Today at Berkeley Lab

JBEI Releases Video Series ‘Bioenergy Research @ JBEI’

In this video series JBEI scientists educate the public on JBEI’s scientific areas of expertise, achievements and technologies employed in converting lignocellulosic biomass to renewable, drop-in, liquid transportation fuels. More>

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Watch Bill Collins’ Science at the Theater Talk on Climate Change

In a conversation with Public Affair’s Jeff Miller, Bill Collins, an internationally recognized expert in climate modeling and climate change science, discusses what we know about climate change, how we know it, and what we can do about it. More>

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PET Scans Reveal Key Details of Alzheimer’s Protein Growth in Aging Brains

The research shows for the first time that PET scans can track the progressive stages of Alzheimer’s disease in cognitively normal adults, a key advance in the early diagnosis and staging of the neurodegenerative disorder. Berkeley Lab’s William Jagust is the study’s principal investigator. More>

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JGI Video Highlights Interactions Between Lab’s User Facilities

JGI has a new animation that seeks to answer the age-old question, “What is a user facility?” by demonstrating how JGI, NERSC and ESnet work together, underpinning JGI’s critical research infrastructure to advance the frontiers of science.

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Video of Jan. 29 Town Hall With Incoming Director Now Available

Those who missed the talk with incoming director Mike Witherell can go here to view it.

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Alivisatos’ Quantum Dot Research Featured in ‘NBC Learn’ Video

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>

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Cray Supercomputer Gets Moved in 41 Seconds Flat

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.

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Lab’s Dáithí Stone Comments on Recent Paris Climate Agreement

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.

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MyGreenCar Film Series: Episode Six…Is It a Wrap for the App?

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.

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MyGreenCar Film Series: Episode Five…Pivot Point

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.

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