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Berkeley Lab to Lead Multimillion-Dollar Geothermal Energy Project

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The Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) will lead a new $9 million project aimed at removing technical barriers to commercialization of enhanced geothermal systems (EGS), a clean energy technology with the...
20-Jul-2017 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Report: Compact, Precise Beam Could Aid in Nuclear Security

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A Berkeley Lab-led report highlights a new, compact technique for producing beams with precisely controlled energy and direction that could “see” through thick steel and concrete to more easily detect and identify concealed or smuggled nuclear...
17-Jul-2017 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

India's EV Drive Will Boost Power Utilities, Increase Energy Security

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India is pushing hard to electrify its automobile market, aiming to sell only electric vehicles (EVs) by 2030. But what impact will that shift have on the country's utilities and the grid? A new report by scientists at Lawrence Berkeley National...
17-Jul-2017 1:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

New Berkeley Lab Algorithms Extract Biological Structure from Limited Data

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A new Berkeley Lab algorithmic framework called multi-tiered iterative phasing (M-TIP) utilizes advanced mathematical techniques to determine 3D molecular structure of important nanoobjects like proteins and viruses from very sparse sets of noisy,...
10-Jul-2017 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Shading and Lighting Retrofits Slash Energy Use in New York “Living Lab” Office Demonstration

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By using advanced lighting and automated shades, scientists from the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) found that occupants on one floor of a high-rise office building in New York City were able to reduce...
10-Jul-2017 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

A Whole-Genome Sequenced Rice Mutant Resource for the Study of Biofuel Feedstocks

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Researchers at the DOE Joint BioEnergy Institute, in collaboration with the Joint Genome Institute, are reporting the first whole-genome sequence of a mutant population of Kitaake, a model variety of rice. Their high-density, high-resolution catalog...
5-Jul-2017 1:35 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Will Brain-Inspired Chips Make a Dent in Science’s Big Data Problems?

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Although neuromorphic computing is still in its infancy, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) researchers hope that these tiny, low-power, brain-inspired computing systems could one day help alleviate some of science’s big data...
5-Jul-2017 12:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

New Studies of Ancient Concrete Could Teach Us to Do as the Romans Did

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A new look inside 2,000-year-old Roman concrete has provided new clues to the evolving chemistry and mineral cements that allow ancient harbor structures to withstand the test of time.
30-Jun-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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