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Newswise: How We Choose: Applying ‘Decision Science’ to Transportation Behaviors
Released: 12-Mar-2020 9:00 AM EDT
How We Choose: Applying ‘Decision Science’ to Transportation Behaviors
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Can scientists understand human behavior enough to figure out what drives the choices you make? In fact, it’s called “decision science,” and it’s something that Anna Spurlock, a behavioral economist with Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), specializes in.

Newswise: Improving Indoor Air Quality During Wildfires
Released: 25-Oct-2019 4:15 PM EDT
Improving Indoor Air Quality During Wildfires
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

A Q&A with Berkeley Lab indoor air scientists on protecting homes, schools, and other buildings, from air pollution during wildfires.

Newswise: Using Physics to Keep Our Electrical Grid Safe
Released: 24-Oct-2019 1:00 PM EDT
Using Physics to Keep Our Electrical Grid Safe
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

A Q&A with a Berkeley Lab computer security expert on cyberattacks

Newswise: Using Faster Computing to Better Predict Earthquake Damage to Infrastructure
Released: 18-Oct-2019 2:55 PM EDT
Using Faster Computing to Better Predict Earthquake Damage to Infrastructure
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

A Q&A with a Berkeley Lab scientist on how exascale computing could dramatically accelerate research and earthquake safety

Newswise: Tiny Toxins: How Algal Blooms Affect Coastal Systems Through a Complex Web of Interactions
Released: 28-Aug-2019 10:30 AM EDT
Tiny Toxins: How Algal Blooms Affect Coastal Systems Through a Complex Web of Interactions
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

A Q&A with scientist Michelle Newcomer on looking for unexpected causes of harmful algal blooms. Harmful and nuisance algal blooms are thought to have a number of contributing causal factors, including a build-up of nutrients, unusually high water temperatures, and extreme weather events such as floods and drought. But an understanding of the connectivity between these triggers is missing, as is an ability to predict the onset of the blooms.

Newswise: Moving Forward on Desalination
Released: 31-Jul-2019 10:05 AM EDT
Moving Forward on Desalination
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

A Q&A with scientist Jeff Urban, who explains forward osmosis and how Berkeley Lab is pushing the frontiers of this emerging technology

Newswise: How Drought and Other Extremes Impact Water Pollution
Released: 10-Oct-2018 11:30 AM EDT
How Drought and Other Extremes Impact Water Pollution
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

One in 10 Americans depends on the Colorado River for bathing and drinking. Last fall’s record-high temperatures reduced Colorado snowpack in winter 2018 to 66 percent of normal, sparking concern over water shortages downstream and leaving water managers fearful of a repeat. Berkeley Lab hydrological science expert Bhavna Arora explains how unseasonably warm weather and drought can affect water quality.


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