ASUC Senate seeks to further bottled water ban efforts

If everything goes according to the ASUC Senate’s plan, bottled water will be a product of the past on the UC Berkeley campus by 2014. More than five months after the passage of a student initiative calling for the campus to phase out its sale of bottled water, the senate
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Study could help improve the efficiency of solar cells

UC Berkeley researchers laid the groundwork for potentially developing more energy-efficient solar cells in a new study published Sept. 15 in the journal Physical Review Letters. In the past, researchers have focused on looking at domains — the crystal surface of a solar cell that can convert sunlight into energy
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CalSol to enter solar car in international race across Australia

Fueled solely by energy from the sun, a car engineered by UC Berkeley students will embark on a transcontinental sprint across the Australian outback next month. As part of the biennial World Solar Challenge, about 20 members of the campus solar car team CalSol will compete against teams from around
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Berkeley Patients Group faces countersuit by Maine group

Berkeley Patients Group, one of the city’s oldest dispensaries, is being sued and stands to lose more than half a million dollars in loans it provided to a medical marijuana group it helped establish in Maine. Non-profit Northeast Patients Group, based in Maine, filed a countersuit Aug. 15 in response
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Berkeley High School to report student robberies to police department

Following a school year marked by several firearm incidents, Berkeley High School has begun reporting all student robberies, to the Berkeley Police Department. This measure comes in response to parents and community members who expressed concerns after there were five occurrences of students carrying a firearm in or around the
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Study uncovers mechanism behind hearing condition

A study by a team of UC Berkeley neuroscientists has uncovered new cerebral mechanisms behind tinnitus, a currently incurable condition that produces a constant ringing or buzzing sound in the ear in the absence of other noise. The study, published Sept. 6 in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy
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