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Study Recommends Strong Role for National Labs in ‘Second Laser Revolution’

A new study calls for the U.S. to step up its laser R&D efforts to better compete with major overseas efforts to build large, high-power laser systems, and notes progress and milestones at the Department of Energy’s Berkeley Lab Laser Accelerator...
20-Apr-2018 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Largest Ever Database of U.S. Wind Turbines Released

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), in collaboration with public and private partners, has released the most comprehensive publicly available database yet of U.S. wind turbine locations and characteristics. The United States Wind...
19-Apr-2018 12:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Valleytronics Discovery Could Extend Limits of Moore's Law

Research appearing today in Nature Communications finds useful new information-handling potential in samples of tin(II) sulfide (SnS), a candidate "valleytronics" transistor material that might one day enable chipmakers to pack more computing power...
13-Apr-2018 4:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Tiny Distortions in Universe’s Oldest Light Reveal Clearer Picture of Strands in Cosmic Web

Scientists have decoded faint distortions in the patterns of the universe’s earliest light to map huge tubelike structures invisible to our eyes – known as filaments – that serve as superhighways for delivering matter to dense hubs such as...
10-Apr-2018 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Freedom and Flexibility: Thinking Outside the Cell for Functional Genomics

JGI has developed capabilities to move beyond generating a DNA sequence to understanding gene functions. Through the JGI’s Emerging Technologies Opportunity Program, researchers aim to develop an optimized cell-free platform to help speed up the...
4-Apr-2018 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


First Direct Observations of Methane’s Increasing Greenhouse Effect at the Earth’s Surface

Scientists have directly measured the increasing greenhouse effect of methane at the Earth’s surface for the first time. A research team from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) tracked a rise in...
2-Apr-2018 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Scientists Develop Sugar-Coated Nanosheets to Selectively Target Pathogens

A team led by Berkeley Lab scientists has developed a process for creating ultrathin, self-assembling sheets of synthetic materials that can function like designer flypaper in selectively binding with viruses, bacteria, and other pathogens. The new...
29-Mar-2018 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Berkeley Lab Scientists Print All-Liquid 3-D Structures

Scientists from the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have developed a way to print 3-D structures composed entirely of liquids. Using a modified 3-D printer, they injected threads of water into silicone...
28-Mar-2018 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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