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New 3-D Simulations Show How Galactic Centers Cool Their Jets

Scientists at Berkeley Lab and Purdue University developed new theories and 3-D simulations to explain what’s at work in the mysterious jets of energy and matter beaming from the center of galaxies at nearly the speed of light.
14-Aug-2017 12:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Defining Standards for Genomes From Uncultivated Microorganisms

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In Nature Biotechnology, an international team led by DOE Joint Genome Institute researchers has developed standards for the minimum metadata to be supplied with single amplified genomes (SAGs) and metagenome-assembled genomes (MAGs) submitted to...
9-Aug-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Annual Wind Power Report Confirms Technology Advancements, Improved Project Performance, and Low Wind Energy Prices

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Wind energy pricing for land-based, utility-scale projects remains attractive to utility and commercial purchasers, according to an annual report released by the U.S. Department of Energy and prepared by Berkeley Lab. Prices offered by newly built...
8-Aug-2017 12:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

New Simulations Could Help in Hunt for Massive Mergers of Neutron Stars, Black Holes

Scientists at Berkeley Lab have developed new computer models to explore what happens when a black hole joins with a neutron star – the superdense remnant of an exploded star.
2-Aug-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

A Semiconductor That Can Beat the Heat

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A newly discovered collective rattling effect in a type of crystalline semiconductor blocks most heat transfer while preserving high electrical conductivity – a rare pairing that scientists say could reduce heat buildup in electronic devices and...
28-Jul-2017 5:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

New Light-Activated Catalyst Grabs CO2 to Make Ingredients for Fuel

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Scientists at Berkeley Lab have developed a “spongy,” light-activated material that converts carbon dioxide into carbon monoxide, which can be used to turn into liquid fuels and other useful products. This is done without generating unwanted by...
24-Jul-2017 4:15 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Seeing More with PET Scans: Scientists Discover New Way to Label Chemical Compounds for Medical Imaging

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Researchers have found a surprisingly versatile workaround to create chemical compounds that could prove useful for medical imaging and drug development.
27-Jul-2017 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

DOE User Facilities Join Forces to Tackle Biology’s Big Data

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Through the “Facilities Integrating Collaborations for User Science” (FICUS) initiative, 6 proposals have been selected to participate in a new partnership between the DOE Joint Genome Institute and the National Energy Research Scientific...
25-Jul-2017 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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