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Turning tobacco into fuel

Scientists at UC Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory use light to convert carbon in tobacco leaves into biofuels.

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Leaping lizards

UC Berkeley scientists, who study motion, looked at how lizards use their tails. Their findings can help design robots that can be used in search, rescue or disaster situations.

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Oil spill spurred grad student's research

A UC Berkeley graduate student is helping to restore the Gulf’s blackened marshes with a project that could also aid threatened ecosystems nationwide, including in Northern California.

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Inspired by the clouds

A UC Berkeley graduate student explains his fascination with Central American cloud forests and his efforts to share his passion and research with young students.

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Getting down to the nanometer

UC Berkeley scientists, in collaboration with the national labs, have devised a nanoscale testing technique that could be invaluable in making sure nuclear facilities and the materials inside them are safe for years to come.

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Saving fuel and labor on the farm

Farmers partner with UC scientists to develop innovative tilling systems that reduce tractor work and emissions into the environment.

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Floating robots track water flow

UC Berkeley researchers have developed a method using GPS-enabled smartphones to learn about the quality, volume, speed and direction of the flow of water through the Sacramento Delta.

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Community-engaged research serves San Joaquin Valley

A UC Merced and UC Berkeley program connects researchers and community groups dedicated to improving the lives of young people.

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Revealing the movies in our mind

UC Berkeley scientists use brain imaging and computer simulation to decode and reconstruct dynamic visual experiences.

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Keeping fans, athletes safe if the Big One hits

UC Berkeley researchers, who are experts in earthquakes, are playing a key role in the renovation of campus’ Memorial Stadium, which straddles the Hayward Fault.

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Making city water systems flow

A new UC Berkeley research center is re-inventing the country’s urban water infrastructure, which is worn from age, population growth and the effects of climate change.