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2014-01-22 08:34:21

BERKELEY, Calif., Jan. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The UC Berkeley School of Information has officially started the first semester of the new Master of Information and Data Science (MIDS) program. Delivered online, the MIDS program provides a multi-disciplinary curriculum that prepares students in any career to solve real-world problems across their organizations using complex and unstructured data. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140122/NY50420LOGO ) "I applied to the MIDS...

2013-11-27 10:03:43

As shoppers across the nation prepare to pounce on Black Friday sales, researchers at UC Berkeley are looking at what happens to commerce when there’s no set price tag. In an exhaustive study of consumer behavior, they found that shoppers spend more money when engaged in a chain of goodwill known as “Pay-it-forward” than when they can name their own price. “It’s assumed that consumers are selfish and always looking for the best deal, but when we gave people the option to pay for...

2013-11-07 12:30:24

AT&T Wi-Fi and Distributed Antenna Systems Provide Additional Wireless Capacity at UC Berkeley Campus BERKELEY, Calif., Nov. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Students and faculty at the University of California, Berkeley now have access to improved AT&T Wi-Fi and mobile coverage across campus, including student residence halls, academic and administrative buildings. The new Wi-Fi service allows on-campus wireless users to: -- Surf the web on smartphones and tablets, even in the hallway...

Study Provides Unprecedented Details On Ultrafast Processes In Diamond Nitrogen Vacancy Centers
2013-11-04 16:26:12

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory From supersensitive detections of magnetic fields to quantum information processing, the key to a number of highly promising advanced technologies may lie in one of the most common defects in diamonds. Researchers at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and the University of California (UC) Berkeley have taken an important step towards unlocking this key with the first ever detailed look at critical ultrafast processes in these...

2013-10-30 08:31:07

$200,000 Grant Will Fund Incubator Program Management and Student Internships SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- QB3, a state institute that connects private industry with more than 220 scientists at UC San Francisco, UC Berkeley and UC Santa Cruz, today announced a new partnership with JPMorgan Chase to promote biotech innovation in San Francisco. JPMorgan Chase awarded $200,000 to fund an entrepreneurship program manager position at QB3's new biotech...

Fire Detection Satellite Designed By UC Berkeley Scientists
2013-10-22 12:24:33

University of California, Berkeley Improved and cheaper sensors, faster analysis software make satellite feasible As firefighters emerge from another record wildfire season in the Western United States, University of California, Berkeley, scientists say it's time to give them a 21st century tool: a fire-spotting satellite. Such a satellite could view the Western states almost continuously, snapping pictures of the ground every few seconds in search of hot spots that could be newly...

Serotonin Regulating Gene Plays Role In Marriage Emotions
2013-10-08 07:11:26

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Why are some couples seemingly fated to have a happy marriage and others end in sorrow? A new study from UC Berkeley and Northwestern University reveals a major clue rests in our DNA. The study, which may be the first to link genetics, emotions and marital satisfaction, shows a gene involved in the regulation of serotonin can predict how much our emotions affect our relationships. “An enduring mystery is, what makes one spouse...

4 New Species Of Legless Lizards
2013-09-18 13:32:50

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While some biologists may travel to the distant corners of the globe to discover new species, a team of University of California, Berkeley scientists has shown that you only need to travel to one of the Golden State’s vacant lots. A vacant lot in downtown Bakersfield was just one of several California locations when UC Berkeley scientists found four new species of legless lizards, according to their report in the journal Breviora, a...

Newly Discovered Seismic Waves Reveal Earth's Volcanic Hotspots
2013-09-06 08:40:14

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A previously unknown channel of slow-moving seismic waves in the Earth’s mantle has been discovered by a team of scientists from the University of California, Berkeley and the University of Maryland. These waves help to explain "hotspot volcanoes" that give birth to island chains such as Hawaii and Tahiti. The findings of this study have been published in Science Express. Hotspot volcanoes form in the middle of tectonic plates,...

Violence Linked To Climate Change
2013-08-02 09:27:10

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online From higher crime rates to a greater chance of social upheaval, a new study from researchers at Princeton University and the University of California, Berkeley predicts more violence across the globe will be one of the effects of climate change. Based on an analysis of 12,000 years of historical and climate data culled from 60 different studies in fields ranging from archaeology to political science, the research team concluded an...


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2009-07-14 16:50:21

Einsteinium is a metallic synthetic element with the symbol Es and atomic number 99. It became the seventh transuranic (atomic number higher than 99) element produced. It was named for Albert Einstein. It is an element found within the actinoid series which includes Actinium. Though it has only been produced in small amounts, it has been accurately determined to be silver in coloration. Like all synthetic elements, einsteinium isotopes are highly radioactive and are extremely toxic. Besides...

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