Today at Berkeley Lab

Free Campus Screening of Film on Next Generation Reactors on Nov. 16

Next-generation nuclear reactors currently in development may play a key role in the nation’s energy future. “The New Fire” features young entrepreneurs and their efforts to show that new nuclear efforts are safe and achievable. The film’s director will participate in a Q&A after the screening. The 5:30 p.m. event is free, but tickets are required. More>

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Participants Sought for UC Berkeley’s Cleanweb Hackathon Nov. 17-18

Teams have 24 hours to create new solutions to challenges in energy, environment, and climate, with a chance to win $2,000 in cash prizes. Free food, beverages, and swag will be provided throughout the weekend. Go here for more information and to register.

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Call for Proposals: Philomathia Forum on Energy & Environment

The Philomathia Forum on Energy & Environment will provide up to $50,000 to fund a symposium or workshop on such topics as climate science and data, energy policy, energy efficiency using today’s energy supplies, fundamental and applied research to advance sustainable energy, climate adaptation strategies, and broad environmental issues and impacts. More>

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Campus Workshop on Global Challenges for Food Production

The Berkeley Energy and Resources Collaborative is hosting a roundtable on “Feeding the World at 9 Billion: Global Challenges for Food Production in a Compromised Environment” on Nov. 6 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the UC Berkeley campus. Get 50 percent off the ticket price with the code BERC50 (includes lunch). More>

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Hints From Hemoglobin Lead to Better Carbon Monoxide Storage

Carbon monoxide is an insidious poison because it loves the iron in our blood. This affinity for iron comes in handy in a newly created material that can absorb carbon monoxide far better than other materials, with potential applications in industrial processes like syngas production, where CO is a key player, and reactions where CO is an unwanted contaminant. More>

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Possible Protests on Campus This Afternoon and Tonight

In response to potential protests on campus today, the City of Berkeley will be closing Bancroft from College Ave. to Dana St. The north/south portions of streets between Durant and Bancroft will be closed from College Ave. to Dana St. The Lab’s Emergency Operations Center will monitor events, and employees will be notified of any adverse impacts to the Lab community.

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BASIS Science Outreach Program Sign-Up and Sept. 28 Kickoff Event

Sign up to become a science role model for elementary school students while teaching fun and engaging science and engineering lessons. Bay Area Scientists in Schools (BASIS) is a fun, easy way to inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers. Learn more at a kick-off event on Sept. 28, noon to 2 p.m. in 775 Tan Hall at UC Berkeley, which features hands-on activities and free pizza.

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Call for SkyDeck Applications; $100,000 in Startup Funding

Berkeley SkyDeck is now accepting applications for its Spring 2018 cohort through September 29, 2017. Accepted startups will be eligible to receive funding for up to $100,000 from the Berkeley SkyDeck Fund. Go here to apply. If you have questions, contact Berkeley SkyDeck here.

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Attend the 2017 Berkeley Visionary Awards

Please join the Berkeley Chamber, City of Berkeley, Berkeley Lab, and UC Berkeley in celebrating the 2017 Visionary Awards on Monday, Sept. 11th. The awards recognize and celebrate exceptional entrepreneurs who succeed in launching and growing their enterprises in Berkeley. The Chamber is offering a 50% discount on tickets for Lab employees. Use promo code “Visionary50.”

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Lab Physicist Gives August 19 Campus Talk on the Higgs Boson

Heather Gray of the Physics Division will introduce the complex experiments that are used to study the Higgs Boson particle and explain how researchers go about measuring its properties. Her lecture begins at 11 a.m. in 159 Mulford Hall on the UC Berkeley campus. More>

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