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Natalie Roe Named Berkeley Lab’s Associate Director for Physical Sciences

Natalie Roe, who joined Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) as a postdoctoral fellow in 1989 and has served as Physics Division director since 2012, has been named the Lab’s Associate Laboratory Director (ALD) for the Physical...
6-Aug-2020 12:40 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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A Closer Look at Water-Splitting’s Solar Fuel Potential

Scientists at Berkeley Lab and the Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis (JCAP) have gained important new insight into how the performance of a promising semiconducting thin film can be optimized at the nanoscale for renewable energy...
6-Aug-2020 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Interpreting the Human Genome’s Instruction Manual

Berkeley Lab bioscientists are part of a nationwide research project, called ENCODE, that has generated a detailed atlas of the molecular elements that regulate our genes. This enormous resource will help all human biology research moving forward.
5-Aug-2020 11:50 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Geothermal Brines Could Propel California’s Green Economy

Deep beneath the surface of the Salton Sea, a shallow lake in California’s Imperial County, sits an immense reserve of critical metals that, if unlocked, could power the state’s green economy for years to come. These naturally occurring metals...
5-Aug-2020 7:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Berkeley Lab Part of Multi-Institutional Team Awarded $60M for Solar Fuels Research

The Department of Energy has awarded $60 million to a new solar fuels initiative – called the Liquid Sunlight Alliance (LiSA) – led by Caltech in close partnership with Berkeley Lab. LiSA will build on the foundational work of the Joint Center...
31-Jul-2020 7:15 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Another Win for the Standard Model: New Study Defies Decades-Old ‘Discrepancy’ With High-Precision Measurement

A new study dives into a decades-old discrepancy from a Standard Model of particle physics pillar known as “lepton flavor universality,” and provides strong evidence to resolve it.
30-Jul-2020 10:20 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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X-Rays Recount Origin of Oddball Meteorites

X-ray experiments at Berkeley Lab played a key role in resolving the origin of rare, odd meteorites that have puzzled scientists since their discovery a half-century ago. Known as type IIE iron meteorites, they appear to have originated from a...
27-Jul-2020 1:40 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Battery Breakthrough Gives Boost to Electric Flight and Long-Range Electric Cars

Researchers at Berkeley Lab, in collaboration with Carnegie Mellon University, have developed a new battery material that could enable long-range electric vehicles that can drive for hundreds of miles on a single charge, and electric planes called...
20-Jul-2020 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites


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How We Choose: Applying ‘Decision Science’ to Transportation Behaviors

Can scientists understand human behavior enough to figure out what drives the choices you make? In fact, it’s called “decision science,” and it’s something that Anna Spurlock, a behavioral economist with Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory...
12-Mar-2020 9:00 AM EDT

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Improving Indoor Air Quality During Wildfires

25-Oct-2019 4:15 PM EDT

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Using Physics to Keep Our Electrical Grid Safe

A Q&A with a Berkeley Lab computer security expert on cyberattacks
24-Oct-2019 1:00 PM EDT

On quantum, "we've only scratched the surface." Director of Berkeley Lab's Advanced Quantum Testbed available to talk what's next

23-Oct-2019 4:25 PM EDT

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Using Faster Computing to Better Predict Earthquake Damage to Infrastructure

18-Oct-2019 2:55 PM EDT

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Tiny Toxins: How Algal Blooms Affect Coastal Systems Through a Complex Web of Interactions

A Q&A with scientist Michelle Newcomer on looking for unexpected causes of harmful algal blooms. Harmful and nuisance algal blooms are thought to have a number of contributing causal factors, including a build-up of nutrients, unusually high water...
28-Aug-2019 10:30 AM EDT

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Moving Forward on Desalination

A Q&A with scientist Jeff Urban, who explains forward osmosis and how Berkeley Lab is pushing the frontiers of this emerging technology
31-Jul-2019 10:05 AM EDT

Experts on Ecosystems Getting Greener in the Arctic

28-Jan-2019 1:05 PM EST

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