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Fungal Enzymes Team Up to More Efficiently Break Down Cellulose


Cost-effectively breaking down bioenergy crops into sugars that can then be converted into fuel is a barrier to commercially producing sustainable biofuels. Enabled by DOE User Facilities, a team reports that early lineages of fungi can form enzyme...
25-May-2017 5:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Berkeley Lab Helps California Get to Zero Net Energy Homes


California has established ambitious goals to reduce energy consumption in buildings, including a policy goal for all new residential buildings to be zero net energy (ZNE) by 2020. Now the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National...
25-May-2017 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

How X-Rays Helped to Solve Mystery of Floating Rocks

Experiments at Berkeley Lab’s Advanced Light Source have helped scientists to solve a mystery of why some rocks can float for years in the ocean, traveling thousands of miles before sinking.
23-May-2017 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

A Fresh Math Perspective Opens New Possibilities for Computational Chemistry


A new mathematical “shortcut” developed by Berkeley Lab researchers is speeding up molecular absorption calculations by a factor of five, so simulations that used to take 10 to 15 hours to compute can now be done in approximately 2.5 hours....
19-May-2017 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

HPC4Mfg Paper Manufacturing Project Yields First Results


Simulations run at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory as part of a unique collaboration with Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and an industry consortium could help U.S. paper manufacturers significantly reduce production costs and increase...
15-May-2017 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Scientists Print Nanoscale Imaging Probe onto Tip of Optical Fiber


Combining speed with incredible precision, a team of researchers has developed a way to print a nanoscale imaging probe onto the tip of a glass fiber as thin as a human hair, accelerating the production of the promising new device from several per...
9-May-2017 6:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Scientists Help Thin-Film Ferroelectrics Go Extreme


Scientists have created the first-ever polarization gradient in thin-film ferroelectrics, greatly expanding the range of functional temperatures for a key material used in a variety of everyday applications. The discovery could pave the way for...
9-May-2017 8:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Finding a New Major Gene Expression Regulator in Fungi


Changing a single base in an organism’s genetic code impact its traits. Subtler changes can and do happen: in eukaryotes, one such modification involves adding a methyl group to base 6 of adenine (6mA). Researchers have now found prevalent 6mA...
4-May-2017 9:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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