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Accelerating Berkeley startups at SkyDeck

True to its name, SkyDeck has one of the best views in all of Berkeley. You can UC Berkeley on one s

This box sucks pure water out of dry desert air

For many of us, clean, drinkable water comes right out the tap. But for billions it's not that simple, and all over the world researchers are looking into ways to fix that. Today brings work from Berk
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Here’s what it’s like to be at TC Sessions: Robotics

Robots, TechCrunch folk and good times happened at TC Sessions: Robotics this past Friday from Zelle

Here are all the robots we saw at TC Sessions: Robotics

Robots are coming. Are they overlords or friendly companions designed to help us perform the mundane tasks of our respective days? Perhaps it’s both. Whatever the purpose, they’re no longer part o

Five reasons to attend TC Robotics this Friday at UC Berkeley

This Friday, May 11, TechCrunch launches the West Coast debut of TC Sessions: Robotics at UC Berkeley. There are still a few tickets left, including $45 student tickets, that will get you access to th

Check out these awesome workshops at TC Sessions: Robotics May 11 at UC Berkeley

Hard to believe, but TC Sessions: Robotics is just over a week away. We’ve got some of the top minds in the industry on the schedule for the event, including Andy Rubin, Laura Tyson, Marc Raibert, R

Last call on Early Bird tickets for TC Robotics at UC Berkeley, May 11

After tomorrow, April 13, ticket prices for TC Sessions: Robotics will jump $100 for the May 11 event hosted at UC Berkeley. Buy your early bird $249 tickets today before these savings fly the coop! Y

UC Berkeley Professor Abbeel to speak at TechCrunch Sessions: Robotics, May 11 at Zellerbach Hall

TechCrunch’s upcoming TC Sessions: Robotics is fast taking shape. The single-day event, held on May 11, will focus on the crossroads of the latest AI and robotics technology and the startup eco

Using technology to craft accurate, persuasive political messages

In a country that’s increasingly polarized, where partisan politics shape perception, the question of how to create a compelling argument — rooted in facts — that can change minds i

Watch a thought race across the surface of the brain

Although neuroscientists have a general idea of what parts of the brain do what, catching them in the act is a difficult proposition. But UC Berkeley researchers have managed to do it, visualizing bas

Accel launches UC Berkeley mentorship program

Sometimes it seems like Stanford gets all the VC attention, but there's another great school in the Bay Area. UC Berkeley is the top-ranked public school in the country and renowned venture firm Acce

Judah vs. the Machines: Blindfolded against a Berkeley robot overlord

In this episode of Judah vs. the Machines, Judah visits UC Berkeley’s Robot Learning Lab to meet Brett, a robot still in testing that was designed to learn like a human. Brett's creators hope that h

Stealthy Boxbot wins the Pear prize for UC Berkeley with a tech for autonomous last-mile delivery

It was a long road that took the two founders of Boxbot from drinks at Drake's Dealership to winning the prestigious Pear Berkeley Challenge, but both Austin Oehlerking and Mark Godwin are very at hom

Crunch Report | Judge Rules CRISPR-Cas9 Belongs to Broad Institute

Verizon is reportedly getting a $250 million discount on its Yahoo deal, judge rules CRISPR-Cas9 belongs to the Broad Institute and not UC Berkeley, Pixar teaches the art of storytelling on Khan Acade

Berkeley project tests tracking imperiled forests with 3D multispectral drone imaging

Droughts, climate change and deforestation are putting forests at risk worldwide, so studying these ecosystems closely is more important than ever — but it's a hell of a lot of work to climb every t

Berkeley Lab gets the go-ahead for its 5,000-robot 3D galaxy mapping project

You don’t do things halfway when it comes to tasks like mapping the light of millions of galaxies. That sort of job requires a fairly massive undertaking like, say, 5,000 ten-inch cylindrical robot

Bee Partners closes $30 million fund to seed very early-stage startups

Bee Partners in San Francisco has raised a $30 million fund, its second, to lead investments in very early stage startups based in the U.S. Founded in 2009, the firm is best-known as the first investo

Enabling Makers To Create “The Next Big Thing”

Makers have long been known as hobbyists or tinkers. However, with increased access to professional-grade tools, the maker movement is transforming business as usual. Through collaboration and connect

Students: You Are Probably Not Mark Zuckerberg, So Stay In School

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/09/dsc00246.jpg?w=300" /> Instead of another boring lecture, last week my students at UC-Berkeley got quite a treat: a lively discussion with Te

Why We Need To Abolish Software Patents

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/08/uspto.jpg" /> During my tech days, I co-authored four software patents. Each cost my startup about $15,000—which seemed like a fortune in th
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