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CINEMA Nanosatellite Part Of Group Of CubeSats To Go Into Space
2012-08-01 08:33:58

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online University of California, Berkeley students are part of an international team of students that built an 8-pound satellite that will be launched into orbit tomorrow (August 2) along with ten other CubeSats -- a new line of inexpensive, modular nanosatellites. The nanosatellites will accompany a spy satellite aboard an Atlas V rocket being launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base (VAFB) in California. The nanosatellite, called CINEMA...

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2010-12-01 10:10:00

By Carol Ness, UC Berkeley Beauty and truth aren't the first things that come to mind, for most people, when they think about math. Berkeley math professor Edward Frenkel is trying to change that. He tells his classes in multivariable calculus that one of his goals is to unlock the subject's inherent beauty for them, the truth revealed by a mathematical formula. And now, the culture itself is his audience. Frenkel has come out with a 26-minute feature film that aims to achieve that goal...

2008-10-10 21:00:21

By Pat Craig It's not the most high-powered film-publicity juggernaut, but it could be the most sincere. A three-man team of true believers, the publicist, the producer and the director, are crammed into a booth at Hubcaps cafe in downtown Walnut Creek ordering light (fries, a hot fudge sundae and lemonade) and promoting their movie version of Dalton Trumbo's achingly powerful 1938 anti-war novel, "Johnny Got His Gun," which opened Friday in a limited run at Berkeley's Shattuck Cinemas....

2008-09-12 06:00:27

By Pat Craig THEATER IS STUCK with the bad rap of being the dusty repository of previous centuries' art. On one hand, you can understand it -- while audiences are eager to see something new on TV or at the movies, they tend to lust for the tried, true and familiar when they plunk down significant cash for theater tickets. The bright lights of Broadway typically announce as many revivals as new shows, and community and regional theaters around the country know the best way to boost the...