A breast cancer diagnosis prompted the Public Affairs staffer to shift her career from promoting car racing on Fox Sports to the Lab’s research, which actually “makes a difference.” She also took up competitive disc golf, a game with less rough contact than her previous sport…co-ed flag football. More>
John Dueber (right) of the Physical Biosciences Division has studied the chemical steps plants use to naturally make indigo, and he thinks he has found an environmentally green way for the industry to churn out the dye without the use of the toxic compound. More>
Plastic solar cells printed on flexible sheets with an ink-like solution show a lot of potential as a source of lightweight, inexpensive renewable energy. However, much of the power-conversion efficiency gets lost in the translation. Research at the Advanced Light Source is helping to gain an understanding of why that happens. More>
NERSC announced the winners of its third annual High Performance Computing (HPC) Achievement Awards on Feb. 24 during the annual NERSC User Group meeting. This year’s winners were from UC Santa Cruz, Caltech, and Berkeley Lab. More>
Employer and employee contributions now cover the annual cost of the retirement plan. Additional steps, such as internal borrowing, are also beginning to address the plan’s unfunded liability. More>
On Feb. 29, 1940, hundreds gathered in UC Berkeley’s Wheeler Auditorium to see Ernest Lawrence receive his Nobel Prize medal in person by the Swedish Counsel General. The rare ceremony outside Sweden took place because of wartime travel disruptions.