Posts tagged with ‘UC Berkeley’
Happy Labor Day weekend! On the subject of labor, wouldn’t it be nice to have one of these around to sort and fold the laundry? ucberkeley's 'Brett' (Berkeley Robot for the Elimination of Tedious Tasks) can do just that, using two Syntouch Biotac haptics sensors that allows it to “get a feeling of objects”.
Evolutionary biologist Robert Dudley of ucberkeley describes his new book, “The Drunken Monkey, Why we drink and abuse alcohol” in this Q&A.
Hey recent grads, take note (and good luck)!
Is that a muddied polar bear? Actually, it’s believed to be a pizzly bear (also known as a grolar bear) - a rare hybrid between a polar bear and a grizzly bear. We chatted with ucberkeley biologist Eline Lorenzen about her work studying the genome of the polar bear in the Arctic and while she has yet to see a pizzly bear in the wild, she hopes their work looking into the polar bear genome will one day offer more insight into the pizzly. We’ll be posting a full interview with Lorenzen soon. Stay tuned!
Psychologist Dacher Keltner of the UC Berkeley found that the feeling of caring for someone in need activates the vagus nerve (the longest bundle of nerves in the human nervous system.