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September 9, 2013
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From Mentee to Mentor, Berkeley Lab’s Education Programs Inspire Scientists

Question: “What did you do this summer?” Answer: “I built the Advanced Light Source.” It’s the rare undergraduate who can say they spent their vacation building a third-generation synchrotron, but that’s exactly what Seno Rekawa did in the summer of … Continue reading

April 29, 2013
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Research Finds Invasive Kudzu Bugs May Pose Greater Threat Than Previously Thought

The invasive kudzu bug has the potential to be a major agricultural pest, causing significant damage to economically important soybean crops. Conventional wisdom has held that the insect pests will be limited to areas in the southern United States, but … Continue reading

April 1, 2013
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New Study Reveals How Sensitive U.S. East Coast Regions May Be to Ocean Acidification

A continental-scale chemical survey in the waters of the eastern U.S. and Gulf of Mexico is helping researchers determine how distinct bodies of water will resist changes in acidity. The study, which measures varying levels of carbon dioxide (CO2) and … Continue reading

February 12, 2013
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Caching In: How Some Organizations Are Using Big Data to Change the Way They Do Business

As big data access shifts to the masses, The Weather Company and other top global companies are showing the world how it’s done. REDMOND, Wash. — Feb. 12, 2012 —Big data is changing the way organizations do business, make discoveries, … Continue reading

December 14, 2012
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Monitoring Hurricanes: Georgia Tech Engineers Assist NASA with Instrument for Remotely Measuring Storm Intensity

A device designed by engineers at the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) is part of the Hurricane Imaging Radiometer (HIRAD), an experimental airborne system developed by the Earth Science Office at the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center in Alabama. Known … Continue reading

October 31, 2012
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Driver’s ed for Robots

UD joins research team teaching robots to respond in disaster emergencies How do you teach a robot to get into vehicle and drive it? Three University of Delaware professors plan to figure it out by the end of next year. … Continue reading

September 3, 2011
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Innovation Served on a Napkin: How GTRI Moved a Simple Idea From Inspiration to Fabrication

A ground-breaking innovation, birthed in a sudden flash of insight, is the stuff of legend. Air conditioning, Kevlar, the DNA-replicating process known as PCR (polymerase chain reaction) — each was the product of a Eureka! moment. The list may soon … Continue reading

June 24, 2011
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Aspiring Journalist Also Sets Her Sights on Winning A National Pageant

In the spring of last year, Yale junior Liane Membis acted on a whim and found it opened up opportunities she never before considered. That was when she made a spontaneous decision to take part in the Miss Black and … Continue reading