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Science, Etc.
October 2014
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Advanced Light Source User Develops Drug to Save Ebola Victims
With the Ebola virus outbreak worsening and the news of two Americans recovering thanks to a cutting-edge drug treatment, structural biologist Erica Ollmann Saphire (front) has been thrust into the news. She says the attention helps shed light on the importance of public funding for basic research. More>
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Lab's First 'Citizen Science' Project Launched: Range Hood Roundup

Help the Lab's Indoor Air Quality group gather information about cooking patterns and kitchen ventilation by sending them data collected from your home. The information will aid the development of recommendations to reduce pollution and improve health via building codes and standards. Go here to take the round up. Send the link to friends and family as well.
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Interactive Map Reveals Rooftop Reflectance for Five California Cities
Lab scientists used aerial imagery to create an interactive map that displays the solar reflectance (also known as albedo) of individual roofs in Bakersfield, Long Beach, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and San Jose. More>
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Simulations Reveal An Unusual Death for Ancient Stars
Certain primordial stars may have died unusually. In death, these objects would have exploded as supernovae and burned completely, leaving no remnant black hole behind. Supercomputer simulations at the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center helped astrophysicists arrive at this conclusion. More>
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Eight Big Ideas in Eight Minutes at Oct. 8 Theater Event
Eight Lab scientists will take the stage from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Kaiser Center Auditorium in Oakland to discuss their research, from solar-powered vaccine refrigerators and cool roof maps, to radiation pills and space dust. Registration is now closed; however, due to attrition, we encourage you to stop by. Screens will be available for watching the event if no seats are left. More>
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Lab Director Co-Writes Op-Ed Touting Benefits of National Lab System
Paul Alivisatos and others illuminate the national lab system's unsung contributions to improvements in energy supply and renewables, security of nuclear material, and health and medicine. The value of the labs will be on display during a science and technology exhibit on Capitol Hill next week. More>
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Lab Permanently Hires Three Persons With Disabilities Through Project SEARCH
Three divisions at the Lab have permanently hired employees through Project SEARCH, which provides job training to individuals with developmental disabilities. The unemployment rate for those with disabilities is extremely high: nationwide, 92 percent of those interested in working are unemployed. Of the 8 percent who are employed, at least 50 percent are earning below minimum wage. More>
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Preschool Science Enthusiast Visits Lab
Matt Pizzolo wrote the Lab to see if his son Isaac, who loves chemistry and has memorized the periodic table, could get a tour. The four-and-a-half year-old visited the Advanced Light Source (pictured), a historical exhibit, and the Molecular Foundry. More>
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Hear Lab researchers define scientific terms in lay language.


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Science, Etc.
October 2014
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Advanced Light Source User Develops Drug to Save Ebola Victims
With the Ebola virus outbreak worsening and the news of two Americans recovering thanks to a cutting-edge drug treatment, structural biologist Erica Ollmann Saphire (front) has been thrust into the news. She says the attention helps shed light on the importance of public funding for basic research. More>
__________________________________
Lab's First 'Citizen Science' Project Launched: Range Hood Roundup

Help the Lab's Indoor Air Quality group gather information about cooking patterns and kitchen ventilation by sending them data collected from your home. The information will aid the development of recommendations to reduce pollution and improve health via building codes and standards. Go here to take the round up. Send the link to friends and family as well.
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Interactive Map Reveals Rooftop Reflectance for Five California Cities
Lab scientists used aerial imagery to create an interactive map that displays the solar reflectance (also known as albedo) of individual roofs in Bakersfield, Long Beach, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and San Jose. More>
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Simulations Reveal An Unusual Death for Ancient Stars
Certain primordial stars may have died unusually. In death, these objects would have exploded as supernovae and burned completely, leaving no remnant black hole behind. Supercomputer simulations at the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center helped astrophysicists arrive at this conclusion. More>
__________________________________
Eight Big Ideas in Eight Minutes at Oct. 8 Theater Event
Eight Lab scientists will take the stage from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Kaiser Center Auditorium in Oakland to discuss their research, from solar-powered vaccine refrigerators and cool roof maps, to radiation pills and space dust. Registration is now closed; however, due to attrition, we encourage you to stop by. Screens will be available for watching the event if no seats are left. More>
__________________________________
Lab Director Co-Writes Op-Ed Touting Benefits of National Lab System
Paul Alivisatos and others illuminate the national lab system's unsung contributions to improvements in energy supply and renewables, security of nuclear material, and health and medicine. The value of the labs will be on display during a science and technology exhibit on Capitol Hill next week. More>
__________________________________
Lab Permanently Hires Three Persons With Disabilities Through Project SEARCH
Three divisions at the Lab have permanently hired employees through Project SEARCH, which provides job training to individuals with developmental disabilities. The unemployment rate for those with disabilities is extremely high: nationwide, 92 percent of those interested in working are unemployed. Of the 8 percent who are employed, at least 50 percent are earning below minimum wage. More>
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Preschool Science Enthusiast Visits Lab
Matt Pizzolo wrote the Lab to see if his son Isaac, who loves chemistry and has memorized the periodic table, could get a tour. The four-and-a-half year-old visited the Advanced Light Source (pictured), a historical exhibit, and the Molecular Foundry. More>
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Quick Links
Director's Ice Bucket Challenge
Video Glossary
Hear Lab researchers define scientific terms in lay language.


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