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New Research Launched on Airborne Virus Transmission in Buildings

May 13th, 2020

As society prepares to reopen indoor spaces and ease back into some sense of normalcy during the COVID-19 pandemic, a team of researchers at Berkeley Lab is launching a study of the risk of airborne transmission of viruses within buildings and how to mitigate those risks.

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CUORE Underground Experiment in Italy Carries on Despite Pandemic

May 12th, 2020

As the COVID-19 outbreak took hold in Italy, researchers working on a nuclear physics experiment called CUORE at an underground laboratory in central Italy scrambled to keep the ultrasensitive experiment running and launch new tools and rules for remote operations.

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Making a Material World Better, Faster Now: Q&A With Materials Project Director Kristin Persson

May 8th, 2020

Berkeley Lab’s Kristin Persson shares her thoughts on what inspired her to launch the Materials Project online database, the future of materials research and machine learning, and how she found her own way into a STEM career.

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Study: Could Dark Matter Be Hiding in Existing Data?

May 4th, 2020

A new study, led by researchers at Berkeley Lab and UC Berkeley, suggests new paths for catching the signals of dark matter particles that have their energy absorbed by atomic nuclei.

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Berkeley Lab Researchers and Collaborators Elected into National Academy of Sciences

May 1st, 2020

Berkeley Lab scientists James Hurley and F. Dean Toste have been elected into the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research. Two researchers with close ties to Berkeley Lab were also elected into the 2020 NAS class.

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Scientists Explore Links Between Genetics, Gut Microbiome, and Memory

April 29th, 2020

Scientists from Pacific Northwest and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratories showed that both dietary and supplementary sources of a common gut microbe or its main chemical product, lactic acid, led to better memory performance in mice.

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2 Berkeley Lab Scientists, Visiting Scientist Elected as New Members of Honorary Society

April 29th, 2020

Two Berkeley Lab scientists and a visiting scientist are among the newest elected members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences – a 240-year-old honorary society that recognizes accomplished scholars, scientists and artists in academia, the humanities, arts, business, and government.