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Popular Science Focuses on ESnet’s Trans-Atlantic Links

As part of its look at things to expect in 2015, Popular Science magazine highlights ESnet’s new trans-Atlantic links, which have a combined capacity of 340 gigabits per second. The three 100 Gbps and one 40 Gbps connections went live Dec. 12, more than a month ahead of schedule. More>

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KQED’s QUEST Features Earth Scientist and NERSC User Jennifer Holm

Holm runs climate models at NERSC to study how forests are affected by climate change and the impact the future climate. QUEST recently filmed an interview with Holm about her work as part of a series on science careers. More>

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Where Vision Meets Know-How: Xiang Zhang’s XLab

The Lab’s Materials Sciences Division director is featured in a UC Berkeley publication, in a story that highlights his work with more than 30 Ph.D. students, postdocs, and visiting scientists who comprise “XLab.” The X, says Zhang, stands for explore, experiment, and excellence. More>

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Earth Sciences Division Explores Perils of Permafrost

A video and associated article appearing earlier this week as part of KQED Science’s Deep Look series describes how Berkeley Lab earth scientists are developing new geophysical approaches to investigating the Arctic subsurface and its impact on the future of Earth’s climate. More>

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LIGTT’s Buluswar Talks Food Deserts on UC Radio Program

“Science Today” looks at getting food into the hands of residents in low-income neighborhoods, areas abandoned by many super markets. Shashi Buluswar of the LBNL Institute for Globally Transformative Technologies is interviewed as part of the story. More>

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Rickshaw Research Reveals Extreme Delhi Pollution

EETD postdoc Joshua Apte conducted an air-pollution monitoring project in the back of a three-wheeled rickshaw in New Delhi, and the findings are alarming. The numbers collected are significantly worse than the ones that already earned Delhi the World Health Organization’s designation as the world’s most polluted city. More>

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Saul Perlmutter Included in Time Magazine’s ‘Great Scientists’ List

The magazine included the Nobel Prize-winning physicist in an elite group of “geniuses, eccentrics, and visionaries who transformed the world.” The issue is currently on newsstands. More>

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Berkeley Lab’s General Purpose Lab New Home for Battery Research

The San Jose Mercury News recently took a look at Berkeley Lab’s new General Purpose Laboratory building, noting that it will be home to the Lab’s portion of the Joint Center for Energy Storage Research battery hub. Researchers Venkat Srinivasan and Brett Helms gave the reporter an overview of what to expect in the coming years. More>

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NERSC wins HPCWire Editors’ Choice Award

NERSC was named one of two recipients of the HPCWire “Editors’ Choice Award for Best HPC Collaboration Between Government & Industry.” Announced at the SuperComputing 2014 conference held in New Orleans last week, the award recognized the center’s partnership with Cray and Intel to deploy in 2016 a manycore supercomputer. More>

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UC Global Food Initiative and Holiday Food Research

Before you dive into that Thanksgiving turkey or apple pie, take a bite of the food research coming from the University of California. UC serves up a cornucopia of food facts just in time for the holiday, including work being done at Berkeley Lab. More>

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