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Berkeley Scientists Eye Drones to Contain Wildfires

Physicist Carl Pennypacker talks about an innovative firefighting system he is working on. Called FUEGO, the system uses a satellite and drones equipped with infrared cameras to spot wildfires. More>

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June 24 Talk on Novel ABALONE Mass-Production Photosensor Technology

Daniel Ferenc of UC Davis will present the talk at noon in the Building 50 Auditorium. The presentation — part of the Lab’s Interdisciplinary Instrumentation Colloquium series — will be live streamed. More>

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Lab Researchers to Aid Preservation of Native American Voices

This summer, Carl Haber and Earl Cornell are partnering with the UC Berkeley Linguistics Department and Libraries to start scanning and extracting sound from the 2700 wax cylinders stored in the Phoebe Hearst Museum of Anthropology that document the culture, language and music of dozens of Native American tribes from California. 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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Interactive Galactic Map Available Online

Scientists of the DECam Legacy Survey have published the first in a series of updated sky views from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey. Lab astrophysicist David Schlegel, astrophysicist initiated the project with Arjun Dey of the National Optical Astronomy Observatory. Go here to see Sky Viewer images. More>

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Lab Physicists Host CERN Podcast on ATLAS

Lab physicists Laura Jeanty and Tova Holmes host and produce a new program called “In Particular.” In the inaugural episode, ATLAS scientists are asked what they secretly hope to see in this new data and what drives them to keep searching even years after the discovery of the Higgs boson. More>

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A New Era of Research at the Large Hadron Collider

Today scientists, including Berkeley Lab researchers, at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN started the highest-energy particle collisions ever achieved. This new proton collision data will enable researchers to study the Higgs boson, search for dark matter, and develop a more complete understanding of the laws of nature. More>

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Building A Next-Generation Dark Energy Instrument

Berkeley Lab’s Michael Levi is quoted in a story about Fermilab’s contributions to the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument. DESI, which will produce the most extensive 3D map of the universe, is managed by Berkeley Lab and is on track for first light in 2018. More>

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May 27 Talk on Heterogeneous Interfaces, Photoelectron Spectroscopy

Hendrik Bluhm and Charles Fadley will present the talk at noon in the Building 50 Auditorium. The event is part of the Interdisciplinary Instrumentation Colloquium series. More>

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Lab Scientists Receive Lawrence Awards

David Schlegel, Peidong Yang, Carolyn Bertozzi and Jizhong Zhou, who are all affiliated with Berkeley Lab, were among nine scientists named by Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz as recipients of the 2015 Ernest Orlando Lawrence Award, DOE’s highest scientific honor. Awardees will receive a medal and a $20,000 honorarium. More>

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