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Radiation Safety for Sunken-Ship Archaeology

A WWII aircraft carrier used for atomic-bomb target practice is scuttled off the coast of California in the 1950s. Berkeley Lab researchers help scientists determine the radiation risk of exploring the sunken ship. More>

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Kai Vetter Wins American Nuclear Society Presidential Citation

Vetter was recognized for his role in the RadWatch and KelpWatch monitoring programs, which study potential impacts from the nuclear accident at Fukushima, and the creation of the Institute for Resilient Communities. More>

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Barbara Jacak Inducted Into ARCS Hall of Fame

The Alumni Hall of Fame honors ARCS scholars who have made outstanding contributions to the advancement of science and to increase our nation’s scientific competitiveness. ARCS provides financial support to undergrad and grad students in science. Jacak was an ARCS scholar from the class of 1975. More>

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Finding the Flavor of Neutrinos

A Berkeley Lab researcher has done a new analysis of data from the IceCube observatory at the South Pole, showing that the high-energy astrophysical neutrino data collected from 2010 to 2013 is a mixture containing roughly equal components of the three types of neutrinos. More>

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Extreme Cold and the CUORE Experiment

A story in Symmetry magazine looks at how scientists on an experiment in Italy are looking for a process so rare, it is thought to occur less than once every trillion, trillion years. To find it, Berkeley Lab researchers have helped create the single coldest cubic meter in the universe.

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180 Scouts Participate in Nuclear Science Day Event

The teens used a Geiger counter to survey radiation, built an electroscope to see how different radiation detectors work, participated in a career forum, and attended lectures. All participants received a patch. The April 8 event was hosted by the Nuclear Science Division, the Advanced Light Source, and Workforce Development and Education.

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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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88” Cyclotron’s Operator Desk Mixes ‘Vintage’ Technology With the New

Gadgetry right out of the 1950s is complimented by modern computer equipment in this photo of the operator desk at the 88” Cyclotron. The facility supports research in nuclear structure, astrophysics, heavy element studies, fundamental interactions, symmetries, and technology R&D. More>

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For Ultra-Cold Neutrino Experiment, a Successful Demonstration

An international team of nuclear physicists, including those at Berkeley Lab, announced the first scientific results from the Cryogenic Underground Observatory for Rare Events (CUORE) experiment. CUORE is designed to confirm the existence of the Majorana neutrino, which scientists believe could hold the key to why there is an abundance of matter over antimatter. More>

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Lab to Host April 10 Symposium on Radiological Resilience

The event will provide an opportunity to discuss topics related to the current needs for increasing societal resilience to radiological and other events. The symposium will include speakers from research and academic institutions as well as community representatives from Japan and California. Registration required. More>

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