Those who missed the talk with incoming director Mike Witherell can go here to view it.
The video looks at Alivisatos’ pioneering nanotechnology research, including the development of quantum dots to enhance displays on tablets, TVs, and laptops, and new efforts to create more efficient solar panels with films made with quantum dots. More>
It really took a few days to move NERSC’s Edison Cray supercomputer from Oakland to its new home in Wang Hall at Berkeley Lab, but you can see the whole process in just 41 seconds in a newly posted time-lapse video.
Carbon Brief — a website dedicated to analysis and fact checking of energy policy and climate science — spoke to a number of prominent scientists at last week’s American Geophysical Union’s meeting to get their thoughts on the new Paris climate agreement, including Dáithí Stone of the Computational Research Division.
Researchers on the Lab’s MyGreenCar team share personal insights about their app’s journey to tech commercialization in the final episode of the short film series. As their six weeks in DOE’s Lab-Corps program comes to a close, they return to Detroit for a final report and ponder a possible new funding partner.
Entrepreneurs frequently talk about pivoting – moving to a new customer segment or a different application of their technology. The Lab’s MyGreenCar team is no exception. In Episode 5, the researchers weigh the benefits of pivoting as their time in DOE’s Lab-Corps program to move energy-related inventions to the marketplace nears its end.
As the Lab’s MyGreenCar team crosses the halfway point, the researchers must decide if more customer interviews will yield new information, or if it is time to zero in on the most lucrative markets. Watch episode four of the short film series and learn more about DOE’s Lab-Corps program to move energy-related inventions to the marketplace here.
Those who missed the event last week can go here to watch an archived video of Michael Hiltzik as he discusses his new book on “Big Science: Ernest Lawrence and the Invention that Launched the Military-Industrial Complex.”
In this week’s episode, the Lab’s MyGreenCar team visits favorite Berkeley hangouts to meet potential customers for their app. Later they face key bottom line questions: what is their target market and who will pay for fuel economy information? This is the third in a six-episode film series capturing the Lab’s participation in DOE’s Lab-Corps pilot program.
By revealing the complex science behind plant growth, researchers hope to replace food deserts — low-income urban areas that lack access to affordable, fresh food — with options to purchase local, sustainably produced vegetables at or below conventional market prices, grown using drastically less water and fertilizer than conventional agriculture. More>