Brief calls for stronger federal policy on safety net providers

In order to continue the implementation of efficient, integrated health care across the nation, federal policy regarding safety net providers must be strengthened, according to a brief recently released by UC Berkeley School of Law researchers. Fellows at the school’s Warren Institute’s Health, Economic and Family Security Program released the
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A supernova — discovered by the Palomar Transient Factory — is the closest of its kind found in almost 40 years. It will not be visible to the naked eye in a week or two.

UC Berkeley researchers find brightest, closest supernova in years

Astronomers from UC Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory helped find a “holy grail” Wednesday night when they discovered a supernova relatively close to Earth. The supernova — discovered by the Palomar Transient Factory, a four-year-long survey operated from the Palomar Observatory in California — is the brightest and closest
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New neutrino data may explain origins of matter

Recent advancement in an international physics experiment run by the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory may provide evidence of how matter came to be in the universe. Berkeley lab researchers, collaborating with 250 physicists and engineers worldwide to form the China-based Daya Bay Reactor Neutrino Experiment, are working to decipher specific
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Campus researchers receive award for semiconductor innovation

Two UC Berkeley researchers have created a novel way to test and validate semiconductor chips, an innovation that earned them the Technical Excellence Award from the Semiconductor Research Corporation. Campus electrical engineers Alan Mishchenko and Robert Brayton combined two distinct fields of semiconductor study — synthesis and verification — that
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Study: same-sex and mixed bird couples equally faithful

A recent study published by a UC Berkeley postdoctoral scholar shows that same-sex pairs of one type of monogamous bird have relationships that are just as faithful and strong as those of male-female pairs. Julie Elie, currently a campus postdoctoral scholar, began her research on zebra finches in 2007 at
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Astronomy institute to reactivate radio telescope project

Following successful fundraising efforts, the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence Institute, an institute that previously partnered with UC Berkeley, will be able to begin to reactivate its array of 42 radio telescope dishes after the project was shut down in April due to a lack of funding. The institute was able
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