Issue 28 Idea List (v2)
 Share
The version of the browser you are using is no longer supported. Please upgrade to a supported browser.Dismiss

 
View only
 
 
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTU
1
FieldSubmitted by:TopicRelevant LinksDescription/Comments
2
CS and othersAnnaSVisIt data visualization softwarehttp://www-vis.lbl.gov/Vignettes/ http://www.nersc.gov/users/analytics-and-visualization/visualization/Cover the past, present, and future of VisIt and the NERSC visualization team. What discoveries have been made because of VisIt and other visualization tools? What is data visualization research and what's it like to be a data visualization researcher? How is the NERSC visualization team leading and/or supporting other big data and HPC efforts at NERSC/LBL/UCB?
3
NeuroscienceAnna VPlasticity in the visual systemhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22878719 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23188797 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23141064Many think of the visual system as something like a camera, a detector that doesn't change depending on recent experience. Recent research from Yang Dan/Mu Ming Poo's lab and Marla Feller's lab have demonstrated that history of a stimulus (in this case, direction of motion of the stimulus) changes the receptive fields of neurons in the retina and in visual cortex. This feature could also cover the history of placticity research at UC Berkeley or recent plasticity research more broadly, including the work of Dan Feldman, Shaowen Bao and Jose Carmena.
4
MultipleJaneCrowdsourcing research fundsbigleap.org, perlsteinlab.comEthan Perlstein, who does work at Berkeley, is entirely crowdsourced; Silvia Bunge of psych/neuro just partnered with BigLeap, a research crowd-sourcing company, to raise funds for one of her projects
5
Engineering / ComputingKatelyn B"Aether Plug" vision to address deficiencies in wireless technologyhttp://bwrcs.eecs.berkeley.edu/faculty/janrabaey/?page_id=86With the growing ubiquity of wireless technology, the need to address fundamental issues with the reliability and trustworthiness of the technology is increasingly pressing. This article could explore these issues and the solution advocated by Prof. Rabaey. It seems that the conversation could reveal interesting insights into a technology that most take for granted.
6
Materials Science/BioAnna LBioinspired Structural Materialshttp://newscenter.lbl.gov/2014/11/18/inspired-by-nature/
http://www.nature.com/nmat/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/nmat4089.html
Recent Nature paper by LBL scientists not only explores the rich world of sophisticated structural materials formed by plants and animals, but also goes viral! Could go into history of bioinspired design; examples of really cool materials in natrure, and the challenges of adapting and manufacturing these designs.
7
Computer Science/PolicyAnna LCenter for Long-Term Cybersecurityhttp://newscenter.berkeley.edu/2014/11/18/45-million-in-grants-fund-new-cybersecurity-centers-at-uc-berkeley-mit-and-stanford/New multimillion dollar center @ Berkeley-- could be interesting to interweave technical aspects of cybersecurity with discussion of privacy and risk. We could also have an encryption toolbox!
8
9
10
11
Briefs (500-750 words):
12
Neuroscience (sorry)BenThe Epithelial Cell-Derived Atopic Dermatitis Cytokine TSLP Activates Neurons to Induce Itch.http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24094650From the same lab as the above pitch. This paper shows that the molecule TSLP, which has been known to signal between skin cells and immune cells, also directly activates a subset of sensory neurons to produce the sensation of itch. It seems this is the first time that the immune system and itch have been linked causally, but makes sense because chronic itch and other immune disorders usually show up together clinically.
13
Computing / Materials ScienceAlexisQuantum Computing / opticshttp://newscenter.lbl.gov/news-releases/2013/12/05/zero-index-metamaterial/A sweet new light-generating MetaMaterial to speed up quantum computing & improve light sources
14
BioengineeringAlexisSingle-cell, high-throughput protein measurementshttp://bioeng.berkeley.edu/news/herr-lab-expands-highly-specific-protein-measurements-to-single-cellsA "lab on a chip" that can measure 2000 different proteins in one cell
15
Engineering / NeuroscienceKatelyn BUltrasonic Neural Dusthttp://arxiv.org/abs/1307.2196 //// http://www.forbes.com/sites/eliseackerman/2013/07/19/how-smart-dust-could-be-used-to-monitor-human-thought/Used to record brain activity
16
Geology/Earth ScienceChris SmallwoodEarth's magnetic fieldhttp://newscenter.berkeley.edu/2014/10/14/earths-magnetic-field-could-flip-within-a-human-lifetime/Earth's magnetic field could flip within a lifetime.
17
Public HealthAnna L.Income inequality, race, and healthhttp://newscenter.berkeley.edu/2014/12/01/income-inequality-higher-mortality/Increased income inequality associated with more deaths among african americans, but fewer deaths among whites; researchers suggest income inequality "may be a proxy for racial segregation"
18
PhysicsAnna L.lasers and parity-time symmetry breakinghttp://www.sciencemag.org/content/346/6212/972.abstract?sid=d4fe28ef-8ba5-4c3b-83d0-2017881e2e74This laser illustrates some cool quantum mechanics and has exciting potential applications.
19
20
21
Labscopes (300 words)
22
23
Ecology/climate changeBenCalcium restores forests damaged by acid rainhttp://newscenter.berkeley.edu/2013/09/19/calcium-helps-acid-rain-damaged-forest/
24
Kids/OutreachAnna V"Design Quest"http://www.lawrencehallofscience.org/story/design_quest_gives_kids_chance_be_engineersOpportunity at LHS for kids to do some engineering
25
26
27
Faculty Profile
28
Randy SchekmanAlexisAwarded 2013 Nobel Prize in Physiologyhttp://newscenter.berkeley.edu/2013/10/07/randy-schekman-awarded-2013-nobel-prize-in-physiology-or-medicine/Prof of MCB: figured out how cells regulate protein transportation and secretion
29
Alexandre ChorinAnna L.Awarded National Medal of Science in 2014http://newscenter.berkeley.edu/2014/10/03/three-faculty-members-awarded-national-medal-of-science/Prof of Mathematics: influential figure in fluid mechanics, numerical methods.
30
31
32
33
34
Book Review
35
36
Public HealthAnna VFresh Fruit, Broken Bodies: Migrant Farmworkers in the United Stateshttp://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/fresh-fruit-broken-bodies-seth-holmes/1113799054?cm_mmc=googlepla-_-book_45up-_-q000000633-_-9780520275133&cm_mmca2=pla&ean=9780520275133&isbn=9780520275133&r=1
37
38
39
40
41
42
43
44
45
46
47
48
49
50
51
52
53
54
55
56
57
58
59
60
61
62
63
64
65
66
67
68
69
70
71
72
73
74
75
76
77
78
79
80
81
82
83
84
85
86
87
88
89
90
91
92
93
94
95
96
97
98
99
100
Loading...
Main menu