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Video: The science of sweat—wearable sensor monitors health through perspiration

By Stephanie Liverani / February 3, 2016

Engineers at the University of California, Berkeley have developed a prototype for a flexible, wearable sensor system that can monitor a person’s health through perspiration.

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Time-to-market gap for commercially viable graphene in electronic applications may be narrowing

By Stephanie Liverani / July 21, 2015

Commercially viable graphene may be out of the lab and into our electronics sooner than we think. Physicists at the University of California, Berkeley, present a graphene-based wideband microphone and a related ultrasonic radio that can be used for wireless communication with easy-to-scale-up technology.

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First and largest 3-D printed cement structure blooms at UC Berkeley campus

By Jessica McMathis / April 9, 2015

Cool Brick designer and University of California, Berkeley assistant professor Ronald Rael is turning heads once more with Bloom—the “first and largest powder-based 3-D printed cement structure to date.”

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Unique crystals prevent crack propagation and bestow strength to ancient Roman concrete

By April Gocha / January 6, 2015

A new study confirms that unique aluminum-containing crystals that form in Roman concrete are behind the material’s robust strength and durability.

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White House invests $500M in Advanced Manufacturing Partnership

By Eileen De Guire / June 29, 2011

President Barack Obama announces Advanced Manufacturing Initiative at Carnegie Mellon University. Credit: Pete Souza; Official White House Photo. Last week President Obama unveiled a new initiative to invest in emerging technologies and create new manufacturing jobs and increase the nation’s global competitiveness. During a visit to Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pa., Obama introduced the…

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Solid-state photovoltaics offer new path to solar energy

By / March 30, 2010

According to a Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory press release, researchers have discovered a new path to convert sunlight to electricity. Researchers have found a new mechanism by which the photovoltaic effect can take place in semiconductor thin films. This new route to energy production overcomes the bandgap voltage limitation that continues to be detrimental to…

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Toshiba getting active in mini-reactor discussions

By / March 26, 2010

Katie at Earth2Tech has the scoop on TerraPower and Toshiba starting to talk about an initiative to develop the former’s traveling wave design of small reactor. After Bill Gates, Toshiba would be the second well-heeled enterprise to jump on the TerraPower bandwagon. Traveling wave reactors are attractive because they can, at least in theory, milk…

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Obama nominates new “green czar” from Lawrence Berkeley National Lab

By / September 25, 2009

Arun Majumdar, who currently heads a Lawrence Berkeley National Lab project that aims to help India reduce its greenhouse gas emissions, has been nominated by President Obama to head the newly-created Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy at the DOE. The White House announced Majumdar’s nomination — which requires Senate confirmation — on Sept. 18. The IIT-Bombay…

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Top “Pipeline Power” schools

By RussJordan / May 14, 2009

If you do a Google search of “top ten,” you get more than 90 million hits – from David Letterman, to New Year’s resolutions, to urinals (which is another ceramics story). The list I want to share with you here deals with the patent strength and research prowess of U.S. universities. I suppose there are…

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