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Archives for March 2015

Goodbye, Range Anxiety? Lab Study Analyzes EV Battery’s Useful Life

Sam Saxena led a study showing that electric vehicles (EVs) will meet the daily travel needs of drivers longer than commonly assumed. He analyzed real-world driving patterns and found that batteries that have lost 20 percent of their originally rated energy storage capacity can still meet the daily travel needs of more than 85 percent of U.S. drivers. More>

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Info Sessions on Science & Technology Policy Fellowships

The AAAS fellowships offer those interested in exploring the intersection of science and policy through yearlong assignments in the three branches of the federal government. Info sessions will be held on the main site at 11:30 a.m. in Perseverance Hall, and at 1:30 p.m. at JBEI on April 9. More>

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Earth Sciences Hosts TOUGH Symposium; Abstracts Deadline is April 17

The gathering will look at applications and enhancements to the TOUGH simulator for multiphase fluid, heat, and chemical transport, and other coupled processes. The symposium will be held at the Lab Sept. 28-30. Abstracts will be accepted until Friday, April 17. More>

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March 31 is World Backup Day…Is Your Data Backed Up?

The IT Division is taking part in celebrating World Backup Day by encouraging the Lab community to double check that their backups are working and ensure that all your important data is backed up. Our quick three-step checkup will help you make sure you don’t lose important research data. More>

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Perseverance Hall Capacity Limited Due to Chiller Malfunction

The occupancy for Building 54-130, the larger of the conference rooms in Perseverance Hall, has been reduced to 25 due to interruptions to the cooling and ventilations systems. It normally holds 60. This new level will remain in place until further notice.

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Lab to Host April 10 Symposium on Radiological Resilience

The event will provide an opportunity to discuss topics related to the current needs for increasing societal resilience to radiological and other events. The symposium will include speakers from research and academic institutions as well as community representatives from Japan and California. Registration required. More>

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$100 Award for Winner of ‘All Eyes on Safety’ Contest

Employees are encouraged to submit photos, videos, illustrations, or other visual content that demonstrate how they implement safety at work or home. The deadline for submissions is April 24. After that, staff will be invited to vote on their favorite submission. The top vote getter will receive a $100 award. More>

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ETA’s Vi Rapp Discusses Reducing Carbon Monoxide Risks in Q&A

Carbon monoxide is the biggest indoor air quality health concern because it can result in death very rapidly and silently, says Vi. But her research group is also looking at nitrogen oxides, particulate matter, and mold. More>

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Cal Day is April 18

The campus’s annual open house features 300 lectures (several by Berkeley Lab researchers), demonstrations, tours, performances, and sports activities. More>

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Staff Position Open on UC Retirement System Advisory Board

Applications will be accepted until May 1. The board meets three times a year to discuss issues of interest to UCRS members, retirees and beneficiaries, and shares its opinions with the president of the university. More>

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