A new Berkeley Lab-led study provides detailed 3-D views of space dust in the Milky Way, which could help us understand the properties of this dust and how it affects views of distant objects. The study was led by Edward Schlafly, a Hubble Fellow in the Physics Division. More>
The award was established to honor the legacy and impact of Rosenfeld’s advocacy for cooler buildings, cooler cities, and a cooler planet. Rosenfeld, who passed away in January, was a founder of the alliance. Also, the California Energy Commission recently created a video commemorating Rosenfeld’s life.
Researchers have employed NERSC supercomputers to model a new crystalline solar cell architecture that could nearly match today’s efficiency, but at a fraction of the thickness. Crystalline solar cells based on this architecture would be lighter and bendable, allowing them to be installed on curved surfaces, unlike today’s typical rigid solar cell. More>
The Flexible Work Options policy, which includes telecommuting, is being updated. Revisions clarify policy and assure effective management of options. Recognizing telecommuting does not work equally well for all employees, jobs, or work units, approval remains at sole discretion of managers on a case-by-case basis. For revision details, go here. Submit comments here by April 25.
The bike shuttle — a quick, convenient, and safe option for bike commuters — makes four runs during morning peak hours and stops only at Building 69, which makes it easy for cyclists to get anywhere at the Lab because it’s all downhill from there. Drivers, pedestrians, and cyclists should exercise caution in this area, particularly near Grizzly Gate and Buildings 69, 75, and 76. More>