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ESnet a Key Partner on Project to Build Novel Network Research Infrastructure

September 17th, 2019

Berkeley Lab’s ESnet is one of five organizations leading an effort to create a nationwide research infrastructure that will enable the computer science and networking community to develop and test novel architectures that could yield a faster, more secure Internet.

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KATRIN Cuts the Mass Estimate for the Elusive Neutrino in Half

September 16th, 2019

An international team of scientists that includes Berkeley Lab researchers has announced a breakthrough in its quest to measure the mass of the neutrino, one of the most abundant yet elusive elementary particles in our universe.

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A Single Dose for Good Measure: How an Anti-Nuclear-Contamination Pill Could Also Help MRI Patients

September 12th, 2019

Scientists at Berkeley Lab are studying how an anti-radiation-poisoning pill could also help to protect people from the potential toxicity of gadolinium, a critical ingredient in widely used contrast dyes for MRI scans.

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New Investigation Cuts Through the Haze Surrounding ‘Smoke-Free’ Tobacco Products

September 9th, 2019

Marketed as a healthier alternative to cigarettes, a new class of tobacco products called heat-not-burn devices is quickly gaining in popularity across the globe. A study by Berkeley Lab’s Indoor Environment Group shows that, although the chemical emissions from these devices are lower than those produced by conventional cigarettes, they are still high enough to raise concern.

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Q&A with Berkeley Lab Nuclear Scientist Maria Żurek

September 5th, 2019

Maria Żurek, a postdoctoral researcher at Berkeley Lab, was invited to attend the 2019 Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting in Lindau, Germany, in early July. The annual event offers networking opportunities for students, postdoctoral researchers, and Nobel laureates from around the world. A total of 580 researchers and 39 Nobel laureates from 89 countries attended this year’s meeting.

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How California Wildfires Can Impact Water Availability

September 4th, 2019

In recent years, wildfires in the western United States have occurred with increasing frequency and scale. Climate change scenarios in California predict prolonged periods of drought with potential for conditions even more amenable to wildfires. The Sierra Nevada Mountains provide up to 70%

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Study Reveals ‘Radical’ Wrinkle in Forming Complex Carbon Molecules in Space

September 3rd, 2019

A team of scientists has discovered a new possible pathway toward forming carbon structures in space using a specialized chemical exploration technique at Berkeley Lab’s Advanced Light Source.