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Archives for January 2018

Applying Machine Learning to the Universe’s Mysteries

Berkeley Lab physicists and their collaborators have demonstrated that computers are ready to tackle the universe’s greatest mysteries. They used neural networks to perform a deep dive into data simulating the subatomic particle soup that may have existed just microseconds after the big bang. More>

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Cyclotron Road Startup Secures Seed Funding From Boeing

Cyclotron Road fellow Richard Wang, whose startup Cuberg enables safe, high-performance batteries for critical applications, has closed a second round of seed funding, led by Boeing HorizonX Ventures. This second round brings Cuberg’s total funding to $3.3 million in grant funding and investment to date. More>

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Contact IPO for R&D100 Awards Eligibility Information

Want to nominate Berkeley Lab technology or software for a 2018 R&D100 award? Contact [email protected] by Feb. 8 regarding eligibility. Nominated technologies must demonstrate compelling performance, applications, and benefits, and have been first available for licensing or purchase between Jan. 1, 2017, and March 31, 2018. Get inspired by a list of the Lab’s 91 winners.

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Glass-Into-Solar Panels Research Featured on ABC7 News Broadcast

A team of researchers led by the Lab’s Peidong Yang has made a significant breakthrough in the development of photovoltaic windows, which collect solar energy to produce electricity while automatically adjusting their tint according to how hot the weather is. Go here to watch the broadcast.

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If You Have the Flu, Stay Home

Health Services would like to remind employees who are diagnosed with influenza by a physician – or who have a febrile respiratory illness during a period of increased influenza activity in the community – to remain at home until the fever and cough are resolved to avoid exposing coworkers and other members of the public. More>

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Silencing Is Golden: Molecules Vital for Gene Regulations Modeled

Lab scientists use cryo-electron microscopy to gain a deeper understanding of the structure of a regulatory complex. Their research could open up new possibilities for cancer therapies. More>

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Networking, Data Experts Design a Better Portal for Scientific Discovery

With all the ways the web is used today, it was created 30 years ago primarily to help access and share scientific data. The web remains central to researchers today, but the most common method of sharing data remains firmly attached to its earliest days. This can be a huge obstacle to scientific discovery. A new approach to address this issue has been developed. More>

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United Auto Workers Organizing Scientific Research Staff at the Lab

The United Auto Workers union is seeking to organize UC graduate student research assistants, scientific engineering associates, project scientists and engineers, career/career-track research and staff scientists and engineers, and senior scientists. UC respects the right to organize. Go here for information on your rights, the unionization process, and what being unionized means.

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Free Online Training for Hadoop, Spark, and Machine Learning Feb. 7 and 8

The Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Network (XSEDE ) program is offering a free online workshop on Spark, Hadoop, and Machine Learning with TensorFlow. Participants will explore these topics while using the XSEDE distributed, high-performance computer environment. The course takes place in Building 50B-1237. Registration is required before Feb. 5.

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Thermonuclear Plasmas Topic of Next Instrumentation Colloquium

Robin Benedetti of Lawrence Livermore National Lab will speak on “Observing Thermonuclear Plasmas at the National Ignition Facility” on Wednesday, Jan. 31, from noon to 1p.m. in the Building 50 Auditorium. More>

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