In the 19th Century, you might have studied three Rs, but Richard Newton, dean of the UC Berkeley College of Engineering, says that the three Es are the ones to watch in the 21st Century.
They are energy, epidemics and education.
If we figure out the first one, avoid the second, and get as much of the third as possible we should be OK. Synthetic biology, in which microrganisms churn out methane or medicines, could become key fields in controlling epidemics and solving the energy crisis.
Newton, speaking at an all-day symposium on campus designed to highlight work going on … Read more