Narrated by ESD’s Environmental Remediation and Water Resources Program Lead Ken Williams, this video, entitled “SFA 2.0—Watershed Structure and Controls,” explains the importance of a watershed—an ensemble of vegetation, land-surface terrain, and subsurface compartments from and through which rivers drain. More>
At the one-year anniversary of the DOE-BER-supported Genomes-to-Watershed SFA 2.0 project, the Earth Sciences Division recently released a video on its groundbreaking vision and plan. In this video, ESD Director Susan Hubbard presents an overview of the project and its mission. More>
A video and associated article appearing earlier this week as part of KQED Science’s Deep Look series describes how Berkeley Lab earth scientists are developing new geophysical approaches to investigating the Arctic subsurface and its impact on the future of Earth’s climate. More>
Katie Antypas of the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) explains what a supercomputer is.
Lab chemist, Rebecca Abergel, answers a question from Oakland resident Yelena on how a pill can treat exposure to radiation.
Shashi Buluswar, Executive Director at the LBNL Institute for Globally Transformative Technologies, answers a question on why healthy food costs so much and is not available in low-income neighborhoods.
The biotech company is using EETD’s rotating structure to test for user comfort and utility for new, 250,000-square-foot building at their South San Francisco headquarters. More>
Researchers have used a high-powered electron microscope to capture the birth of calcium carbonate crystals, one earth most important and abundant molecules. In doing so, they’ve demonstrated that pathways to different types of crystallization are varied and more complex than suspected. More>
The author of “African American Women Chemists” presented a talk on August 18 as part of the Lab’s Diversity & Inclusion Initiative. She described her life in science and how research was conducted before computers. More>
Lab researchers have recorded the first direct observations of how facets form and develop on platinum nanocubes in solution, pointing the way towards more sophisticated and effective nanocrystal design and revealing that a nearly 150 year-old scientific law describing crystal growth breaks down at the nanoscale. More>