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‘Ask Berkeley Lab’ Question on the Future of Batteries is Answered

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5 Big Questions Answered at March 23 Science at the Theater

Every discovery and invention starts with a question. From wave energy to dark energy, come see Lab scientists dive into the big questions that drive their research. The event takes place at the Berkeley Repertory Theater from 7 to 9 p.m. Go here for more information and to RSVP.

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Passion for Promoting Lab Via Social Media, Disc Golf Drives Kelly Owen

A breast cancer diagnosis prompted the Public Affairs staffer to shift her career from promoting car racing on Fox Sports to the Lab’s research, which actually “makes a difference.” She also took up competitive disc golf, a game with less rough contact than her previous sport…co-ed flag football. More>

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Public Affairs Launches New ‘Who We Are’ Lab Video

Narrated by the legendary Peter Coyote, the video attempts to capture the Lab’s “spirit, purpose, and distinction.” The piece is the first in a planned series of “on brand” videos designed to explain and excite audiences about the people and science that make Berkeley Lab unique. More>

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Lab’s 50 Breakthroughs Featured in Twitter Chat, NPR

Shashi Buluswar of the Institute for Globally Transformative Technologies at LBNL (LIGTT) fielded dozens of questions on sustainable global development in a lively Twitter chat on Feb. 11. Check out this summary on Storify. And click here to hear a conversation he had with NPR’s Renee Montagne, which also aired on Feb. 11.

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Feb. 11 Twitter Chat on LIGTT’s 50 Breakthroughs Study

Shashi Buluswar, executive director of the Institute for Globally Transformative Technologies at LBNL, will answer questions via Twitter on the 50 Breakthroughs study, a kind of blueprint for sustainable global development. Tune in to @BerkeleyLab at 11 a.m. Wednesday, and ask questions with the hashtag #50Breakthroughs.

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Jeff Greenblatt Answers Greenhouse Gas Emissions Questions

On the heels of a recent news release on Jeff Greenblatt’s research, “California’s Policies Can Significantly Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions through 2030,” Berkeley Lab’s social media followers were asked to submitted their own “Ask A Scientist” questions around greenhouse gas emissions.

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Take Short Survey on Lab’s Social Media Services

Are you interested in learning how to use social media to communicate your research to a wider audience? The Lab’s social media team wants to help. Researchers are invited to take this brief survey, which will provide valuable information developing the best social media strategies. For more information, contact Kelly Owen.

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New ‘Friends of Berkeley Lab’ Website Launched

Did you know the Lab has a cadre of fans who follow our research discoveries, attend our public events, and support government-funded research? Thousands have signed on as “Friends of Berkeley Lab” and they now have a new website that helps them better connect with Lab’s science and outreach activities. Go here to check it out.

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Timeline Chronicles Lab’s Science Highlights in 2014

From the opening of FLEXLAB and revealing the mysteries of space dust to a microscopy record for the Advanced Light Source, boosting biogasoline production in microbes, and the lingering effects of thirdhand smoke, the Lab produced a number of significant research milestones in 2014. Go here to view a timeline of these highlights.

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