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  • 2706 Greener Days Ahead for Carbon Fuels
    A discovery by researchers at Berkeley Lab and the Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis shows that recycling carbon dioxide into valuable chemicals and fuels can be economical and efficient – all through a single copper catalyst. The post Greener Days Ahead for Carbon Fuels appeared first o... [theresa]
  • 2705 Massive New Dark Matter Detector Gets Its ‘Eyes’
    The LUX-ZEPLIN dark matter detector, which will soon begin its deep-underground search for particles thought to account for most matter in the universe, now has "eyes." The post Massive New Dark Matter Detector Gets Its ‘Eyes’ appeared first on News Center. [glennroberts]
  • 2704 Sierra Snowpack Could Drop Significantly By End of Century
    A future warmer world will almost certainly feature a decline in fresh water from the Sierra Nevada mountain snowpack. Now a new study by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory that analyzed the headwater regions of California’s 10 major reservoirs, representing nearly half of the state’s surfac... [juliechao]
  • 2703 Topological Matters: Toward a New Kind of Transistor
    An experiment conducted at Berkeley Lab has demonstrated, for the first time, electronic switching in an exotic, ultrathin material that can carry a charge with nearly zero loss at room temperature. Researchers demonstrated this switching when subjecting the material to a low-current electric field... [glennroberts]
  • 2702 Topping Off a Telescope with New Tools to Explore Dark Energy
    Key components for the sky-mapping Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument, weighing about 12 tons, were hoisted atop the Mayall Telescope at Kitt Peak National Observatory near Tucson, Arizona, and bolted into place last week, marking a major project milestone. The post Topping Off a Telescope with N... [glennroberts]
  • 2701 How Berkeley Lab is Advancing Microelectronics
    In collaboration with scientists at Intel Corp., Berkeley Lab scientist Ramamoorthy Ramesh proposes a new memory in logic device for replacing or augmenting conventional transistors. The post How Berkeley Lab is Advancing Microelectronics appeared first on News Center. [juliechao]
  • 2700 Four College Teams to Converge at Berkeley Lab for DOE CyberForce Competition
    Four college teams – UC Berkeley, UC Davis, Cal State University San Bernardino, and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – will square off at Berkeley Lab on Dec. 1 as part of DOE’s fourth collegiate CyberForce Competition. The event aims to address the cybersecurity capability gap and incre... [theresa]
  • 2699 FIONA Measures the Mass Number of 2 Superheavy Elements: Moscovium and Nihonium
    A team led by nuclear physicists at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) has reported the first direct measurements of the mass numbers for the nuclei of two superheavy elements: moscovium, which is element 115, and nihonium, element 113. They obtained t... [glennroberts]
  • 2698 Potential New Way to Boost Biofuels and Bioproducts Production
    Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI) have gained insight into the primary process by which all cells harness energy, known as cellular respiration, of E. coli bacteria and a species of yeast, each of which are common hosts for biofuels and bioproducts. Their ... [juliechao]
  • 2697 Four Berkeley Lab Scientists Named AAAS Fellows
    Four Berkeley Lab scientists – Allen Goldstein, Sung-Hou Kim, Susannah Tringe, and Katherine Yelick – have been named Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world’s largest general scientific society. They are among the 416 scientists awarded the distin... [theresa]
  • 2696 Berkeley Lab, Oak Ridge National Lab Share 2018 ACM Gordon Bell Prize
    A team of computational scientists and engineers from Berkeley Lab, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and NVIDIA has been awarded the ACM Gordon Bell Prize for applying an exascale-class deep learning application to extreme climate data and breaking the exaop (1 billion billion calculations) computing... [theresa]
  • 2695 Berkeley Lab Wins 2018 R&D 100 Award; Special Recognition Award for Cyclotron Road Startup
    An online data management tool for water/energy retrofits, and a device that recycles carbon dioxide into renewable fuels have both been recognized in the 2018 R&D 100 Awards given to Berkeley Lab. The post Berkeley Lab Wins 2018 R&D 100 Award; Special Recognition Award for Cyclotron Road Start... [theresa]
  • 2694 Berkeley Lab Wins 2018 R&D 100 Award, and Special Recognition Award for Cyclotron Road Startup
    An online data management tool for water/energy retrofits, and a device that recycles carbon dioxide into renewable fuels have both been recognized in the 2018 R&D 100 Awards given to Berkeley Lab. The post Berkeley Lab Wins 2018 R&D 100 Award, and Special Recognition Award for Cyclotron Road S... [theresa]
  • 2693 Q&A: How to Protect Yourself and Your Family From Wildfire Smoke
    Berkeley Lab indoor air experts Brett Singer and Woody Delp advise: stay indoors, consider a mask, limit activities, use air filtration systems, or even build your own. The post Q&A: How to Protect Yourself and Your Family From Wildfire Smoke appeared first on News Center. [juliechao]
  • 2692 Climate Simulations Project Wetter, Windier Hurricanes
    New supercomputer simulations by climate scientists at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have shown that climate change intensified the amount of rainfall in recent hurricanes such as Katrina, Irma, and Maria by 5 to 10 percent. They further found that if those hurricanes were to occur in a fut... [juliechao]
  • 2691 Scientists Bring Polymers Into Atomic-Scale Focus
    A Berkeley Lab-led research has adapted a powerful electron-based imaging technique to obtain a first-of-its-kind image of atomic-scale structure in a synthetic polymer. The research could ultimately inform polymer fabrication methods and lead to new designs for materials and devices that incorpora... [glennroberts]
  • 2690 Scientists Capture Photosynthesis in Unprecedented Detail
    Grab some popcorn: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) scientists have succeeded in capturing a more detailed picture than ever of the steps in the reaction mechanisms in photosynthesis, the process by which plants use sunlight to split water and produce oxygen while making the car... [juliechao]
  • 2689 A Next Step for GRETA: A Better Gamma-Ray Detector
    A new high-resolution gamma-ray detector system – designed to reveal new details about the structure and inner workings of atomic nuclei, and to elevate our understanding of matter and the stellar creation of elements – has passed an important project milestone. The post A Next Step for GRET... [glennroberts]
  • 2688 Award Finalists Demonstrate Improved Nuclear Physics Code for Supercomputing
    André Walker-Loud, a staff scientist at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), is co-leader of a team that is among the six finalists for the Association of Computing Machinery’s Gordon Bell Prize that will be awarded this month. The post Award Final... [glennroberts]
  • 2687 Photosynthesis Like a Moss
    Moss evolved after algae but before vascular land plants, such as ferns and trees, making them an interesting target for scientists studying photosynthesis, the process by which plants convert sunlight to fuel. Now researchers at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory ha... [juliechao]