Ocean waves and tidal currents are one of the most untapped and important, clean, cheap, rich, and reliable sources of renewable energy on the earth.
UC Berkeley professor Reza Alam and his team at the TAF Lab
(Theoretical & Applied Fluid Dynamics Laboratory) have developed a "wave carpet" which can extract the energy of ocean waves and turn it into electricity and freshwater for households and cities.
See the Wave Carpet project on the science crowdfunding site, Microryza: http://bit.ly/1eeBFy2
Video produced by Roxanne Makasdjian & Phil Ebiner
Full story: https://newscenter.berkeley.edu/2014/01/28/seafloor-carpet-catches-waves-to-harness-energy/
CS 61A The Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs
Instructor Brian Harvey
Introduction to programming and computer science. This course exposes students to techniques of abstraction at several levels: (a) within a programming language, using higher-order functions, manifest types, data-directed programming, and message-passing; (b) between programming languages, using functional and rule-based languages as examples. It also relates these techniques to the practical problems of implementation of languages and algorithms on a von Neumann machine. There are several significant programming projects, programmed in a dialect of the LISP language.
2008 UC Berkeley Energy Symposium: Leadership at the Nexus of Science, Policy, and Business
Breakout Session 5: Advances in Green Building & Green Development
More information at http://berc.berkeley.edu/symposium