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Ghostly Voices From Thomas Edison’s Dolls Can Now be Heard

Thanks to technology developed by the particle physicist Carl Haber and the engineer Earl Cornell at Berkeley Lab, the voices of rare talking dolls created by Thomas Edison in the late 1800’s can now be heard. More>

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A Hot Start to the Origin of Life?

Researchers from Berkeley Lab and the University of Hawaii at Manoa have shown for the first time that cosmic hot spots, such as those near stars, could be excellent environments for the creation of molecular precursors to DNA. More>

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LHC Sees First Low-Energy Collisions

Low-energy protons met in the hearts of the four Large Hadron Collider experiments. These test collisions will help the ALICE, ATLAS, CMS and LHCb collaborations calibrate their detectors in preparation for the high-energy collisions scheduled for early June. More>

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How a New Telescope Will Measure the Expansion of the Universe

In this Q&A, Lab physicists Michael Levi and David Schlegel discuss the future of the DESI project and how its forthcoming map will help scientists better understand dark energy. More>

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Prospects of Doing Attosecond Physics at the World’s First Laser-Driven X-Ray User Facility

Predrag Ranitovic will present the scientific roadmap of ELI-ALPS and give an overview of the laser and attosceond pulse sources, and endstations to be available for users in the near future, in the Building 50 Auditorium on April 29 from noon to 1 p.m. More>

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Lab’s Perlmutter Featured in April 22 Hubble Telescope Documentary

Twenty-five years ago, NASA launched one of the most ambitious experiments in the history of astronomy: the Hubble Space Telescope. In honor of Hubble’s landmark anniversary, NOVA tells the remarkable story of the telescope that forever changed our understanding of the cosmos. The program airs at 9 p.m. on KQED. More>

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U.S. Scientists Celebrate Restart of Large Hadron Collider

With the collider back in action, the more than 1,700 U.S. scientists who work on LHC experiments are prepared to join thousands of their international colleagues to study the highest-energy particle collisions ever achieved in the laboratory. More>

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Fill Out Your ‘Physics Madness’ Bracket to Determine the Top Machine

March is here, and that means one thing: brackets. We’ve matched up 16 of the coolest pieces of particle physics equipment that help scientists answer big questions about our universe. Your vote will decide this year’s favorite. The machines include such Lab collaborations as Daya Bay (pictured), IceCube, LUX, and LHC. More>

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Instrumentation Talk on New N Program for Radiation Detection

Simon Labov of Livermore Lab and Craig Tewell of Sandia will give a talk on “SNL-LLNL-LBNL Radiation Detection in National and Homeland Security Information Exchange” at 9 a.m. on Thursday, March 26, Building 50 Auditorium. More>

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Dark Matter Experiment Completes First Reviews

Recently, the Berkeley-Lab managed LUX-ZEPLIN (LZ) dark matter experiment completed its initial Critical Decision-1 review (CD-1) where the project’s technical design, preliminary timelines, and budget range were reviewed by the Department of Energy’s Office of Project Assessment. More>

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