Today at Berkeley Lab

The Tweet that Reached a Half A Million People

A recent story on combustion theory and cleaner fuels tweeted from @BerkeleyLab account reached a half million people, retweeted or mentioned by the Department of Energy (@ENERGY), Ecomagination (@Ecomagination), Brett Richardson (@BerkeleyBrett) Brookhaven National Lab (@BrookhavenLab) and others.

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Catch Up on Lab News While Waiting for Your Latte

To provide another venue for employees to stay on top of Lab news, the Public Affairs Office has installed a large video monitor in the cafeteria, located next to the coffee bar. A slideshow features headlines on the latest updates. Send e-mail to communications@lbl.gov.

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Share Your Ideas on Communicating Science Via Survey

Feedback will help creation of a lectures series by creative individuals who have unique ideas on how to communicate complex concepts. Go here to take this survey .

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Share Your Ideas on Communicating Science Via Survey

Lab Communications Council seeks to create speaker series for staff to help them effectively share complex concepts to the general public. Survey deadline is Friday, Jun 27. More>

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A Primer on How the New TABL Works

Click blue button on daily e-mail reminder to reach website that offers one-stop destination for employee news. More>

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Berkeley Lab Takes Over DOE’s Instagram Account

Yesterday, the Public Affairs Department was given the keys to the Department of Energy’s Instagram account, a popular photo-sharing site. The occasion was used to capture a day in the life of Molecular Foundry Director Jeff Neaton, from his bus ride to work, to seminars and meetings, to conversations around a whiteboard (and of course a turkey sighting). See out the photos here, and check out Berkeley Lab’s Instagram account. Got ideas about ways to use social media to highlight Berkeley Lab? Contact Kelly Owen.

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Berkeley Lab Scientists Participate in “Above the Arctic Circle” Google Hangout

Last week, several scientists participated in a live Hangout from above the Arctic Circle in Alaska and at Berkeley Lab. The topic was how and why scientists study permafrost to better understand the vulnerable Arctic ecosystem — and what may happen to it as the climate changes. Participating Berkeley Lab scientists included, from Alaska, Craig Ulrich; from a CT scanning lab in Building 74, Tim Kneafsey and Yuxin Wu; and from a microbiology lab in Building 70, Romy Chakraborty and Neslihan Tas. Students from Elmhurst Community Prep in Oakland, CA and Ashwaubenon High School in Green Bay, WI, joined the hangout and asked questions. An edited version of the hangout can be watched here.
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Join Google Hangout Today and Travel to the Arctic Circle

Join us today at 11 a.m., for a live Hangout that will take you from above the Arctic Circle in Alaska to Berkeley Lab. Along the way, you’ll learn how and why scientists study permafrost to better understand the vulnerable Arctic ecosystem—and what may happen to it as the climate changes. Participating Berkeley Lab scientists include Craig Ulrich from Alaska, Tim Kneafsey and Yuxin Wu from a CT scanning lab in Building 74, and Romy Chakraborty and Neslihan Tas from a microbiology lab in Building 70. Watch via Google+ or YouTube.

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Molecular Foundry’s Jim Schuck Participates in DOE Twitter Chat

Jim Schuck — director of the Imaging and Manipulation of Nanostructures Facility at the Molecular Foundry —participated in a Twitter chat last Wednesday via #LabChat with @Energy, @ORNL, and @BrookhavenLab. The chat focused on the topic of nanotechnology, with researchers from each Lab answering questions from a general audience. Here’s a “highlight reel” of Schucks chat.

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Travel Above the Arctic Circle During April 24 Hangout on Air

On April 24 at 11 a.m., join several scientists from the Earth Sciences Division in a Hangout on Air that will take you from above the Arctic Circle in Alaska to Berkeley Lab. Along the way, you’ll learn how and why scientists study permafrost to better understand the vulnerable Arctic ecosystem — and what may happen to it as the climate changes. Participating scientists include Craig Ulrich from Alaska, Tim Kneafsey from a CT scanning lab in Building 74, and Romy Chakraborty and Neslihan Tas from a microbiology lab in Building 70. Go here to watch the hangout.

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