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2013-04-22 22:30:54

A contact lens on the bathroom floor, an escaped hamster in the backyard, a car key in a bed of gravel: How are we able to focus so sharply to find that proverbial needle in a haystack?

NASA’s Next Space Weather Satellite To Be Built By UC Berkeley
2013-04-17 14:32:11

NASA has awarded the University of California, Berkeley, up to $200 million to build a satellite to determine how Earth’s weather affects weather at the edge of space, in hopes of improving forecasts of extreme “space weather” that can disrupt global positioning satellites (GPS) and radio communications.

2013-03-13 15:12:02

Religious affiliation in the United States is at its lowest point since it began to be tracked in the 1930s.

2013-02-12 20:18:04

A new study from engineers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and the University of California, Berkeley, pairs light and genetics to give researchers a powerful new tool for manipulating cells.

Evidence Supports Dinosaur Extinction Level Event
2013-02-07 19:14:22

Scientists have winnowed the precision of the dates regarding the extinction of the dinosaur and the well-known impact that occurred around the same time.

2012-12-11 12:03:06

Public opinion on environmental issues such as climate change, deforestation, and toxic waste seems to fall along increasingly partisan lines.

Big Boost To BigBOSS Givin By The Gordon And Betty Moore Foundation
2012-12-04 16:13:07

A $2.1 million grant from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation to the University of California at Berkeley, through the Berkeley Center for Cosmological Physics (BCCP), will fund the development of revolutionary technologies for BigBOSS, a project now in the proposal stage designed to study dark energy with unprecedented precision.

Kerosene Lamps Release Black Carbon And Should Be Replaced
2012-11-29 09:20:58

The primary source of light for more than a billion people in developing nations is also churning out black carbon at levels previously overlooked in greenhouse gas estimates, according to a new study led by researchers at UC Berkeley and the University of Illinois.

Why Some Quakes Shake Faster Revealed By Tabletop Fault Model
2012-10-31 15:28:04

The more time it takes for an earthquake fault to heal, the faster the shake it will produce when it finally ruptures, according to a new study by engineers at the University of California, Berkeley, who conducted their work using a tabletop model of a quake fault.


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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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