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DOE NATIONAL LABORATORY:
LAWRENCE BERKELEY
NATIONAL LABORATORY

Ernest Orlando Lawrence founded LBNL, the oldest of the national laboratories, in 1931. Lawrence invented the cyclotron, which led to a Golden Age of particle physics and revolutionary discoveries about the nature of the universe.

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Explore galaxies far, far away at internet speeds

Explore galaxies far, far away at internet speeds

Scientists have released an 'expansion pack' for a virtual tour of the universe that you can enjoy from the comfort of your own computer. The latest version of the publicly accessible images of the sky, which can be viewed using an interactive Sky Viewer tool, roughly doubles the size of the searchable universe from the project's original release in May.

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Fortifying computer chips for space travel

One of the most long-lived and active space-chip testing programs is at the Berkeley Lab. Since 1979, most American satellites and many major NASA projects including the Mars Rover Curiosity, the space shuttles, and the new Orion capsule, have had one or more electronic components go through Berkeley Lab's cyclotron.

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Fortifying computer chips for space travel

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New galaxy-hunting sky camera sees redder better
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