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What tech can — and can't — do to prevent and put out wildfires

Dec 14, 2017
A Berkeley lab is using drones and LiDAR to map fire fuel and understand how it burns.
Firefighters battle the Thomas blaze in California in 2017.
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After UC Berkeley protests, Trump questions pulling federal funds

Feb 2, 2017
On Wednesday night, protests erupted at the University of California, Berkeley, hours before controversial right-wing commentator Milo Yiannopoulos was scheduled to speak. University officials said protests were peaceful until a group of people started lighting fires and smashing windows. The university canceled the speech, citing safety concerns. Then, early Thursday morning, President Donald Trump weighed […]

The story behind UC Berkeley's $150 million deficit

Feb 25, 2016
A conversation with Chancellor Nicholas Dirks.
Students walk near Sather Tower on the University of California at Berkeley campus February 24, 2005 in Berkeley, California. 
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Video: Barry Eichengreen on the Post-Dollar World

Mar 23, 2011
As the artist formerly known as Puff Daddy rapped, it's all about the Benjamins. That's $100 bills, and there are more of them in circulation...