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Algorithm Provides Early Warning System for Tracking Groundwater Contamination

Scientists at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and Savannah River National Laboratory have developed a low-cost method for real-time monitoring of pollutants using commonly available sensors.
13-Aug-2018 12:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Scientists 'Squeeze' Nanocrystals in a Liquid Droplet Into a Solid-Like State – and Back Again

A team led by scientists at Berkeley Lab found a way to make a liquid-like state behave more like a solid, and then to reverse the process.
8-Aug-2018 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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New Competition for MOFs: Scientists Make Stronger COFs

Hollow molecular structures known as COFs suffer from an inherent problem: It’s difficult to keep a network of COFs connected in harsh chemical environments. Now, a team at the Berkeley Lab has used a chemical process discovered decades ago to...
1-Aug-2018 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Remembering Berkeley Lab’s First Electrical Engineer: William R. ‘Bill’ Baker

William R. “Bill” Baker, who died May 4 at age 103, was a lifelong engineer with an unrelenting mind and boundless ingenuity. He was the first electrical engineer hired by Ernest Orlando Lawrence, the namesake of Lawrence Berkeley National...
24-Jul-2018 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Berkeley Lab-Developed Digital Library is a Game Changer for Environmental Research

Developed by Berkeley Lab researchers, ESS-DIVE is a new digital archive that serves as a repository for hundreds of U.S. Department of Energy-funded research projects under the agency’s Environmental System Science umbrella.
24-Jul-2018 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Splitting Water: Nanoscale Imaging Yields Key Insights

In the quest to realize artificial photosynthesis to convert sunlight, water, and carbon dioxide into fuel – just as plants do – researchers need to not only identify materials to efficiently perform photoelectrochemical water splitting, but...
18-Jul-2018 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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A Supercool Component for a Next-Generation Dark Matter Experiment

A large titanium cryostat designed to keep its contents chilled to minus 148 degrees has completed its journey from Europe to South Dakota, where it will become part of a next-generation dark matter detector for the LUX-ZEPLIN (experiment.
17-Jul-2018 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Q&A: Berkeley Lab’s Spencer Klein Talks About IceCube Then and Now, and What’s Next

In this Q&A, Berkeley Lab physicist Spencer Klein, who has been a part of the IceCube collaboration since 2004, discusses Berkeley Lab's historic contributions to IceCube, and IceCube's contributions to science.
11-Jul-2018 5:50 PM EDT Add to Favorites


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