Today at Berkeley Lab

Visiting Faculty Member Explores Machine Learning to Better Understand Science

Tiffani Holmes, an associate chemistry professor at Fort Valley State University, participated in the Visiting Faculty Program over the summer, collaborating with Wibe De Jong in the Computational Research Division. Her research involved using machine learning techniques to investigate new psychoactive substances that pose a dangerous threat to consumers. Watch>

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360-Degree Video of HERMAN, the Nanoparticle Robot

HERMAN is a robot that accelerates the synthesis of nanoparticles for a wide range of applications such as biosensors, smart window coatings, and display technologies. The one-of-a-kind robot at the Lab’s Molecular Foundry brings parallel processing and an extreme level of precision to the materials discovery process. More>

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Safety Reminder: Wet Weather Means Watch Your Step

The Lab’s terrain always presents challenges, and is particularly slippery in wet weather. Employees are reminded to walk mindfully, hold onto handrails, and pocket their phones to prevent accidents and injury. This “Slip, Trip, and Fall Prevention” video shows on-site footage of hazards and how to avoid them.

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360° Video Takes You Inside Molecular Foundry Cleanroom

Take a spin around this cleanroom, where scientists make tiny devices such as antennas and sensors in a space that is nearly devoid of pesky dust. The Foundry attracts researchers from around the world, and the discoveries made in this nanofabrication cleanroom (and other labs in the Foundry) have led to big advances in energy tech, disease detection, and other applications.

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STOMP Performs ‘On’ CERN

The touring cast from the percussion show STOMP stopped at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland to perform on accelerator parts such as a bubble chamber and an LHC dipole magnet near the Globe of Science and Innovation. Watch>

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Video of Secretary Moniz’s Speech to the National Press Club

In one of his final public speaking appearances in Washington, Moniz discussed how an increased focus on science and research and development has informed better policymaking and technology solutions, and how to protect the independence and integrity of scientists at the DOE and its 17 National Labs. He also unveiled the “State of the National Labs” report. Video>

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New Websites for Lab Video, Photography Services

Need video or photos to promote your science, share news, feature researchers, or cover a special event? Learn more about these services on their newly launched websites, including details on how to make requests, the production process, rates, and contact information. Go here for video website and here for photo website.

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Video: Jeanine Cook on Her Life in a Wheelchair and Improving Access for All

Cook, a computer scientist at Sandia Lab in New Mexico, and Jon Bashor, who oversees communications for the Lab’s Computing Sciences Area, sat down for a conversation on Oct. 24. She shared engaging and humorous stories about her efforts to plow through obstacles, both accidental and intentional. Watch>

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Disability Awareness Video Series: Disability Employment…What Can You Do?

This video short from the Campaign for Disability Employment reminds us to capitalize on the talents of people with disabilities. The Campaign for Disability Employment is a collaborative effort to promote positive employment outcomes for people with disabilities by encouraging everyone to recognize the value and talent they bring to the workplace. Watch>

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FLEXLAB Featured in PBS Documentary on Net Zero Buildings

“Building Below Zero,” narrated by actor Ted Danson, examines buildings that produce and store more energy than they consume. In the film, Lab Deputy Director Horst Simon and ETA’s Cindy Regnier discuss FLEXLAB and its ability to test energy efficient technologies before going to the marketplace (begins at about 13:30). Watch>

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