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1 hr ago | Criminal Report Daily

Toss Your Glasses: Display Sharpens Blurry Images

Out-of-focus image of screen without correction, with previous light-field display, with current display, and simulation of ideal correction.


Related Topix: Berkeley, CA

5 hrs ago |

Little-known gay pioneer examined tomorrow

Anyone who wants to understand how Los Angeles and West Hollywood led the modern American gay movement really needs to hear this talk.


Related Topix: Los Angeles, CA, Gay/Lesbian, Silverlake (Los Angeles, CA)

Thu Jul 31, 2014

Denver Post

CU-Boulder named to Forbes' list of America's most entrepreneurial universities

Business magazine Forbes has named the University of Colorado's Boulder campus to its 2014 list of America's most entrepreneurial schools .


Related Topix: Boulder, CO, California Institute of Technology

Inside Bay Area

Oakland author awarded National Medal of Arts

Maxine Hong Kingston writes in her studio at her bright Frank Lloyd Wright-style home in the Oakland hills.


Related Topix: Arts, Poetry, Asian-American

NBC Bay Area

Ebola Outbreak Puts UC Berkeley Program on Hold

The University of California's study abroad program in Sierra Leone is being placed on hold as West Africa grapples with the worst-known outbreak of the deadly ebola virus.


Scientific American

How Loss of Wildlife Leads to Child Slavery

A poached elephant carcass in Bouba Ndjida National Park in Cameroon. Credit: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service via Wikimedia Commons What do child slavery in Ghana, Somali piracy and the illegal global ivory trade have in common? Their root causes can all be traced back to declining wildlife populations.


Related Topix: Piracy News, Berkeley, CA, UC Santa Barbara


University researchers develop glasses-free display

Fumbling around for your near-vision glasses to read the tablet screen? University researchers may have come up with a way to alleviate that problem.


Related Topix: Berkeley, CA

San Francisco Bay View

'Mass Incarceration on Trial'

"Mass Incarceration on Trial," by Jonathan Simon, professor of law at the University of California, Berkeley, is a new book that talks about mass incarceration nationally, but focuses on California.


Related Topix: Prison, California, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Berkeley, CA


EquityNet Partners with UC Berkeley to Produce Crowdfunding Research

EquityNet is announcing a new partnership with UC Berkeley to license and provide unique business crowdfunding data and enable the Program for Innovation in Entrepreneurial and Social Finance at the Coleman Fung Institute to expand its research into the new innovative crowdfunding industry.



Vision-correcting display nixes your need for eyeglasses

What would it be like if you didn't need your eyeglasses to clearly see your laptop screen or a text message on your smartphone? Scientists at the University of California Berkeley are working on computer screens that would adjust their images to accommodate individual user's visual needs.


Related Topix: Berkeley, CA, Computers, Cell Phones, Cellphones, Electronics

North Coast Journal Weekly Politics

Our Sound of Silence

Humboldt State University loves posters. Well, some kinds of posters. The bookstore sells bland posters of famous paintings and rock stars each fall.


Related Topix: University of Pennsylvania

Wed Jul 30, 2014


Vision-correcting display lets users ditch their reading glasses

We've seen a number of glasses-free 3D technologies in recent years, most famously in Nintendo's 3DS , but now researchers at the University of California at Berkeley and MIT have created a prototype device that allows those with vision problems to ditch their eyeglasses and contact lenses when viewing regular 2D computer displays by compensating ... (more)


Related Topix: Computers, Science, Computer Science, Cameras, Gadgets


American Jews Rally Mostly to Israel's Side as Gaza Conflict Rages - Minority Objects

On a different day, Max Segall and Simone Zimmerman might have been protesting together for some other cause.


Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, New York University, Palestinian Territories


Splitting Household Chores May Lead To Better, Hotter Married Sex

Earlier this year, The New York Times published a controversial piece that suggested that when men pitch in with household chores -- as opposed to women doing them exclusively -- their marriages and their sex lives suffered.


Related Topix: Psychology, Science, Wedding, Santa Clara County, CA, Palo Alto, CA


Here's Sun Ra's reading list and guest lecture from 1971 at UC Berkeley

Members of Sun Ra's Arkestra would make sure none of the students recorded the classes.


Related Topix: Space Is the Place, Music!, Science Fiction Movies, Sun Ra, Jazz

California Golden Blogs

Golden Scholars: Berkeley researchers discover a breakthrough in...

The latest news out of UC Berkeley! We, the disciples of Oski, research into increased tendon and ligament growth and an understanding of how powerful people feel time.


Related Topix: Berkeley, CA, Jerry Brown, US Governors, Sports, University of California NCAA, NCAA Sports

The Washington Post

Think the Supreme Court protected your cellphone from warrantless searches? Think again.

It was supposed to be a simple day trip to Niagara Falls. Little did he know the visit might land him in prison for the next 100 years.


Related Topix: Prison, Berkeley, CA, World News

United Methodist Church

Freedom School leads to fulfillment of dream

In the summer of 1964, just prior to entering the 8th grade, I attended Freedom School at St. Paul's C.M.E. Church in McComb, Mississippi.


Related Topix: McComb, MS

CW2 Colorado KWGN-TV

Matt Ross parlayed a humorous cover letter into an internship and full-time job.

In January 2013 he penned a now famous email cover letter to a managing director at Wall Street firm Duff and Phelps asking for an internship.


Related Topix: California


These Maps Show How Big Data Can Fight Climate Change

New maps released Tuesday illustrate the toll climate change and pollution are taking on several communities in Los Angeles, many of the same areas that also hold the greatest potential for clean energy investment.


Related Topix: Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Los Angeles County, CA, US News, Liberal Political News