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Science Snapshots July 2020

Berkeley Lab Science Snapshots July 2020
1-Jul-2020 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Introducing a New Isotope: Mendelevium-244

A team of scientists working at Berkeley Lab’s 88-Inch Cyclotron has discovered a new form of the human-made element mendelevium. The newly created isotope, mendelevium-244, is the 17th and lightest form of the element, which was first discovered...
23-Jun-2020 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Off the Scales: Fish Armor Both Tough and Flexible

Humans have drawn technological inspiration from fish scales going back to ancient times: Romans, Egyptians, and other civilizations would dress their warriors in scale armor, providing both protection and mobility. Now, using advanced X-ray imaging...
18-Jun-2020 7:35 AM EDT Add to Favorites

In International Physics Collaborations, Working Remotely Is Nothing New

Marjorie Shapiro, an experimental particle physicist and faculty senior scientist at Berkeley Lab, has been accustomed to working remotely and observing extreme social distancing from some colleagues for years, given that the scientific experiment...
17-Jun-2020 12:15 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Could the Answer to Groundwater Resources Come From High in the Sky?

A new computational approach developed by scientists at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory offers a high-tech yet simple method for estimating groundwater: it pairs high-resolution images derived by satellite with advanced computer modeling to...
11-Jun-2020 7:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Showtime for Photosynthesis

Using a unique combination of nanoscale imaging and chemical analysis, an international team of researchers has revealed a key step in the molecular mechanism behind the water splitting reaction of photosynthesis, a finding that could help inform...
4-Jun-2020 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Scientists Aim Gene-Targeting Breakthrough Against COVID-19

Scientists at Berkeley Lab and Stanford have joined forces to aim a gene-targeting, antiviral agent called PAC-MAN against COVID-19.
4-Jun-2020 5:55 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Science Snapshots May 2020

World’s forests are growing younger, U.S. wind plant performance changes with age, and fungi food choices opens the door to better methods for producing bio-based products
3-Jun-2020 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites


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How We Choose: Applying ‘Decision Science’ to Transportation Behaviors

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...
12-Mar-2020 9:00 AM EDT

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Improving Indoor Air Quality During Wildfires

25-Oct-2019 4:15 PM EDT

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Using Physics to Keep Our Electrical Grid Safe

A Q&A with a Berkeley Lab computer security expert on cyberattacks
24-Oct-2019 1:00 PM EDT

On quantum, "we've only scratched the surface." Director of Berkeley Lab's Advanced Quantum Testbed available to talk what's next

23-Oct-2019 4:25 PM EDT

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Using Faster Computing to Better Predict Earthquake Damage to Infrastructure

18-Oct-2019 2:55 PM EDT

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Tiny Toxins: How Algal Blooms Affect Coastal Systems Through a Complex Web of Interactions

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...
28-Aug-2019 10:30 AM EDT

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Moving Forward on Desalination

A Q&A with scientist Jeff Urban, who explains forward osmosis and how Berkeley Lab is pushing the frontiers of this emerging technology
31-Jul-2019 10:05 AM EDT

Experts on Ecosystems Getting Greener in the Arctic

28-Jan-2019 1:05 PM EST

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