Space offers insight on benzene production, Berkeley Lab researchers find

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Researchers confirmed that free radicals can form benzene under conditions that are common in space. Although immediate practical application may be limited, the study contributes to a larger, important body of knowledge. (Pixabay License: No Attribution Required.)

Researchers at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, or Berkeley Lab, the University of Hawaii at Manoa and Florida International University released research May 21 confirming that free radicals can react and form benzene under conditions that are prevalent in interstellar space.
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UC Berkeley, UCLA, CU Boulder scientists collaborate to improve real-time functional imaging

The National Science Foundation granted the Science and Technology Center on Real-Time Functional Imaging, or STROBE, $24 million over a five year period. Researchers said that the cooperative efforts of experts in different fields, along with the diversity of resources and technologies accessible to participating institutions will enable more productive research.
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Berkeley Lab open house draws in curious crowds

A mad scientist on stilts was spotted Saturday morning roaming between the booths at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory’s annual open house to answer questions from the community. The Berkeley Lab hosted its annual open house Cirque des Sciences on Saturday, where scientists and researchers from the lab displayed their
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