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At the ACS in Boston: Omar Yaghi on Carbon Capture

At the American Chemical Society meeting in Boston, Omar Yaghi with the Materials Sciences Division and co-director of Kavli-ENSI described the design of IRMOF-74-III compounds that can selectively capture carbon dioxide in the presence of water. Yaghi is the inventor of metal organic frameworks (MOFs) and covalent organic frameworks (COFs). More>

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Lab Hosts Conference on Carbonaceous Particles

The recent International Conference on Carbonaceous Particles in the Atmosphere was hosted by the Energy Technologies Area’s Thomas Kirchstetter and featured 107 presentations on the environmental impacts of carbonaceous particles on human health and climate change.

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JCAP Hosts Bruker Nano Surfaces Training Workshop

The July 14-16 event featured some of the state-of-the-art capabilities of conductive AFM to understand local energetics at the surface of energy-efficient materials. The workshop was held at the Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis (JCAP), which is now located in Building 30.

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Making Nuclear Facilities More Resilient

Berkeley Lab was among the organizers of the Pacific Rim Forum on the Earthquake Resilience of Nuclear Facilities, held in Berkeley June 8-9. Participants shared lessons and developments for enhancing the earthquake resilience of nuclear facilities, and to identify technological gaps and research needs. More>

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Brookhaven Lab Hosts DOE Accelerator Workshop Sept. 22-24

The gathering seeks to share experience and gain consensus on how safety systems are applied to accelerator facilities. Register soon to allow for advance conference planning and best booking of travel and hotel accommodations. For questions, contact Amy Ecclesine of EH&S. More>

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Lab Workshop Explores What’s Next in Dark Matter Detection

The workshop was organized by the Lab’s Kevin Lesko, Kathryn Zurek, and Peter Sorensen and featured presentations by scientists from a range of institutions including Yale, Texas A&M, and the Institute for Basic Science in South Korea, among many others. Participants explored new ideas and technologies for future experiments. More>

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Registration Open for Molecular Foundry User Meeting

The event takes place August 20-21 and is open to researchers from academia, industry, and government labs and includes keynote and contributed talks, poster session, and vendor fair. Topics for breakout talks include soft matter assembly and dynamics, brain imaging and optical manipulation, and SAXS-WAXS for nanomaterials. More>

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Lab Hosts Inaugural Radiological Resiliency Conference

What does it take for a city to recover from a radiological disaster? That question was at the heart of the April 10 inaugural International Symposium on Radiological Resilience & Beyond. The event brought together experts from Japan and elsewhere to discuss the current needs for increasing societal resilience to radiological events. More>

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BERC Hosts Roundtable on ‘Changing Lands in a Changing Climate’

Our lands provide food and resources in addition to acting as a carbon sink, making them one of the most important pieces of the climate change puzzle. The Berkeley Energy & Resources Collaborative is hosting a roundtable on this topic on Friday, April 17, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in downtown Go here for more information and to register.

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Foundry Group Attends Upward Bound Nanoscience Conference

Last weekend, Molecular Foundry senior staff scientist Ron Zuckermann and two of his undergraduate students presented at the Upward Bound Nanoscience conference. This is a college prep program for Bay Area high school students. They presented a lecture on the Wonders of Nanoscience and did a few demos. More>

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