The theme for September was “Yellow” and the winners are Haris Mahic (ALS), Joost Daniels (ATAP), and Janie Page (Energy Technologies). Go here to view the photos and for info on joining the club.
Berkeley Lab has been awarded $8 million for two new multi-lab research projects, one to find new materials for hydrogen storage, led by Jeff Urban, and another for optimizing fuel-cell performance and durability, led by Adam Weber. More>
Scientists aspire to build nanostructures that mimic the complexity and function of proteins, but consist of durable and synthetic materials and can be customized into sensitive chemical detectors or long-lasting catalysts. A new design-rule discovery is a step in that direction. More>
Former Berkeley Lab physicist David Nygren is the co-recipient of the American Physical Society’s inaugural “Particles and Fields Instrumentation Award” for his invention in the 1970s of the Time Project Chamber, a cornerstone of particle and nuclear physics experiments. Veljko Radeka of Brookhaven National Lab was the co-recipient. More>
In response to recent electrical work accidents at the Lab, a new Electrical Safety Program has been developed that affects primarily the work performed by trained qualified electrical workers. But what can the rest of us do to prevent electrical accidents and fires from happening? Learn more here.
As part of Berkeley Lab’s family-friendly initiative, all onsite and offsite lactation rooms will soon have a dedicated, hospital-grade pump for each room. The individual pumps will be delivered throughout the month of October. More>