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Pair of Research Products to Improve Power System Reliability and Resilience

July 31st, 2018

A newly updated online tool and guidebook will help utilities measure the cost and impact of power outages, a key strategic consideration as the nation works to modernize the electricity system, and especially important now during hot summer months that can strain the power grid.

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2018 Berkeley Lab Physics Photowalk Winners Announced

July 27th, 2018

A photo featuring a view of UC Berkeley’s landmark Campanile building, the San Francisco cityscape and bay, and the south side of the Shyh Wang Hall building at Berkeley Lab was judged as the winner in a local Physics Photowalk photo competition organized by the Lab. The photo was submitted by Michael Dawson, an amateur photographer.

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Remembering Berkeley Lab’s First Electrical Engineer: William R. ‘Bill’ Baker

July 24th, 2018

William R. “Bill” Baker, who died May 4 at age 103, was a lifelong engineer with an unrelenting mind and boundless ingenuity. He was the first electrical engineer hired by Ernest Orlando Lawrence, the namesake of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

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Ravi Prasher Named Berkeley Lab’s Associate Director for Energy Technologies

July 19th, 2018

Ravi Prasher has been appointed Associate Laboratory Director for Energy Technologies at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab). The announcement follows an international search.

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Splitting Water: Nanoscale Imaging Yields Key Insights

July 18th, 2018

In the quest to realize artificial photosynthesis to convert sunlight, water, and carbon dioxide into fuel – just as plants do – researchers need to not only identify materials to efficiently perform photoelectrochemical water splitting, but also to understand why a certain material may or may not work. Now scientists at Berkeley Lab have pioneered a technique that uses nanoscale imaging to understand how local, nanoscale properties can affect a material’s macroscopic performance.

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A Supercool Component for a Next-Generation Dark Matter Experiment

July 17th, 2018

A large titanium cryostat designed to keep its contents chilled to minus 148 degrees has completed its journey from Europe to South Dakota, where it will become part of a next-generation dark matter detector for the LUX-ZEPLIN (LZ) experiment.

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Q&A: Berkeley Lab’s Spencer Klein Talks About IceCube Then and Now, and What’s Next

July 12th, 2018

In this Q&A, Berkeley Lab physicist Spencer Klein, who has been a part of the IceCube collaboration since 2004, discusses Berkeley Lab’s historic contributions to IceCube, and IceCube’s contributions to science.