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Berkeley Lab Aims for Big Breakthroughs in Water Technology

Recognizing that the issues of water and energy are critically interdependent, the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) is launching a new research institute to focus resources on its growing portfolio of...
19-Mar-2018 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


A Reference Catalog for the Rumen Microbiome

In Nature Biotechnology, an international team including JGI scientists presents a reference catalog of rumen microbial genomes and isolates, one of the largest targeted cultivation and sequencing projects to date.
19-Mar-2018 12:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Diamonds From the Deep: Study Suggests Water May Exist in Earth’s Lower Mantle

A new study, which included experiments at Berkeley Lab, suggests that water may be more common than expected at extreme depths approaching 400 miles and possibly beyond – within Earth’s lower mantle. The study explored microscopic pockets of a...
15-Mar-2018 12:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Digging Deep: Harnessing the Power of Soil Microbes for More Sustainable Farming

How will the farms of the future feed a projected 9.8 billion people by 2050? Berkeley Lab’s “smart farm” project marries microbiology and machine learning in an effort to reduce the need for chemical fertilizers and enhance soil carbon...
14-Mar-2018 10:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites


A Game Changer: Metagenomic Clustering Powered by HPC

Berkeley Lab and Joint Genome Institute researchers took one of the most popular clustering approaches in modern biology—Markov Clustering algorithm—and modified it to run efficiently and at scale on supercomputers. Their algorithm achieved a...
12-Mar-2018 12:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Thirdhand Smoke Found to Increase Lung Cancer Risk in Mice

Researchers at Berkeley Lab identified thirdhand smoke, the toxic residues that linger on indoor surfaces and in dust long after a cigarette has been extinguished, as a health hazard nearly 10 years ago. Now a new study has found that it also...
8-Mar-2018 4:25 PM EST Add to Favorites


Combination of Old and New Yields Novel Power Grid Cybersecurity Tool

An innovative R&D project led by Berkeley Lab researchers that combines cybersecurity, machine learning algorithms and commercially available power system sensor technology to better protect the electric power grid has sparked interest from U.S....
7-Mar-2018 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


Mapping Battery Materials with Atomic Precision

An international team led by researchers at Berkeley Lab used advanced techniques in electron microscopy to show how the ratio of materials that make up a lithium-ion battery electrode affects its structure at the atomic level, and how the surface...
7-Mar-2018 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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