Today at Berkeley Lab

Free Showing of ‘Phantom of the Universe’ at Chabot Science Center

The Chabot Space and Science Center will have a special showing of “Phantom of the Universe,” a planetarium show about dark matter, at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29. The event is free but registration is required. Lab physicist Michael Barnett served as executive producer. More>

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Construction on Hearst Ave. to Begin Soon

The City of Berkeley announced that construction will begin next week to make Hearst Ave. safer and easier to use for the corridor’s full mix of travelers: pedestrians, bicyclists, bus riders and motorists. Designing a street that balances between all modes of travel increases safety, and more easily allows people to move to and from campus. More>

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ETA’s Cairns Gives Talk on Sulfur at Exploratorium Nov. 17

Elton Cairns, researcher in the Energy Storage Group, will speak about sulfur at “Everything Matters,” a monthly series that focuses on elements. Cairns will discuss work with Li/S cells in the Energy Technologies Area at Berkeley Lab. These cells could be the next generation of high specific energy cells that could supersede the Li-Ion cells now used. More>

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Chabot Space & Science Center Seeks Volunteers

A volunteer orientation takes place Oct. 29, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Volunteers make earth and space science come alive for visitors through interactive and hands-on experiences. Shifts include Wednesday through Sundays. A one-year commitment of eight hours per month is required. More>

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Botanical Garden Hosts Fall Plant Sale on Sunday, Sept. 25

The sale runs from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. All proceeds benefit the UC Botanical Garden. Staff and volunteers will be on hand to provide information on plants, particularly drought specific varieties. Due to limited parking, a shuttle will run from the Lawrence Hall of Science parking lot. More>

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Lab Researchers to Speak at Exploratorium ‘Spin’ Event

The science museum’s “After Dark” Thursday night series will focus on “spin” during its Sept. 1 event, which will feature talks by Lab physicists. Carl Haber will discuss digitally mapping old recordings to recover lost sounds at 7:30 p.m., and Robert Cahn will talk on “Spin and the Quantum Rules for Apartment Rentals” at 8:30 p.m., both in the Fisher Bay Observatory Gallery. More>

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Be an Ambassador for Science and Berkeley Lab at the 2016 Solano Stroll

Volunteers are sought for the 2016 Solano Stroll. The annual Albany and Berkeley festival will be held on Sunday, Sept. 11, from 9:50 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Solano Stroll offers the Lab an opportunity to share with the community more about who we are as a national laboratory and the critical research we do. Sign up here.

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Chabot Space & Science Center Seeks Volunteers

A volunteer orientation takes place Aug. 20, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Volunteers make earth and space science come alive for visitors through interactive and hands-on experiences. Shifts include Wednesday through Sundays. A one-year commitment of eight hours per month is required. More>

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Public Invited to Submit Ideas for Smart, Energy Efficient Buildings

Berkeley Lab is partnering with the Department of Energy and private industry on JUMP, a crowdsourcing community for building technologies that awards prizes and incubation support to design and technology ideas for sustainable, smart, and connected buildings. More>

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Berkeley Police Dept. to Step Up Pedestrian Safety Enforcement

Officers will look out for traffic offenses made by drivers and pedestrians, including drivers speeding, making illegal turns, failing to stop for signs and signals, and failing to yield to pedestrians in cross walks, as well as when pedestrians cross the street illegally or fail to yield to drivers who have the right of way. More>

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