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At Super Bowl 50, fan safety starts with super-snoopy tech

The big game and all its festivities get sweeping protection, from bomb-destroying robots to software that crunches social media looking for threats.

By February 2, 2016

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Wearable robots for the paralyzed take a step forward

A next-gen exoskeleton, now on sale, highlights how the latest robots are merging science fiction with reality.

By February 2, 2016

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Dog owners less neurotic than cat owners, says study

Technically Incorrect: A new study suggests that those who own pets are a little more satisfied with life and dog owners are more conscientious, extroverted and agreeable than cat owners.

By January 31, 2016

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Watch a robotic cockroach launch a robotic bird

Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley have designed a system that allows its VelociRoach robot to launch an ornithopter micro-aerial vehicle.

By May 26, 2015

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Robot learns via trial and error like a human

Researchers at the University of California at Berkeley have developed algorithms that allow robots to learn by making mistakes -- just like a real person.

By May 26, 2015

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How one community's annoying 'spampocalypse' took a happy turn

What happens when a rogue test email gets sent to thousands of people? If you're in Berkeley, Calif., you have a community picnic, of course.

By March 25, 2015

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The surprising science of blue jeans

A new video shows how jeans get blue, while new research from UC Berkeley shows how the dye used to get them that way could get greener.

By February 25, 2015

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Berkeley scientists have 'smart dust' on the brain

California researchers theorize that tiny electronic sensors the size of dust particles could be used in future brain studies.

By July 17, 2013

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How robots may be used to help fight Ebola

As the virus continues to ravage parts of Africa, scientists and engineers at US universities are brainstorming ways tech and robots ​can help in the crisis. And robotics researchers at UC Berkeley are part of the discussion, as CNET's Kara Tsuboi reports.

By November 6, 2014

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Know an earthquake is about to hit before the shaking starts

Smoke alarms warn us about fires, but what if we had devices in our homes to warn us about earthquakes seconds before they strike? For less than $100, a UC Berkeley professor has figured out how to make an in-home early warning quake system. CNET's Sumi Das looks at what it takes to make it work.

By October 7, 2014