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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Research finds some Internet Service Providers hijack searches

Some Internet Service Providers  who work with third-party proxy servers may be redirecting and possibly hijacking their users’ search queries, according to a blog posted last Thursday by the Electronic Frontier Foundation, which worked in collaboration with UC Berkeley-affiliated researchers. Researchers at the International Computer Science Institute, a campus-affiliated institute,
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