NASA and Lab researchers have teamed up to explore next-generation spacecraft materials at the microscale using an X-ray technique that produces 3-D images. This work could help ensure future spacecraft survive the rigors of otherworldly atmospheres. This is the first in a four-part series. More>
Directors from California’s six federal research labs recently met with Brown to discuss how the state can leverage the labs to solve some of its toughest challenges. Witherell noted it was a positive, far-ranging discussion, with the labs fielding questions from the Governor across a range of topics including energy, environment, water, health, cybersecurity, and infrastructure.
In this Q&A, Jennifer Doudna of the Biosciences Area discusses the recent patent ruling on the CRISPR-Cas9 technology, what work can now proceed as a result of that ruling, the kinds of developments that might be seen in the future, what her lab is working on next, and advice for other scientists navigating the patent system. More>
Jin-Woo Han (NASA Ames), and Stersky Zolan, Rick Kwan, and John Sokol of Nano Devices Corp., will speak on “Gate All Around Vacuum Channel Transistor and Applications” from noon to 1 p.m. in the Building 50 Auditorium. More>
A big rig will be backing into the loading dock to deliver steel at Building 59 (Wang Hall) during the morning hours, using a pilot car and flaggers. Pedestrians, cyclists, and drivers on Chu road during that time are asked to use caution.
Fallen trees and erosion from recent rains have undermined the integrity of the walkway, rendering it unsafe for use. Facilities is evaluating options to address the condition.