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New Glass Tops Steel in Strength and Toughness

A new type of damage-tolerant metallic glass, demonstrating a strength and toughness beyond that of steel or any other known material, has been developed and tested by a collaboration of researchers with Berkeley Lab and Caltech.

From Dusty Punch Cards, New Insights Into Link Between Cholesterol and Heart Disease

A stack of punch cards from a landmark study published in 1966, and the legwork to track down the study’s participants years later, has yielded the longest analysis of the effects of lipoproteins on coronary heart disease. The study tracked almost 1,900 people over a 29-year period, which is nearly three times longer than other studies that examine the link between different sizes of high-density lipoprotein particles and heart disease.

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Launches Information Gathering Process for a Possible Second Campus

Given the urgent national need to make breakthroughs in energy research and transform these and other basic science discoveries into beneficial technologies, Berkeley Lab faces a critical lack of space for its current and future programs. Berkeley Lab has issued a request for qualifications (RFQ) for a second campus to consolidate current programs that are located in space spread throughout the Bay Area, and prepare for long-term future growth.

In Memorian, Albert Ghiorso, 1915-2010

Albert Ghiorso, lifelong nuclear scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, the co-discoverer of twelve chemical elements, more than anyone else in history, died December 26, 2010, at the age of 95.