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Sierra Snowpack Could Drop Significantly By End of Century

A future warmer world will almost certainly feature a decline in fresh water from the Sierra Nevada mountain snowpack. Now a new study by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory that analyzed the headwater regions of California’s 10 major...
11-Dec-2018 7:30 AM EST Add to Favorites


Topological Matters: Toward a New Kind of Transistor

An experiment has demonstrated, for the first time, electronic switching in an exotic, ultrathin material that can carry a charge with nearly zero loss at room temperature. Researchers demonstrated this switching when subjecting the material to a...
7-Dec-2018 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites


Topping Off a Telescope with New Tools to Explore Dark Energy

Key components for the sky-mapping Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument, weighing about 12 tons, were hoisted atop the Mayall Telescope at Kitt Peak National Observatory near Tucson, Arizona, and bolted into place Wednesday, marking a major project...
4-Dec-2018 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


Berkeley Lab Takes a Quantum Leap in Microelectronics

A Q&A with Ramamoorthy Ramesh on the need for next-generation computer chips
3-Dec-2018 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


FIONA Measures the Mass Number of 2 Superheavy Elements: Moscovium and Nihonium

A Berkeley Lab-led team has directly measured the mass numbers of two superheavy elements: moscovium (element 115), and nihonium (element 113).
26-Nov-2018 8:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


Four Berkeley Lab Scientists Named AAAS Fellows

Four Berkeley Lab scientists – Allen Goldstein, Sung-Hou Kim, Susannah Tringe, and Katherine Yelick – have been named Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the world’s largest general scientific society.
27-Nov-2018 11:00 AM EST Add to Favorites


Hidden Giants in Forest Soils

Viruses can infect the microbes residing in, on and around soils, impacting their ability to regulate these global cycles. In Nature Communications, giant virus genomes have been discovered for the first time in a forest soil ecosystem by...
19-Nov-2018 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites


Symbiosis a Driver of Truffle Diversity

Truffles are thought of as dining delicacies but they play an important role in soil ecosystem services as the fruiting bodies of the ectomycorrhizal (ECM) fungal symbionts residing on host plant roots. An international team sought insights into the...
14-Nov-2018 8:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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How Drought and Other Extremes Impact Water Pollution

One in 10 Americans depends on the Colorado River for bathing and drinking. Last fall’s record-high temperatures reduced Colorado snowpack in winter 2018 to 66 percent of normal, sparking concern over water shortages downstream and leaving water...
10-Oct-2018 11:30 AM EDT

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