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July 2019

Algorithms Uncover Hidden Scientific Knowledge

Sure, computers can be used to play grand-master level chess, but can they make scientific discoveries? Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have shown that an algorithm with no training in materials science can scan the text of millions of papers and uncover new scientific knowledge.

June 2019

Innovative Testing for “Smog-Eating” Roof Shingles

Researchers at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) recently collaborated on the development of a new kind of roof shingle that will help reduce air pollution.

Cyclotron Road Cohort Four fellows Steve Yannone and Jill Fuss, founders of CinderBio

Changes at Cyclotron Road

Cyclotron Road, the successful entrepreneurial fellowship program founded by Berkeley Lab, will serve as a model for scaling up to reach more science entrepreneurs across the nation.  This is made possible through a grant from Schmidt Futures, a philanthropic initiative founded by Eric and Wendy Schmidt, to Activate (formerly Activation Energy)—the Berkeley-based nonprofit that has co-managed Berkeley Lab’s Cyclotron Road program since 2016.