Today at Berkeley Lab

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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‘Ask Berkeley Lab’ Question on Access to Healthy Food Answered

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.

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Video Highlights Genentech’s Use of FLEXLAB for New Building

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>

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New Insights on Calcium Carbonate Formation Could Aid Carbon-Storage

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>

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Jeanette Brown Talk on ‘My Life as a Chemist’ Available on Video

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>

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Shaping the Future of Nanocrystals

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>

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Film on Supersymmetry Features Lab Physicist Zach Marshall

The discovery of the Higgs boson hasn’t settled the debate on supersymmetry, a framework that has been debated for decades. Filmmaker Liz Mermin featured Lab physicist Zach Marshall discussing the supersymmetry conundrum in a short film titled “Unrequited Love: Supersymmetry, one of a series of shorts called “CERN People.”

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