Today at Berkeley Lab

KQED Profiles Lab’s Solar Fridge Vaccine Project

Vaccine delivery is a major problem due to the absence of reliable refrigeration in many remote countries. Lab scientists have developed a portable solar-powered vaccine fridge that can be transported by bicycle or motorcycle to remote areas of the developing world. More>

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Ebola is Topic of Nano*High Talk on Nov. 1

High school-age children are invited to attend a talk on Ebola by Donald Francis, an infectious disease expert who formerly worked for the Centers for Disease Control. The event takes place at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 1, in 1 Pimentel Hall on the UC Berkeley campus. More>

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Physicist Hitoshi Murayama Addresses UN on Science and Peace

He discussed the link between science and peace at a United Nations gathering celebrating the 60th anniversary of CERN. “The awe of the beautiful universe makes differences in cultures, languages, colors, genders, religions and ideologies simply disappear,” he said during his speech. More>

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Share Engaging Science Activities with Visiting Fifth Graders

Attend a Nov. 3 workshop from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. to learn how to guide fifth graders as they investigate properties of matter through hands-on science activities related to states of matter, electricity, and thermal conductivity of metals. The BLAZES on-site program runs from October to May. Registration for the workshop is required.

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Lab Volunteers Energize Grace Hopper Computing Conference

Women from the Lab’s Computing Sciences area delivered talks, volunteered as mentors, and helped organize the conference, a celebration of women in computing. The event, billed as the “world’s largest gathering of women technologists, was held earlier this month. More>

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Volunteers Sought for Nov. 15 Girl Scout’s Career Day Event

Women scientists, engineers, and technical staff are invited to discuss their careers and engage students in hands-on activities or demonstrations that highlight their work at the Lab at the event, which takes place at the NASA Ames Research Center. More>

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Foundry’s Peppytide Models a Hit at Mini Maker Faire

Ron Zuckermann, Allison Chen, and Julien Muzard demonstrated the basics of protein folding using to attendees at the East Bay Mini Maker Faire last Sunday.

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Applications Open for Undergrad, Faculty Summer Internships

Interns perform research, under the guidance of laboratory staff scientists or engineers, on projects supporting the DOE mission. Deadline is Jan. 9. More>

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Red Cross Blood Drive Today

The Bloodmobile will be in the cafeteria parking lot until 2 p.m. Go here to make an appointment. Walk-ins are also welcome. Contact Marissa Smithwick for more information (x6088).

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Bubble Festival Workshop for BLISS Volunteers on Monday

Employees are invited to attend the workshop on Monday, Oct. 20, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Building 7-211. Learn how to conduct activities with families at community events and guide students in grades K-6 to explore surface tension, shape and patterns with bubbles. Registration required. Lunch provided.

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