Working with Chinese researchers, the Department of Energy’s Berkeley Lab has conducted the first comprehensive study of cool roofs in China and concluded that they would be effective in substantially reducing energy use and greenhouse gas emissions in climate zones with hot summers. More>
Hosted by the Women Scientists and Engineers Council, the event runs from noon to 1 p.m. in Perseverance Hall. Participants will learn tips for identifying the effects of stress and strategies to reduce it, as well as instant relaxation techniques. More>
Check out what’s new in the world of lasers by attending the annual Laser Vendor Fair in the cafeteria dining area from 3 to 5 p.m. Sponsored by the Laser Safety Program, the event features the newest products related to lasers, optics, protective eyewear, fiber lasers, enclosure, and other applications. Free refreshments will be provided.
Materials scientist was cited for his “pioneering contributions in metamaterials and the creation of the first optical superlens to overcome the fundamental diffraction limit in imaging; and for the invention of plasmonic lithography technology that enabled nanoscale manufacturing, which is important for microelectronics and data storage applications.” More>
In the search for enzymes that can break lignocellulose down into biofuel sugars under the extreme conditions of a refinery, chemist Douglas Clark of the Physical Biosciences Division prospects for extremophilic microbes and engineers cellulases of his own. More>