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immunodeficiency viruses

Here’s How Early Humans Evaded Immunodeficiency Viruses

For hundreds of thousands of years, monkeys and apes have been plagued by simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV), which still devastates primate groups...
Wearable sensors

Wearable Sensors Detect What’s in Your Sweat

Needle pricks not your thing? A team of scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, is developing wearable skin sensors that can...
roach-inspired robotvideo

You Can’t Squash This Roach-Inspired Robot

If the sight of a skittering bug makes you squirm, you may want to look away — a new insect-sized robot created...

Electrical Engineer Puts Sweat Tech to the Test

Sam Emaminejad, assistant professor of electrical engineering at UCLA, has demonstrated that a wearable biosensor can be used in the diagnosis of cystic fibrosis,...
Nanowire Lasers

‘Lasers Rewired’: Scientists Find a New Way to Make Nanowire Lasers

Berkeley Lab, UC Berkeley scientists adapt next-gen solar cell materials for a different purpose
deformed wing virus

Bee epidemic linked to colony trafficking

Just as world travel is contributing to the Zika virus epidemic spreading through Latin America and into North America, so too is world traffic...
fault

Can slow creep along thrust faults help forecast megaquakes?

In Japan and areas like the Pacific Northwest where megathrust earthquakes are common, scientists may be able to better forecast large quakes based on...
ferroelectric

Polar Vortices Observed in Ferroelectric

New State of Matter Holds Promise for Ultracompact Data Storage and Processing
solar

Simplifying Solar Cells with a New Mix of Materials

Berkeley Lab-led Research Team Creates a High-efficiency Device in 7 Steps
CRISPR

Advance improves cutting and pasting with CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing

UC Berkeley researchers have made a major improvement in CRISPR-Cas9 technology that achieves an unprecedented success rate of 60 percent when replacing a short...
bacterium

How to Train Your Bacterium

 Trainers of dogs, horses, and other animal performers take note: a bacterium named Moorella thermoacetica has been induced to perform only a single trick, but it’s...
climate change

Climate change will be an economic disaster for rich and poor

The argument against addressing climate change is often an economic one: We can’t afford disrupting our fossil fuel-driven society. But an analysis by UC Berkeley...
graphene

2D Islands in Graphene Hold Promise for Future Device Fabrication

In what could prove to be a significant advance in the fabrication of graphene-based nanodevices, a team of Berkeley Lab researchers has discovered a...