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

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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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KQED Shines Career Spotlight on ETA’s Vi Rapp

Vi Rapp is a research scientist with the Lab’s Energy Technologies Area. She has a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering and focuses her research on improving combustion systems. One aspect of her work is designing cleaner, more efficient cookstoves. More>

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Latest ‘Genome-to-Watershed’ Video Looks at Microorganisms

The third installment of the video “trilogy” related to the DOE–BER Genome-to-Watershed Scientific Focus Area (SFA) 2.0 project, entitled “SFA 2.0-Metabolic Potential,” describes the powerful influence of metabolic potential—the collective metabolic capabilities of subsurface microbial communities. More>

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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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Earth Scientist Identifies Hot Moments in Cool Watershed

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>

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Predicting Subsurface Processes: Genome to Watershed Scales

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>

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Earth Sciences Division Explores Perils of Permafrost

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>

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‘Ask Berkeley Lab’ Question About Supercomputers is Answered

Katie Antypas of the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) explains what a supercomputer is.

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‘AskBerkeleyLab’ Question on Treating Radiation Exposure Answered

Lab chemist, Rebecca Abergel, answers a question from Oakland resident Yelena on how a pill can treat exposure to radiation.

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