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Archives for April 2017

Energy-Efficient Windows Co-Developed by the Lab Are Saving Americans Billions

According to a recent article published on a Department of Energy website, more than 50% of window sales in the commercial market and 80% of the sales in the residential market incorporate low-E coatings, an energy-saving technology developed in partnership with Berkeley Lab that can reduce window energy use by 30-40%. More>

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Matthias Vallentin Takes a “VAST” Step Forward in Cyber Security

Postdoctoral researcher Matthias Vallentin of the Computational Research Division (CRD) is working with UC Berkeley computer science professor and CRD network researcher Vern Paxson to develop VAST, a system that will help forensic security analysts pinpoint how much of an organization’s computer network has been compromised, and where. More>

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Employee Discount for May 4 Berkeley Symphony Concert

The Berkeley Symphony will perform Dmitri Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 13, “Babi Yar,” on Thursday, May 4, at 8 p.m., at UC Berkeley’s Zellerbach Hall. Lab staff can get a special rate of $20 for side and rear orchestra seats (use code LAB20). Go here to purchase tickets. For assistance, call (510) 841-2800, ext. 1.

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Special Delivery: Powerful Magnetic Devices for Next-Gen X-Ray Laser

The first shipment of powerful magnetic devices for a next-generation laser project arrived at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory this week after a nearly 3,000-mile journey from New York to California, on a customized delivery truck. Berkeley Lab is overseeing the development and delivery of these devices. More>

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Cyclotron Road Gives Energy Startups Time to Grow

Since 2014, the Lab’s startup incubator program Cyclotron Road has helped energy researchers survive the “valley of death” that claims many nascent ideas in the field. The six projects from the first year collectively raised more than $18 million in additional research funding or private investments. The program will soon welcome its third cohort of innovators. More>

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Biosciences’ Rasha Anayah — Changing the World through Research

Among the benefits of attending the University of California is the chance for undergrads to conduct research alongside world-renowned faculty. Rasha Anayah of the Biosciences Area, who is exploring how to build better biofuels, was one of several undergrads who recently spoke at a forum on UC research opportunities. More>

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Apply for a UC Global Food Initiative Student Fellowship

The fellowships will support research activity related to the UC Global Food Initiative. Undergraduate and graduate students are eligible, and are expected to work in collaboration with Berkeley Lab scientists. Get more information here, or contact Peter Nico of the Earth & Environmental Sciences Area by or before May 12.

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Scientists Discover New Atomically Layered, Thin Magnet 

Scientists have found an unexpected magnetic property in a 2-D material. The new atomically thin, flat magnet could have major implications for a wide range of applications, such as nanoscale memory, spintronic devices, and magnetic sensors. More>

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New Results from CERN’s ALICE Experiment

The ALICE experiment at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider, which has collaborators from the Lab’s Nuclear Science Division, this week reported a new result showing that proton collisions can show similar patterns to those observed in collisions of heavy atomic nuclei. Scientists observed enhanced production of “strange hadrons,” which contain “strange quarks,” in certain proton collisions. More>

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10 Things You Should Know About Louise Lassalle

Lassalle, a postdoc in the Biosciences Area and native of France, married into nobility, loves to play BANG, and at one time had presidential aspirations. Go here to learn more about Lassalle, who is currently researching a protein that transforms water into oxygen. Are there 10 things we should know about you, or someone you work with? If so, send an email to communications@lbl.gov.

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