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A Radio Frequency Exposure Test Finds an iPhone 11 Pro Exceeds the FCC's Limit (slashdot)

An anonymous reader quotes a report from IEEE Spectrum: A test by Penumbra Brands to measure how much radiofrequency energy an iPhone 11 Pro gives off found that the phone emits more than twice the amount allowable by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission. The FCC measures exposure to RF energy as the amount of wireless power a person absorbs for each kilogram of their body. The agency calls this the specific absorption rate, or SAR. For a cellphone, the FCC's threshold of safe exposure is ...
Tags: Apple, Motorola, News, Fcc, San Diego, UC Berkeley, Sar, Chicago Tribune, Tribune, U S Federal Communications Commission, Apple Samsung, Penumbra, Moskowitz, McCaughey, BeauHD, Joel Moskowitz

A Radio Frequency Exposure Test Finds an iPhone 11 Pro Exceeds the FCC's Limit

An anonymous reader quotes a report from IEEE Spectrum: A test by Penumbra Brands to measure how much radiofrequency energy an iPhone 11 Pro gives off found that the phone emits more than twice the amount allowable by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission. The FCC measures exposure to RF energy as the amount of wireless power a person absorbs for each kilogram of their body. The agency calls this the specific absorption rate, or SAR. For a cellphone, the FCC's threshold of safe exposure is ...
Tags: Apple, Motorola, Fcc, Tech, San Diego, UC Berkeley, Sar, Chicago Tribune, Tribune, U S Federal Communications Commission, Apple Samsung, Penumbra, Moskowitz, McCaughey, Joel Moskowitz, Penumbra Brands

Breakthrough Listen releases 2 petabytes of data from SETI survey of Milky Way

Breakthrough Listen, based at UC Berkeley, announced its second major release of SETI data: a radio survey of the plane of the Milky Way and the galactic center. The public is urged to search the data for signals from intelligent civilizations. A former Berkeley undergraduate initiated the analysis by looking at emissions from 20 nearby stars that could see Earth transiting our sun. The VLA also signed on to capture radio data for SETI.
Tags: Science, Berkeley, UC Berkeley, Seti, VLA

From Elon Musk to Tim Cook, here's where the world's most influential tech founders and CEOs went to college — and what they studied

College is where many figure out what they're actually interested in and determine the career they want to pursue. We researched the degrees and schools attended by well-known tech CEOs, many of whom launched their companies or landed on the idea for their first startup while studying at college. Here's where 52 CEOs and founders in the tech industry went to school, and what they studied. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. For new college students, choosing a major can feel l...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Europe, Elon Musk, Cook, Sweden, Maryland, Microsoft, Yahoo, Mba, Stanford, India, Satya Nadella, Trends

The GOP Could Reclaim a House Seat Left Open by a Nude Photo Scandal

California’s 25th district is not lacking for drama. Made up of suburbs that wrap around the northern edge of Los Angeles, this longtime Republican district is the one that Katie Hill flipped in a high-profile 2018 race. Last year, the 32-year-old ascendant Democrat resigned, after a conservative news site published nude photos of her and amid a congressional ethics probe. Among the more than 10 candidates vying to take her seat are the Republican she bested; a former Navy strike fighter pi...
Tags: News, Navy, California, Washington, Mexico, Uncategorized, Los Angeles, Fbi, Gop, House, Nancy Pelosi, Republican Party, Smith, Donald Trump, UC Berkeley, New England

Huge bacteria-eating viruses close gap between life and non-life

Bacterial viruses, called bacteriophages, are simple genetic machines, relying on their bacterial hosts to replicate and spread. But UC Berkeley scientists have found hundreds of huge phages that carry a slew of bacterial proteins that the phages evidently use to more efficiently manipulate their microbial hosts. These proteins include those involved with ribosomal production of proteins and the CRISPR bacterial immune system, as if the phages are a hybrid between living microbes and viral machi...
Tags: Science, UC Berkeley

How to teach history better

These days, we often hear of a crisis in the discipline of history.  It’s not a crisis of research.  To be sure, there are debates and disputes over new methodologies, theoretical frames, the price and speed of publication, and even the relative value of publishing in public, digital, and traditional media.  There is also the ever-present absence of funding.  These are long-standing, ongoing issues, but they are not the crisis at the forefront of the discipline.Instead, the current crisis is in ...
Tags: Books, Featured, History, United States, Higher Education, Wikimedia, UC Berkeley, Bain, University Of Michigan, Amherst, American Historical Association, Washington State University, Arts & Humanities, Framingham State University, Universities And Colleges, Stanford History Education Group

Students: Score $50 tickets to TC Sessions: Robotics + AI 2020

Are you a student enthralled by robots and the AI that powers them? Do you live within striking distance of UC Berkeley? Ready to learn from the greatest minds and makers in the field? Then we want you at TC Sessions: Robotics + AI 2020 on March 3 at UC Berkeley’s Zellerbach Hall. We’re investing in the next generation of makers by making our day-long conference super-affordable. Buy your $50 student pass right here. If you’re not familiar with our Robotics/AI session, listen up. It’s a full day...
Tags: Startups, Y Combinator, Technology, Articles, Events, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Cybernetics, Robotics, Berkeley, Uc-berkeley, Eric Migicovsky, Kelly Chen, Stuart Russell, Joshua Wilson, Scott Phoenix

Coronavirus outbreak raises question: Why are bat viruses so deadly?

A UC Berkeley study of cultured bat cells shows that their strong immune responses, constantly primed to respond to viruses, can drive viruses to greater virulence. Modelling bat immune systems on a computer, the researchers showed that when bat cells quickly release interferon upon infection, other cells quickly wall themselves off. This drives viruses to faster reproduction. The increased virulence and infectivity wreak havoc when these viruses infect animals with tamer immune systems, like hu...
Tags: Science, UC Berkeley

Los Angeles’ bad idea to increase affordable housing

Los Angeles, and California more broadly, has been struggling with an affordability crisis for years. Bad policies like restrictive zoning laws and broad development constraints have left L.A. with too few houses for too many people. How does the city plan to solve this crisis? With more bad policies, of course. City Councilman Gil Cedillo has proposed that the Board of Public Works use eminent domain to expropriate the 124-unit Hillside Villa apartment building in Chinatown for affordable housi...
Tags: California, Opinion, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, UC Berkeley, Chinatown, Brexit, Raleigh North Carolina, Board of Public Works, L A Times, Mike Pompeo, Gil Cedillo, Guest Commentary, Cedillo, Hillside Villa

More about University of California diversity oaths

Details continue to emerge about the University of California’s use of mandatory diversity statements in faculty hiring (earlier here, etc.) In Berkeley life sciences hiring “diversity statements were used at the outset of searches to eliminate candidates.. … No matter how good your scholarship, if you didn’t pass the diversity [advocacy] cutoff (a score of 11 in the second search), you were toast.” [Jerry Coyne; John Cochrane] “UC Berkeley has publicized its rubric for assessing peoples’ diver...
Tags: Law, California, Uncategorized, UC Davis, Berkeley, UC Berkeley, UC, University Of California, Ucla, National Institutes of Health NIH, Jerry Coyne, Bainbridge, Brian Leiter, Stephen Bainbridge, Colleges and Universities, Science And Scientists

Free for Audible Subscribers: James Taylor Releases a New Audio Memoir, and Michael Pollan a New Audio Book on Caffeine

This is a very quick FYI for anyone who happens to be an Audible subscriber. If you're not, you can start a free trial here. This month, all Audible members can get free access to James Taylor's new short memoir called Break Shot: My First 21 Years. Read by James Taylor himself, the book revisits the musician's turbulent childhood and his emergence as an artist. It also features recorded music by the singer-songwriter. In addition, Michael Pollan has released a new short audiobook, Caffeine: Ho...
Tags: Google, Facebook, College, James Taylor, UC Berkeley, Senate Intelligence Committee, East Africa, Facebook Twitter, Audible, Michael Pollan, Pollan, Audio Books, Annette Bening Jon Hamm Matthew Rhys Maura Tierney

Coronavirus: Is there a faster test to see if I have it?

James Lee and his wife sought testing shortly for coronavirus after returning home to Oakland from a trip last month to Wuhan, China, the center of the fast-spreading outbreak that has sickened 14,557 and killed 304 in 23 nations as of Sunday. For six hours, they were quarantined in a local urgent care facility and hospital emergency room, not returning home until 1 a.m. Their samples were sent to the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta for testing. Then the couple nervously waited two days t...
Tags: Health, News, Cdc, China, Germany, California News, San Francisco, Atlanta, Sport, Harvard, Soccer, Shanghai, Cambridge, Oakland, Riverside County, UC Berkeley

Xenophobia ‘Is A Pre-Existing Condition.’ How Harmful Stereotypes and Racism are Spreading Around the Coronavirus

As 10-year-old Connor and a friend played one recent day at recess, they were approached by a group of boys wanting to play a game — testing the boys for coronavirus. Connor, who is half-Chinese, and his friend, also Chinese, played along at first, but Connor’s mother Nadia Alam tells TIME that they quickly became uncomfortable and that the other boys wouldn’t stop, she says. “In this instance, I honestly don’t think the kids who targeted my son acted out of malice,” Alam said in an emailed...
Tags: Asia, News, Instagram, Cdc, France, China, Uncategorized, United States, Who, Un, Connor, University Of California Berkeley, UC Berkeley, Wuhan, Alma, Alam

UC Berkeley faces backlash after stating 'xenophobia' is 'common' or 'normal' reaction to coronavirus

After the University of California at Berkeley listed "xenophobia" as a reaction to coronavirus, some said the school was normalizing racism.
Tags: Cnn, UC Berkeley, University of California at Berkeley

How [email protected] accelerated alien hunting with an army of armchair astronomers

There’s always been plenty of space for amateurs in the field of astronomy
Tags: Trends, UC Berkeley, Telescope, Seti, [email protected], Extraterrestrial Intelligence, Emerging Tech, Collaborators-series

UC Berkeley health center apologizes for calling xenophobia a 'common' reaction to coronavirus

“We regret any misunderstanding," the university said in a statement.
Tags: Sex, UC Berkeley

Maxar and NASA will demonstrate orbital spacecraft assembly with a new robotic arm

NASA has awarded Maxar an estimated $142 million contract to demonstrate in-orbit spacecraft refueling and assembly of new components using a custom robotic platform in space. The space infrastructure dexterous robot, or SPIDER, program will be part of NASA’s Restore-L mission to demonstrate automation of proposed orbital tasks like reconfiguring or repairing a satellite or manufacturing new components from scratch. The first thing the Restore-L spacecraft will do is show that it can synchron...
Tags: Gadgets, Space, Hardware, Government, Tech, Nasa, Robotics, UC Berkeley, Aerospace, Red Planet, Maxar

Who is too big to fail in California?

Those to the left of the political centerline often complain — with good reason — about using taxpayer funds to bail out large corporations that are insolvent, or nearly so, due to mismanagement. The criticism erupted 41 years ago when the federal government saved Chrysler Motors from extinction and was aired again a decade ago when Chrysler, General Motors and major banks were rescued during a global economic crisis. These corporate bailouts gave rise to the phrase “too big to fail.” Similar qu...
Tags: California, Opinion, Sacramento, Sport, Soccer, UC Berkeley, Capitol, state Department of Education, Pacific Gas Electric, Dan Walters, Los Angeles Unified School District, City College of San Francisco, Chrysler Motors, LA Unified, Chrysler General Motors, Guest Commentary

Controversial housing bill SB 50 falls short in Senate vote

A controversial zoning reform bill supporters hoped would help ease the state’s housing crisis failed in the Senate on Wednesday, following a two-hour debate and two excruciatingly close votes. But thanks to the passionate opinions on both sides of the measure, Senate Bill 50 could come back for another vote Thursday. Still, after falling three votes short, it faces a significant hurdle. “It’s not over until the session’s over, so theoretically there’s a chance,” David Garcia, policy director fo...
Tags: California, Senate, US, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, Senate Appropriations Committee, Bill, UC Berkeley, Stern, Wiener, Woolsey, Newsom, Durazo, David Garcia

48 hours left on early-bird pricing to TC Sessions: Robotics + AI 2020

Just two days stand between you and serious savings on tickets to TC Sessions: Robotics+AI 2020. This annual day-long event draws the most innovative and visionary technologists, researchers and investors from two game-changing industries — last year we hosted 1,500 attendees. Make a smart investment. Buy an early-bird ticket before prices go up on January 31 and save $150. Looking for exposure? We have two fantastic ways to put your early-stage startup in front of a highly influential group of ...
Tags: Startups, California, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, University Of California Berkeley, Robotics, Uc-berkeley, University Of California, SRI International, Karen Myers, TC Sessions: Robotics + AI 2020, Stanford Robotics Club, Karl Capek, Trevor Darrell Krishna Gade, Mark Pauline Survival Research

College course on "adulting" so popular it's now turning students away

Now in its second year, a UC Berkeley basic life skills class has become so popular that it's had to turn 200 wannabe adults away. The eight-week pass/no pass course teaches young people how to be more responsible and grown-up, ie. how to "adult." They learn how to budget for food, do taxes, manage relationships, and more. KTVU: Other areas include fitness, nutrition and mental health. "Self-care, self-love and sleep," [instructor Belle] Lau continued. Many students admit they struggle making th...
Tags: Post, News, UC Berkeley, Belle, Lau, KTVU, Growing Up, U C Berkeley, Adulting, Eli Christman, Basic Life Skills, Teach Your Children Well, Lauren Frailey, Jenny Zhou

Five reasons you (really) don’t want to miss TechCrunch’s AI and Robotics show on March 3

TechCrunch’s fourth Robotics and AI show is coming up on March 3 at UC Berkeley’s Zellerbach Hall. If past experience is any guide, the show is sure to draw a big crowd (cheap student rates here!) but there’s still time to grab a pass. If you’re wondering why you want to take a day out to catch a full day of interviews and audience Q&A with the world’s top robotics and AI experts, read on.   It’s the software / AI,  stupid. So said (in so many words) the legendary surgical robotics founder Dr...
Tags: Amazon, TC, Y Combinator, Softbank, Tech, Ceo, Artificial Intelligence, Olympics, Tokyo, Toyota, Mars, Robot, Uc-berkeley, Qualcomm, TechCrunch, Eric Migicovsky

4 days left to save $150 on tickets to TC Sessions: Robotics + AI 2020

The countdown to savings continues, and you have just four days left to score the best price on tickets to TC Sessions: Robotics + AI 2020. Join 1,500 of the brightest minds and innovators in robotics and machine learning — technologists, founders, investors, engineers and researchers. Buy an early-bird ticket now before prices go up on January 31, and you’ll keep $150 in your pocket. Why spend more when you don’t have to? Get ready for a full day focused on the future of two technologies with t...
Tags: Startups, Technology, Articles, Tech, Ceo, Artificial Intelligence, Olympics, Machine Learning, Tokyo, Robotics, Berkeley, Uc-berkeley, Emerging-technologies, Toyota Research Institute, James Kuffner, Stuart Russell

New study debunks myth of Cahokia's Native American lost civilization

A UC Berkeley archaeologist has dug up ancient human feces, among other demographic clues, to challenge the narrative around the legendary demise of Cahokia, North America's most iconic pre-Columbian metropolis.
Tags: Science, UC Berkeley, Cahokia, Cahokia North America

Seller Auctioning JFK Docs From Ex-California Governor

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Former California Gov. Jerry Brown wants to know who is trying to sell his father’s memorabilia related to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Private letters and other items that had belonged to Edmund G. “Pat” Brown when he was governor are being offered by the auction house Sotheby’s, which estimates the value at $20,000 to $30,000. Sotheby’s says the seller wants to remain anonymous. The elder Brown, who died in 1996, was California’s top elected officia...
Tags: California, California News, Ap, Dallas, John F Kennedy, University Of California Berkeley, Jfk, Jerry Brown, UC Berkeley, Kennedy, Brown, Lyndon Johnson, Sacramento Calif, Sotheby, Jacqueline, John Hancock