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DOE Awards 157 Million Supercomputer Hours to Lab Researchers

Peter Nugent, Kristin Persson, David Trebotich, and Lin-Wang Wang have been awarded a total of 157 million processor hours through DOE’s 2016 ASCR Leadership Computing Challenge (ALCC). The one-year awards began July 1. More>

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Sean Peisert Co-Leads DOE Project to Increase Power Grid Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity experts Sean Peisert of Berkeley Lab and Jamie Van Randwyk of Livermore Lab are leading a new program to develop data analysis methods to better protect the nation’s power grid. The project is part of the Department of Energy’s $220 million, three-year Grid Modernization Initiative launched in January 2016. More>

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Message From DOE’s Moniz, Sherwood-Randall, on Recent Shooting Tragedies

As President Obama has often said, we are stronger when we stand together – and we stand with you in this challenging moment as members of the diverse and dedicated DOE family. More>

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DOE Deputy Secretary Touts Cyclotron Road in Blog

Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall recently visited the Lab’s Cyclotron Road, an incubator for energy technologies, and described it as “an innovative new model focused on how we get talented entrepreneurs the right access to scientific facilities, skills and knowledge to deliver the dramatic results needed to counter climate change.” More>

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Lab Hosted Clean Energy Workshop with Keynote by DOE Deputy Secretary

Twelve international (Canada, Denmark, Mexico, and Russia) and three local STEM teachers participated, as part of “New Frontiers in Clean Energy Education: A Training for International Teachers.” The keynote address was given by DOE Deputy Secretary Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall. More>

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New Solar Array Serving the Lab

The Lab is now taking delivery of clean renewable power from a new, 10-acre solar installation constructed at Lawrence Livermore Lab. This solar installation is the largest in the DOE Complex. Berkeley Lab is purchasing 20% of the power generated by the solar array. More>

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Upgraded PIP-II RFQ Successfully Takes First Beam

In March, Fermilab successfully sent beam through a newly commissioned linear accelerator. The brand new radio-frequency quadrupole (RFQ) linac, designed and built by a team of engineers and physicists at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, will be the start for a proposed upgrade to Fermilab’s 800-MeV superconducting linear accelerator. More>

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Lab Scientists Participate in Maker Faire May 20 to 22

The Lab will have an “Ask-a-Scientist” booth at the event, which takes place at the San Mateo Event Center. Other DOE labs, EERE, and ARPA-E, and the DOE Office of Technology Transitions will also have a presence. Go here to view profiles of some of the Lab’s participating scientists. 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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DOE Video Highlights Cyclotron Road as New Model for Clean Energy R&D

With programs like Cyclotron Road, housed at Berkeley Lab, the Department of Energy seeks to support scientific research and development that is still too risky for private-sector investment, and too applied for academia. Go here to watch video.

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