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Archives for May 2014

10 Questions for Facilities’ Michael Walling

Michael Walling is a central receiving material handler in the Facilities Division and has worked at the Lab for 10 … More»

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EETD’s Rick Diamond Plays With the Energy of Sound as a Concert Violinist

— by Theresa Duque “Don’t give up your day job,” some musicians are often told. The Lab’s Rick Diamond, however, … More»

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Fiscal Close Deadline for Ordering Furniture is July 18

Contact Work Request Center soon for design and layout assistance. More>

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Computing’s Jon Bashor Honored for Outreach Efforts

Communications Manager Voted ‘Volunteer of the Year’ by Albany High School for Organizing Career Day at the Lab for students. More>

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Streaming a Movie Uses Less Energy Than Watching a DVD

Culprits are inefficient DVD players and the vehicles used to transport DVDs from store to home. More>

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JCAP Hosts Solar Fuels Summer School

June 16 to 20 program offers lab experience in key research areas of sunlight-to-fuel conversion. More>

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Lab’s Javey and Chang on Short List for Prestigeous Blavatnik Awards

Finalists were selected from a field of 300 nominees, all faculty-rank researchers aged 42 or younger from leading U.S. academic and research institutions. More>

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Lab Battery Researchers Receive Achievement Award

Gao Liu, Vincent Battaglia, Andrew M. Minor, Zhihui Wang, Bin Xiang, Sang-Jae Park, and Lei Wang received the FMC Corporation Scientific Achievement Award. More>

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Lab-Led Collaboration With China Speeds Development of Green Buildings

White roofs have been proven to help cool buildings while also helping to reduce a city’s temperature. But what would happen with a white roof in a Chinese city, where elevated pollution levels might turn a white roof sooty after a few months? Lab scientists are working in collaboration with researchers at Oak Ridge Lab and Dow Chemical Company in a unique project to develop and commercialize a superhydrophobic additive that would make white roofs repel water and resist soiling, and thus stay cleaner and last longer. More>

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New Details on Microtubules and How the Anti-Cancer Drug Taxol Works

Lab Researchers Take an Atomic-Scale Look at Key Cellular Protein. More>

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