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Crystallography for the Misfit Crystals

As the name implies, crystallography requires crystals – specifically, purified samples of the molecule of interest, coaxed into a crystal form. But most molecules form powders composed of jumbled granules, not picture-ready crystals. A new...
18-Jan-2022 2:20 PM EST Add to Favorites

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National Labs Support Safe Nuclear Waste Disposal by Studying Safety Material for Underground Sites

Geoscientists from Berkeley Lab and two other U.S. Department of Energy National Laboratories, Sandia and Los Alamos, are collaborating on the HotBENT project. This international field experiment is evaluating how well the natural, clay-based...
18-Jan-2022 11:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Electricity Regulation with Equity and Justice for All

Advancing Equity in Utility Regulation, a new report published by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), makes a unifying case that utilities, regulators, and stakeholders need to prioritize...
14-Jan-2022 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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New technique tunes into graphene nanoribbons’ electronic potential

Researchers at Berkeley Lab and UC Berkeley have discovered how to directly measure the unique magnetic properties of superthin graphene nanoribbons. The breakthrough could lead to high-speed, low-power nanoscale data storage technologies.
22-Dec-2021 12:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Science Snapshots from Berkeley Lab

A mélange of mini science stories from Berkeley Lab, December 2021.
20-Dec-2021 10:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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New Device Advances Commercial Viability of Solar Fuels

A research team has developed a new artificial photosynthesis device with remarkable stability and longevity as it converts sunlight and carbon dioxide into two promising sources of renewable fuels – ethylene and hydrogen.
16-Dec-2021 10:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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New Smart-Roof Coating Enables Year-Round Energy Savings

Scientists have developed an all-season smart-roof coating that keeps homes warm during the winter and cool during the summer – without consuming natural gas or electricity. Research findings point to a groundbreaking technology that outperforms...
14-Dec-2021 10:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

India's Clean Power Target Will Double Electricity Supply Economically if Low-Cost Storage is Deployed

Using state-of-the-art computer models and simulations, researchers examined a least-cost investment pathway to reliably meet India’s electricity demand through the year 2030 in the publication, “Least Cost Pathway for India’s Power System...
9-Dec-2021 7:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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How Can Next-Gen Computer Chips Reduce Our Carbon Footprint?

Berkeley Lab scientists Maurice Garcia-Sciveres and Ramamoorthy Ramesh discuss how future microchips could perform better – and require less energy – than silicon.
1-Dec-2021 11:00 AM EST

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Hydrogen Can Play Key Role in U.S. Decarbonization

A Q&A with Berkeley Lab scientists on how hydrogen can help achieve net-zero emissions. Adam Weber is Berkeley Lab's Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Program Manager and leads Berkeley Lab’s Energy Conversion Group (ECG), and Ahmet Kusoglu is a...
7-Oct-2021 12:50 PM EDT

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How Techno-economic Analysis Can Improve Energy Technologies

A Q&A with Berkeley Lab researcher Hanna Breunig on techno-economic analysis, and how she uses it to make negative emissions technologies more competitive
22-Apr-2021 9:00 AM EDT

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How Microorganisms Can Help Us Get to Net Negative Emissions

A Q&A with Berkeley Lab scientist Eric Sundstrom on a technology to turn electrons to bioproducts
25-Mar-2021 9:00 AM EDT

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A Sponge to Soak Up Carbon Dioxide in the Air

Increasingly, scientists are recognizing that negative emissions technologies (NETs) to remove and sequester carbon dioxide from the atmosphere will be an essential component in the strategy to mitigate climate change. Lawrence Berkeley National...
22-Feb-2021 10:00 AM EST

Experts: Electric Grid Researchers Available to Discuss Grid Reliability and Resiliency

18-Feb-2021 4:35 PM EST

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Global Methane Emissions Soaring, But How Much Was Due to Wetlands?

A Q&A with Berkeley Lab scientist William Riley on the challenges in estimating methane emissions from wetlands and how nuanced computer models may help
13-Aug-2020 7:00 AM EDT

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Keeping Cool Efficiently During Heat Waves

Heat waves are becoming a more regular occurrence across the country. Iain Walker, Leader of the Residential Building Systems Group at Berkeley Lab, has suggestions for how to weather them. Walker has more than 20 years’ experience as a building...
11-Aug-2020 7:00 AM EDT

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