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Archives for June 2014

An Inside Look at a MOF in Action

Researchers have recorded the first in situ electronic-structure observations of the adsorption of carbon dioxide inside Mg-MOF-74, an open-metal-site MOF that has emerged as one of the most promising materials for capturing and storing greenhouse gases. More>

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NIH Funding Boosts Development of New Biophysical Technique

The National Institutes of Health have provided important support for the development of Fluctuation X-ray Scattering by awarding an R01 grant to Peter Zwart, a Biophysicist Research Scientist in the Physical Biosciences Division. More>

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10 Questions for EETD’s Anna Liao

This efficiency engineer makes a mean strawberry chia fresca and loves the local vibe of environmentalism and social action. Go here to check out the rest of Liao’s answers.

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JGI Celebrates Safety and Wellness at 8th Annual Fair

Gathering in Walnut Creek sought to expand safety culture, promote healthy living, and raise awareness of services offered at the Joint Genome Institute, Berkeley Lab, and Contra Costa County. More>

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Bay View Café Weekly Highlights

Menu features stadium dogs, classic Rueben sandwiches, pork piccata, beef brisket, and fish & chips. Café and coffee bar closing early on Thursday. More>

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Lev Ruzer, EETD Affiliate and Editor of the Aerosol Handbook, Dies

Lev Ruzer, an affiliate with EETD’s Indoor Environment Group for 24 years, has passed away. Ruzer was editor of the Aerosol Handbook: Measurement, Dosimetry, and Health Effects. The 2nd edition was published when he was 90. More>

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ALS Capabilities Reveal Multiple Functions of Ebola Virus

Researchers at the ALS have demonstrated that a protein of Ebola virus, termed VP40, undergoes dramatic refolding rearrangements to achieve three entirely different structures for three entirely separate functions in the virus life cycle. More>

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Not Much Force: Smallest Force Ever Measured Detected

Researchers have detected the smallest force ever measured – approximately 42 yoctonewtons – using a unique optical trapping system that provides ultracold atoms. A yoctonewton is one septillionth of a newton. More>

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Survey Offers Staff Chance for Feedback on UC Medical Plans

Employees will receive e-mail with link to 20-question survey that takes about 15 minutes to complete. All responses are anonymous and confidential. This feedback will help with planning and shaping offerings for future years. More>

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Catch Up on Lab News While Waiting for Your Latte

To provide another venue for employees to stay on top of Lab news, the Public Affairs Office has installed a large video monitor in the cafeteria, located next to the coffee bar. A slideshow features headlines on the latest updates. Send e-mail to [email protected].

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