Take a spin around this cleanroom, where scientists make tiny devices such as antennas and sensors in a space that is nearly devoid of pesky dust. The Foundry attracts researchers from around the world, and the discoveries made in this nanofabrication cleanroom (and other labs in the Foundry) have led to big advances in energy tech, disease detection, and other applications.
The first cohort of innovators has attracted more than $10 million in federal and state grants, with 20 percent of that going to their Lab collaborators, and have also secured more than $5 million in initial private investment, with some of that funding going to Lab scientists through cooperative research agreements. More>
Bioscientists Junko Yano, Vittal Yachandra, and Jan Kern led a multi-institutional collaboration to develop and demonstrate a novel acoustic droplet ejection “droplet-on-tape” method of sample delivery for free electron laser experiments. The study, published in Nature Methods, describes the techniques that were deployed at SLAC’s Linac Coherent Light Source. More>
Joint Genome Institute collaborator Jill Banfield (EESA) will deliver the keynote talk at the “NeLLi: From New Lineages of Life to New Functions” Workshop, April 5-6 in Walnut Creek. The workshop aims to foster discussions on how to capture, define, quantify, and functionally characterize microbial and viral diversity. Go here for full agenda, speaker lineup, and registration information.
The Earth and Environmental Sciences Area will host a Distinguished Scientist Seminar featuring Christopher Field of Stanford University on Friday at 10:30 a.m. in the Building 66 Auditorium. Field will discuss “Climate Change: 2017.” More>