The bad news: a major transformation of our current energy supply system is needed in order to avoid a dangerous increase in global temperatures. The good news: the technologies needed to get there are mostly readily available.
Solomon Hsiang, economist and assistant professor of public policy intends for his studies to provide a “ground–level” view of climate’s current and likely future role in such social stresses as child mortality, crime and social upheaval.
When Berkeley graduate student Jeff Benca submitted a paper describing a new species of long-extinct lycopod, he ditched the standard line drawing and insisted on a detailed color reconstruction of the plant. This piece earned the cover of the American Journal of Botany.
Ehud Isacoff, professor of molecular and cell biology and director of Berkeley’s Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute, and his colleagues explore the brain at several levels critical to ultimately understand how memories form and what can threaten their demise.
The College of Chemistry has launched a new collaborative research center, the California Research Alliance by BASF (CARA), a multidisciplinary effort focused on innovation and technology transfer. Along with Berkeley and the chemical company BASF, CARA academic partners include UCLA and Stanford University.
At Tuesday’s daylong workshop on “Big Data: Values and Governance,” UC Berkeley’s Deirdre Mulligan compared and contrasted today’s era of information overload with 1973, when Americans typed on IBM Selectrics and banked with human tellers.
Recent media reports about Covered California have focused on the crush of people trying to sign up for the program’s medical insurance programs by March 31, but analysts at UC Berkeley say not to overlook the many people who will join or leave the program after that deadline.