Part of the Behind the Scenes series at Berkeley Lab, this video highlights the lab’s mechanical fabrication facility and its exceptional ability to produce unique tools essential to the lab’s scientific mission. Through a combination of skilled craftsmanship and precision equipment, machinists and engineers work with scientists to create exactly what’s needed — whether it’s measured in microns or meters.
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Satellite observations suggest that the shrinking West Antarctic ice sheet is contributing to global sea level rise. But until recently, scientists could not accurately model the physical processes driving retreat of the ice sheet. Now, a new ice sheet model — called Berkeley-ISICLES (BISICLES) — is shedding light on these details, with the help of Lab computing scientists. This video shows one possible scenario for Antarctica’s rapidly changing Amundsen Sea Embayment at two different model resolutions over a period of 218 years (from 1982 to 2200). More>
“Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, servers are ready to respond to the explosion of digital information that we generate every time we use the internet. These data centres can use more electricity than a small town, and up to a whopping 90% of it is wasted. High-tech giants are now looking to put their machines on a miracle energy diet. France 24 went to California to find out more. ” So begins a news video from France 24 that includes excerpts of interviews with Brent Draney and John Shalf of NERSC — Draney discussing running an energy-efficient data center, and Shalf discussing his research into energy-efficient computer chips.
Korean rapper Park Jae-sang (aka Psy) knows how to get a message across. At last count his “Gangnam Style” video amassed a record 1.3 billion hits on YouTube. This was not lost on EETD eco-rapper John “Sustainable John” Romankiewicz, who spied another opportunity to promote green living. During his last trip to Beijing, as part of the Lab’s China Energy Group, they choreographed and shot “Di Tan Style,” which translates to “Low Carbon Style.” Like the original from Psy, this video sort of sings for itself. More>
The public asked — and we answered. In this follow-up “Ask Berkeley Lab” video, EETD’s Iain Walker answers several questions about home energy efficiency that were sent in via social media. The topic was chosen using polls conducted on Berkeley Lab’s Facebook and Google+ pages. Go here to view other “Ask Berkeley Lab” videos.
Do you have questions about home energy efficiency? Ask EETD’s Iain Walker. He has more than 20 years of experience studying energy use in residential buildings. Post your questions on YouTube or e-mail them to AskBerkeleyLab@lbl.gov. He’ll answer a few in a follow-up video to be posted Friday. This is the fourth “Ask Berkeley Lab” video Q&A hosted by the Public Affairs Department. The topic was chosen by the public via polls conducted on social media. Go here to see past video Q&As, and here to learn more about social media at Berkeley Lab.
Berkeley Lab researcher Jay Keasling is profiled in CNN’s “The Next List” blog, which explores his pioneering research in the field of synthetic biology and the engineering microbes to produce biofuels, medicines, and other products from simple ingredients like sugar cane and grass. He will also be the subject of a 30-minute profile, airing Sunday, Feb. 10, at 2:30 p.m. ET (11:30 a.m. PST), on CNN.
Scientists from the Advanced Light Source Experimental Systems Group have recently been awarded a patent for the development of atomically perfect gratings. Group Lead Howard Padmore and scientist Dmitriy Voronov explain how gratings work and why this new development is so important in the field of spectroscopy in a video produced by Lori Tamura of ALS Communications. A feature article about this work is in this month’s ALS News.