With a modest effort, many of the energy savings technologies developed for buildings can
be transferred to the transportation sector. A vehicle thermal management research program
aims to save the energy equivalent of one to two billion gallons of gasoline per year by
using advanced solar control glazings and insulating components to reduce auto accessory
loads. Toward that end, a research team has created the world's first thermally insulated
Global computer climate models run at a
rather low resolution. For example, a model might treat the Rocky Mountains as a single
upslope from the Pacific while missing the Coastal Ranges and the Sierras altogether.
Berkeley Lab's Regional Climate Center is developing a climate model
accurate at spatial scales ranging from less than a hundred meters to as large as the
western United States, and over time scales that vary from hours to seasons to a century
When cellular engineer Carolyn Bertozzi heard the MacArthur Foundation was trying to reach
her, she thought "they're probably trying to get ahold of me for a quote about my
sister," Andrea, a Duke University math professor whom Carolyn regards as the smarter
one in the family. As it turns out, the MacArthur Foundation had the right Bertozzi. Carolyn, who does cell surface
remodeling, is the recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship.