X-ray studies of meteorite samples, conducted by NASA and Berkeley Lab researchers, could help gauge threats to Earth by providing new insights on the microscopic makeup of asteroids and how they break up in the atmosphere. This is the final installment of a four-part series. More>
The use of DNA for nanotechnology has gained interest because it’s a highly “programmable” polymer with “sticky ends” that can self-assemble into molecular scaffolds for other molecules, such as proteins and viruses. Researchers have designed and crystallized two related DNA scaffolds and determined their structures at the Advanced Light Source. More>
The family of energy efficiency pioneer Art Rosenfeld will host a life celebration at 3 p.m. on June 24 at Hertz Hall on the UC Berkeley campus, which is open to the public. The California Energy Commission will honor his career on March 15 at 3 p.m. in Sacramento (RSVP by March 10). Go here for information on donations or to leave a personal comment.
Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) are organized around a primary diversity dimension and work on furthering the Lab’s business goals. Current ERGs focus on providing support for African-Americans, individuals with disability, LGBTQ individuals, and veterans. No need to identify as a member of these groups to join the ERG. More>
Approximately half of the parking spots in the D Lot will close Feb. 28 for staging in preparation for soil off haul planned for the weekend of March 4. The spaces will reopen on Friday, March 3. Soil removal has been delayed due to multiple weekends of rainy weather. Off haul work will occur on weekends when possible. See map for alternate parking lots.