Researchers have created a sort of nanoscale display case that enables new atomic-scale views of hard-to-study chemical and biological samples. The work could help to reveal new structural details for a range of challenging molecules by stabilizing them inside sturdy structures known as metal-organic frameworks (MOFs). More>
JBEI’s iCLEM program offers paid summer science experience to current sophomores and juniors in Alameda, Contra Costa, and San Francisco schools. Selected students will complete a real-world biofuels research project in a state-of-the-art lab, prepare for the college admissions process, and explore STEM careers. Application deadline is March 12. More>
Advanced Light Source user Marie Jackson has recommended that Roman concrete be used to construct a seawall for Swansea Lagoon, based in part on her research conducted in collaboration with the Lab’s Paulo Monteiro. Roman-style concrete is made with volcanic ash and is not only strong, but produces far fewer carbon dioxide emissions than traditional Portland cement. More>
When you receive your annual W-2 Wage and Tax Statement later this month, scammers will use the opportunity to try to get their hands on your personal information. The IRS estimates that identity thieves have stolen over $8 billion over the past few years, with a significant increase in phishing and malware incidents during tax season. UC offers some protection tips here.