From festive cityscapes and homes, to cookies and ornaments, club members offer their take on the season in a series of stunning images. Participants include Sandy Miarecki, Karen Lingua, Kei Nakamura, Roberto Melgoz, Janie Page, John Christensen, and Claude Lyneis. Go here to view all images and for more on the Photo Club.
The Particle Adventure app makes checking out the world of quarks, dark matter, and particle accelerators as easy as tapping touchscreen icons. Search via categories, like “How Do We Know Any of This?” and “Unsolved Mysteries,” or dig deep into topics such as the discovery of the Higgs boson. More>
Xiang Zhang led the first observation of piezoelectricity in a free-standing, two-dimensional semiconductor. The results open a door to low-power off/on switches in micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) and nanoelectronic devices, as well as ultrasensitive biosensors, and possibly a new route to “valleytronics.” More>
BrainFormat, a neuroscience data standardization framework developed at Berkeley Lab, is a strong contender to contribute to a data format and storage standard for the neuroscience research community. In conjunction with this work, NERSC is contributing to the CRCNS data-sharing portal. More>
The annual Flame Challenge, posed by the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science, seeks scientists to provide an answer that would be understood by the average 11-year-old child. The kids are invited to sign up their school classes to judge the scientists work. More>