Wednesday, 18 May, 2022
TopicUniversity of California

Topic: University of California

New implant helps speech-impaired man ‘talk’, by changing brain signals into words on screen

The study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine and partly funded by Facebook’s Sponsored Academic Research Agreement, was done by researchers at the University of California.

How a study group brought Kamala Harris’ parents together amid activism, Black nationalism

Kamala Harris' parents Shyamala Gopalan & Donald Harris met at a Black study group in UC Berkeley that fostered their interest in civil rights movement & activism, according to an NYT report.

California University, where Covid research is on, paid $1.14 million ransom to hackers

The intrusion was detected as recently as 1 June. The university confirmed that the attack didn’t impede its Covid-19 work.

Hackers target University of California leading Covid antibody testing & clinical trials

In a blog on the darkweb, NetWalker hackers claimed they successfully carried out a ransomware attack on the university, and posted screenshots of the files accessed.

Scientists write to US universities for inviting ‘anti-science’ activist Vandana Shiva

The open letters to Stanford and University of California raise concern about Vandana Shiva's use of 'anti-scientific rhetoric to support unethical positions'.

Oh no! Climate change will threaten beer supply, double prices

A study has shown that the price surge likely to be caused by climate change would have the worst impact in countries that drink the most beer. 

What stood out in Rahul Gandhi’s speech in UC Berkeley

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi did manage to make some new points in his speech at UC Berkeley.

On Camera


Representational image | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Indian law needs to account for women, make finance inclusive

Indian women face multiple barriers in accessing finance in an equitable manner. Research suggests adding a gender lens to existing laws and financial products is crucial.
Vehicles at a petrol pump station in Bengaluru, on 4 March 2021 | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Heatwave sends Indians into air-conditioned cars for relief, petrol sales soar

Petrol sales have gone up 14% during 1-15 May from the corresponding period in April, a considerable amount especially in comparison to other fuels.


By special arrangement

Desi defence start-up helps Army go off decades-long dependence on imported cold-weather gear

While AROO does research on the product, manufacturing is handled by another company with which it has a tie-up. The first set of AROO gear was delivered in second half of 2021.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.