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Newswise: Using Faster Computing to Better Predict Earthquake Damage to Infrastructure

Article ID: 721018

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

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18-Oct-2019 2:55 PM EDT
Newswise: Barbara Jacak Receives 2019 Distinguished Scientist Fellow Award

Article ID: 720879

Barbara Jacak Receives 2019 Distinguished Scientist Fellow Award

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Barbara Jacak, director of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory’s Nuclear Science Division since 2015, has been named a 2019 Distinguished Scientist Fellow by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science.

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16-Oct-2019 2:30 PM EDT
Newswise: Unlocking the Biochemical Treasure Chest Within Microbes
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    14-Oct-2019 11:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 720621

Unlocking the Biochemical Treasure Chest Within Microbes

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

An international team of scientists lead by the Joint Genome Institute has developed a genetic engineering tool that makes producing and analyzing microbial secondary metabolites – the basis for many important agricultural, industrial, and medical products – much easier than before, and could even lead to breakthroughs in biomanufacturing.

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11-Oct-2019 2:20 PM EDT
Newswise: New $100M Innovation Hub to Accelerate R&D for a Secure Water Future

Article ID: 719468

New $100M Innovation Hub to Accelerate R&D for a Secure Water Future

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

The National Alliance for Water Innovation, which is led by the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), has been awarded a five-year, $100-million Energy-Water Desalination Hub by DOE (pending appropriations) to address water security issues in the United States. The Hub will focus on early-stage research and development for energy-efficient and cost-competitive desalination technologies and for treating nontraditional water sources for various end uses.

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23-Sep-2019 2:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 719217

How to Get a Particle Detector on a Plane

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Berkeley Lab is one of five sites around the globe that is building detector panels for an upgrade project that will improve the performance of a particle detector’s inner tracking system – including its resolution to take snapshots of particle collisions, its durability, and data-collection speed.

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19-Sep-2019 11:00 AM EDT
Newswise: ESnet a Key Partner on Project to Build Novel Network Research Infrastructure

Article ID: 719128

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

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

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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17-Sep-2019 2:05 PM EDT
Newswise: New Investigation Cuts Through the Haze Surrounding “Smoke-Free” Tobacco Products

Article ID: 718486

New Investigation Cuts Through the Haze Surrounding “Smoke-Free” Tobacco Products

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

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

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9-Sep-2019 8:00 AM EDT

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