128-year-old recording of Alexander Graham Bell’s voice. Photo: Berkeley Lab What does winning sound like? The definition of winning for MacArthur Genius Award recipient and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory physicist Carl Haber is surprising. “Winning” is not the unrestricted $625,000 the Berkeley scientist will […]

Posted inCommunity

Testing Berkeley homes for hazards: What we found

Tag on an infant wedge pillow in Belinda Lyons-Newman’s house. Photo: Belinda Lyons-Newman Tag on an infant wedge pillow in Belinda Lyons-Newman’s house. Photo: Belinda Lyons-Newman By Belinda Lyons-Newman and Tong Xiao Tong Xiao and Belinda Lyons-Newman recently tested a number of North Berkeley homes for chemical health hazards following scientific studies on the dangers […]

Posted inArts

Botanical garden inspires art/science collaboration

Nami Yamamoto’s Fog Catcher in the UC Botanical Garden. Photo: Hannah Long Nami Yamamoto’s Fog Catcher in the UC Botanical Garden. Photo: Hannah Long By Hannah Long Many people would call UC Berkeley’s Botanical Garden a work of art, with its stunning landscape of colorful flowers, vibrant greenery and majestic trees. The garden’s recently installed Natural […]