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Cool Roofs Have Water Saving Benefits Too


The energy and climate benefits of cool roofs have been well established: By reflecting rather than absorbing the sun’s energy, light-colored roofs keep buildings, cities, and even the entire planet cooler. Now a new study by the Department of...
18-Oct-2017 6:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Scientists Solve a Magnesium Mystery in Rechargeable Battery Performance


A Berkeley Lab-led research team has discovered a surprising set of chemical reactions involving magnesium that degrade battery performance even before the battery can be charged up. The findings could steer the design of next-gen batteries.
18-Oct-2017 4:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Screening for Disease or Toxins in a Drop of Blood


Imagine being able to quickly and accurately screen for diseases or chemical contaminants in a tiny drop of blood. Berkeley Lab scientist Daojing Wang and others have developed a multinozzle emitter array (MEA), a silicon chip that can dramatically...
17-Oct-2017 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

The Puzzle to Plugging the Worst Natural Gas Release in History


By the time Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) scientists Barry Freifeld and Curt Oldenburg visited the Aliso Canyon natural gas storage facility in December 2015, the SS-25 well blowout had been leaking natural gas into the air...
17-Oct-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

ESnet’s Science DMZ Design Could Help Transfer, Protect Medical Research Data


As medicine becomes more data-intensive, Berkeley Lab & ESnet's Medical Science DMZ eyed as secure solution for transferring data
16-Oct-2017 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

NIH Awards $6.5 Million to Berkeley Lab for Augmenting Structural Biology Research Experience


The NIH has awarded $6.5 million to Berkeley Lab to integrate existing synchrotron structural biology resources to better serve researchers. The grant will establish a center based at the Lab’s Advanced Light Source (ALS) called ALS-ENABLE that...
16-Oct-2017 1:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Scientists Decode the Origin of Universe’s Heavy Elements in the Light From a Neutron Star Merger


On Aug. 17, scientists around the globe were treated to near-simultaneous observations by separate instruments that would ultimately be confirmed as the first measurement of the merger of two neutron stars and its explosive aftermath.
16-Oct-2017 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

International Team Reconstructs Nanoscale Virus Features from Correlations of Scattered X-rays

Berkeley Lab researchers contributed key algorithms which helped scientists achieve a goal first proposed more than 40 years ago – using angular correlations of X-ray snapshots from non-crystalline molecules to determine the 3D structure of...
12-Oct-2017 12:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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