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An aerial view of geothermal power plants among the farmland around the southern shore of the Salton Sea. Courtesy Lawrence Berkeley National Lab

California’s Salton Sea Could be the Mother Lode of Lithium

By Glen Martin

It’s good news for EVs, but what will it mean for the local community? 

Berkeley Space Center trellis rendering / Field Operations and HOK

To Silicon Valley and Beyond!

By Glen Martin

Since its founding in 1930, Moffett Field has had multiple incarnations. Now, it’s poised for another role: the Berkeley Space Center.

Architect, I.M. Pei / Institute of Personality and Social Research

Spying the Secrets of Creativity

By Coby McDonald

In late January of 1958, five of America’s most renowned writers converged in a repurposed frat house just off the Berkeley campus for what promised to be a long, strange weekend.


How to Turn Desert Air Into Water

By Esther Oh

Metal organic frameworks offer solutions to "the greatest problems facing our planet."


What Your Brain Sounds Like On Music

By Pat Joseph

Using artificial intelligence software, Berkeley scientists successfully reconstructed the Pink Floyd song “Another Brick in the Wall” from recordings made of electrical activity in patients’ brains as they listened.


Berkeley Goes to Silicon Valley—and Space!

By Chancellor Carol T. Christ

We have recently been reminded that creativity comes in packages large and small.

Rebekah Shirley

Want to Solve the Climate Crisis? Invest in Africa

By David Silverberg

As Deputy Director of World Resources Institute Africa, Shirley is on a mission to accelerate the continent’s clean energy industry and spread awareness about the paltry financing the sector currently attracts.

(Phillipe Halsman)

The Day After Oppenheimer

By Elena Cavender

In late May of 2022, UC Berkeley entered a time machine.


Berkeley’s Alum of the Year is a Steady Hand in Guiding the Webb Space Telescope

By Susan Karlin

Two months before NASA unveiled the first images from the James Webb Space Telescope to the world last summer, some 50 astronomers and engineers anxiously gathered in the mission’s control room at the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore for the moment of truth.

6 (More) Things You’ll Never Believe Came from Berkeley!

By Pat Joseph

Curb cuts, smokestack scrubbers, hanging chads, and more!

Out front: Prof. Ken Goldberg is a pioneer in AI research.

Bringing Real Smarts to Artificial Intelligence

By Chancellor Carol T. Christ

“Our newest academic unit could not be more perfectly positioned.”

11 Things You’ll Never Believe Came Out of Berkeley!

By Pat Joseph

Yeah, okay, you’ll probably believe some of it. Still, we think it’s a fun list.