The Helios building brings together LBL and UC Berkeley researchers to work on ways to curb climate change. Photo: Rudolph and Sletten The Helios building brings together LBL and UC Berkeley researchers to work on ways to curb climate change. Photo: Rudolph and Sletten The Helios Building, a new addition to downtown Berkeley, is in the very […]
UC Berkeley’s Emiliana Simon-Thomas, of the Greater Good Science Center, discusses the importance of gratitude at the Pathways to Gratefulness event on Saturday in San Francisco.
Students from Technovation Challenge show off their Android app idea. Photo: Frances Dinkelspiel The mood was serious at 8:00 am Saturday at the David Brower Center. Fifty girls from Berkeley and Albany high schools were milling around the lobby in anticipation of showing off the Android apps they had spent weeks designing. In one corner […]
Map showing the Hayward Fault. Source: USGS Last week’s series of earthquakes in Berkeley had Berkeleyans, including Berkeleyside readers, all a-twitter about the possible significance of the rash of tremors, their concentration and location. We spoke to geophysicist Paul Caruso at the National Earthquake Information Center to sort out fact from fiction. What can you […]
A team of researchers at U.C. Berkeley’s Biomimetic Millisystems Lab has created a robot that imitates the movement of cockroaches. Its latest version, unveiled on Monday, could potentially help find survivors in the ruins of an earthquake. Called the dynamic autonomous sprawled hexapod, or DASH, the robots were designed to survive falls and unstable conditions. Kevin Peterson, Paul […]
Newly anointed Nobel prize winner for physics Saul Perlmutter says the best thing about winning is snagging a coveted NL parking permit.
The entranceway at last year's Maker Faire. Photo: Ekai One of the most exciting outcomes of the discussion at Berkeleyside’s Local Business Forum in January was the notion that the city had a real chance to establish itself as a hotspot for the burgeoning maker movement. Wired Editor-in-Chief Chris Anderson and Autodesk CEO Carl Bass […]
The Berkeley High robot, dubbed Salser's Boy, was eliminated in the semifinals. Photos: Lance Knobel If you only heard the sounds coming from the Wozniak Lounge at the University of California Berkeley’s Soda Hall on Saturday, you’d wonder if the engineering department had decided to host a martial arts competition: cries of, “Get it!”, or […]
Plug and Play Center's Canice Wu (left) presents its start-up award to Imprint Energy's CEO Brooks Kincaidd and CTO Dr. Christine HHo. Photos: Alex Dewey It’s not just papers being written and parties being thrown at UC Berkeley. Some of the more entrepreneurial students on campus are also conceiving of and launching businesses while still […]
Looking for excellence in physics? Larger green circles show more excellence than expected. We love maps on Berkeleyside, particularly when they demonstrate something that we knew in our hearts even without the data. (We also like maps that show us our preconceptions were wildly wrong. We just like maps.) So it was exciting to come […]
Mitch Kapor Mitch Kapor, the philanthropist and founder of Lotus, has not allowed the difficulties he is facing building a home in Berkeley to deter him from channeling his money into good causes based in our city. The Mitchell Kapor Foundation recently announced a five year renewable gift of $250,000 to UC Berkeley’s College of […]
Today was the annual East Bay Christmas Bird Count, sponsored in Berkeley, Oakland, and San Francisco by the Golden Gate Audubon Society.