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6 posts from March 2010


Researchers Help ‘Science Guy’ Develop Chabot Climate Website, Exhibit

Source: TABL Bill Nye, aka the “Science Guy,” has collaborated with the Chabot Space and Science Center to develop a climate website and companion museum show, which is currently in development. Lab contributors include Allan Chen (EETD), Bill Collins and Inez Fung (Earth Sciences), Michael Levi (Physics), and Chris Somerville...

Earth Sciences Gets Funding for CO2 Reduction Project

Source: Berkeley Lab TABL The Earth Sciences Division has received $200,000 in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funding for the Northern California CO2 Reduction Project. The goal of this project is to demonstrate commercial-scale CO2 storage in deep underground geologic formations. The principal investigator is John Beyer. Read more »


A Bold New Biology Beamline

Source: Berkeley Lab TABL The new beamline 5.4 facility boasts numerous tools for synchrotron radiation-Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (SR-FTIR) for doing real-time biochemistry in living cells, including cells in aqueous environments – which makes it an ideal instrument for both life sciences and environmental sciences. A great advantage of synchrotron...


Clays, Brines & CO2: molecular scale views of interfaces

Who: Ian Bourg, Research Scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Dr. Bourg's research is focused on the study of interfacial phenomena at the molecular, pore, and continuum scales. When/Where: 3/19/2010 @ 10:00 a.m., LBNL, Building 50 Auditorium or view via ReadyTalk (2 step process) More info »


Zircons from Hell?

Who: John W. Valley, Department of Geoscience, University of Wisconsin-Madison What: Download the Flyer (pdf) Where: Building 50 Auditorium When: 10:30 am to 12 pm, March 12, 2010 Why: About the Distinguished Scientist Seminar Series Video Replay: Biosketch: John Valley is the Van Hise Professor of Geology at the University...


ESD Scientists Awarded LDRD

Source: Berkeley Lab News Center By: Paul Pruess The “Discovery” track of Berkeley Lab’s Laboratory Directed Research and Development proposal review encourages bold, highly innovative concepts with strong potential for impact in their fields, independent of divisional programs and lab-wide initiatives. “Enhanced Subsurface Fluid Characterization Using Joint Hydrological and Geophysical...