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October 14, 2015
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Radiation Safety for Sunken-Ship Archaeology

Berkeley Lab researchers help scientists determine the radiation risk of exploring an underwater aircraft carrier. About 42 miles southwest of San Francisco and 2,600 feet underwater sits the U.S.S. Independence, a bombed-out relic from World War II. The aircraft carrier … Continue reading

March 30, 2014
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Von Thailand bis Tahiti

Neue Rekorde bei globaler Klimaschutzaktion Earth Hour / 162 Länder und 7.000 Städte rufen zum Schutz des Planeten auf Berlin – Von Thailand bis Tahiti, vom Vatikan bis Las Vegas und von der Internationalen Raumstation bis in den Sudan – … Continue reading

February 26, 2014
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NASA Responds to California’s Evolving Drought

NASA is partnering with the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) to develop and apply new technology and products to better manage and monitor the state’s water resources and respond to its ongoing drought. NASA scientists, DWR water managers, university … Continue reading

February 13, 2014
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Made in IBM Labs: Scientists Set New Speed Record for Big Data

Ultra-high definition 4K movie or 40,000 songs from the Cloud could be downloaded in a few seconds SAN FRANCISCO – 13 Feb 2014: IBM today announced that it has achieved a new technological advancement that will helpimprove Internet speeds to … Continue reading

February 9, 2014
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“It‘s your privacy, stupid” – Erfahrungsbericht einer Kryptoparty

Über ein halbes Jahr ist es her, dass Edward Snowden mit seinen Enthüllungen eine globale Überwachungs- und Spionageaffäre ausgelöst hat, von der nicht nur das Handy von Kanzlerin Angela Merkel, sondern auch die private Kommunikation von Millionen Deutschen betroffen ist. … Continue reading

December 15, 2013
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NASA Snow Mapper Reaps Big Benefits for California

Unprecedented snowpack maps from NASA’s prototype Airborne Snow Observatory mission helped water managers for 2.6 million residents of the San Francisco Bay Area achieve near-perfect water operations this summer, despite the driest year in California’s recorded history. The high-resolution NASA … Continue reading

December 6, 2013
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SOI Collaborating With WHOI On Construction of World’s Most Advanced Deep-diving Robotic Vehicle

Schmidt Ocean Institute (SOI) has begun working with the Deep Submergence Laboratory at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) to design and build the world’s most advanced robotic undersea research vehicle for use on SOI’s ship Falkor. The new vehicle … Continue reading

October 19, 2013
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‘Heart of a Soldier’ author recalls how New Yorker article became prize-winning book

James B. Stewart, a Pulitzer Prize-winning author and reporter for the New Yorker, talked on campus on Oct. 4 about the inspiration for and process behind “Heart of a Soldier,” his 2002 book about Rick Rescorla, a security guard at … Continue reading