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Latest Research News

September 24, 2020

Metal wires of carbon complete toolbox for carbon-based computers

Transistors based on carbon rather than silicon could potentially boost computers’ speed and cut their power consumption more than a thousandfold — think of a mobile phone that holds its charge for months — but the set of tools needed to build working carbon circuits has remained incomplete until now.

In the Media

September 24, 2020

Reeling from the worst fire season in California's history, 3 in 4 state voters say wildfires pose a greater threat today than ever before, yet they are divided sharply along party lines about what role climate change plays in the infernos,…

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September 18, 2020

UC Berkeley law professor Ian Haney López and human rights lawyer Tory Gavito examined what was happening among Hispanic voters and attempted to fashion a strategy for drawing communities - Latinos and others - into a multiracial…

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September 18, 2020

UC Berkeley professor Jennifer Doudna, one of the pioneers of the gene-editing technique known as CRISPR, thinks the biotech tool could be an essential one for combating COVID-19 and future pandemics. Due to its capacity to be "…