Thursday, April 30, 2009
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A story on this topic also appeared in Technology Review and BBC News Online.
I would like to clarify information included in the Daily Cal article "Campus Buses, Night Shuttles May Be Given Up to AC Transit" that ran on April 20.
While UC Berkeley is considering turning over the management of its bus service to AC Transit, Berkeley Lab is not part of these negotiations, and is not involved with the campus's decision.
In a separate effort, Berkeley Lab is seeking to provide a more efficient and safer bus service for employees. We are considering the possibility of subcontracting bus services to an outside vendor. This potential move is not a cost-saving measure, and the current level of service will be maintained if not enhanced. As part of the subcontracting process, the Lab will be requiring that vendors provide a plan for hiring all current Lab-career bus drivers. Our intent is to keep our drivers while improving service for our employees and the many students and faculty who come to Berkeley Lab each day.
Paul Alivisatos Interim Director of Lawrence Berkeley National Lab
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
In a segment of the documentary series “Eye on the Bay,” KPIX CBS-5 TV producer David Stoelk interviews physicist Richard Muller and visits the “super-secret” laboratory (well, not at the time—the secrecy came later) on the UC Berkeley campus where, early in 1941, Glenn Seaborg and his colleagues chemically separated plutonium from artificial isotopes they had created with the 60-Inch Cyclotron. View the segment (it starts eight minutes into the video) and take a plutonium trivia quiz on series producer Brian Hackney's blog.
The Department of Energy will pay $30 million over five years to two professors at the University of California, Berkeley, for research on cleaning up power plant pollution.Professors Berend Smit and Donald DePaolo will get $2 million and $4 million a year, respectively, to seek better ways to clean carbon out of the emissions from power plants and natural gas wells and to put it underground.
This “carbon capture and sequestration” technology will keep carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere, where it is believed to add to global warming.Smit is a chemist and DePaolo is a geologist and head of the Earth Sciences unit at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory on the hill above U.C. Berkeley’s campus. More>
This story also appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle, UC Berkeley News Center, Lab Manager Magazine, and the Daily Californian.
You don’t necessarily have to spend money to save money on data center power use. The Energy Department’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) is engaged in several projects with industry partners to demonstrate how cooling and information technology systems can work together to more effectively manage air flow in data centers, thus improving energy efficiency. More>
Friday, April 24, 2009
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UC Santa Barbara Collaboration Gets $6.1 Million for Diamond-based Quantum Information Processing and Communication
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A story on this also appeared in eWeek.com
saline formation in Joseph City, west of Holbrook.The carbon dioxide injection will occur on Arizona Public Service Company's Cholla Power Plant property in Navajo County at a depth of about 3,500 feet. The WESTCARB injection project is sponsored by APS and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, with funding from the Department of Energy. More>
Friday, April 10, 2009
A story on this also appeared in the Tech Herald, Digital Journal
Thursday, April 9, 2009
A story on this research also appeared in RedOrbit
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
A story on this also appeared in the Daily California