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Are Students Getting Enough Air?

November 5th, 2019

Roughly 85% of recently installed HVAC systems in K-12 classrooms investigated in California did not provide adequate ventilation, according to a study from UC Davis and the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

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World-Leading Microscopes Take Candid Snapshots of Atoms in Their ‘Neighborhoods’

November 5th, 2019

Scientists at Berkeley Lab have demonstrated how a powerful electron microscopy technique can provide direct insight into the performance of any material – from strong metallic glass to flexible semiconducting films – by pinpointing specific atomic “neighborhoods.”

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Going Cold: The Future of Electron Microscopy

November 5th, 2019

Berkeley Lab researchers are pushing the boundaries of electron microscopy by exploring the exciting new frontier of cold microscopes.

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Machine Learning Algorithms Help Predict Traffic Headaches

November 4th, 2019

Berkeley Lab computer scientists are working with Caltrans to use high performance computing and machine learning to help improve real-time decision making when traffic incidents occur.

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Dark Matter Day Q&A with Berkeley Lab Physicist Quentin Riffard

October 31st, 2019

Quentin Riffard, a project scientist for the LUX-ZEPLIN dark matter detection experiment that is now being installed at the Sanford Underground Research Facility in Lead, South Dakota, shares his experiences in researching dark matter in this Q&A.

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Berkeley Lab Innovations Recognized With 3 R&D 100 Awards

October 30th, 2019

Cutting-edge technologies from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory to detect radiation, make buildings more energy efficient, and accelerate neuroscience research were honored with R&D 100 Awards by R&D World magazine.

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Dark Matter Experiment’s Central Component Takes a Deep Dive – Nearly a Mile Underground

October 29th, 2019

Last week, crews at the Sanford Underground Research Facility in South Dakota strapped the central component of LUX-ZEPLIN – the largest direct-detection dark matter experiment in the U.S. – below an elevator and s-l-o-w-l-y lowered it 4,850 feet down a shaft formerly used in gold-mining operations.