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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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Chief Operating Officer on Preparing for F$M

Glenn Kubiak discusses the strategic importance of the Lab’s new Financial System coming this fall, and what you can do to prepare. Learn more about the Financial Systems Modernization (F$M) Project.

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Free Online Viewing of ‘Toxic Hot Seat’ Documentary Through Saturday

HBO film features Don Lucas of the Environmental Energy Technologies Division discussing the dangers of flame retardants used in everyday products. Go here to view the video.

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Trailblazing Science and Mountaineering

blumandpeakUC Berkeley professor Arlene Blum’s July 17 presentation looked at her trailblazing expeditions as a female climber, as well as groundbreaking research on the harmful affects of flame-retardants used on commercial products. Go here to watch the video.

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