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Air Pollution Hides Increases in Rainfall

In a new study, researchers broke down how human-induced greenhouse gas and aerosol emissions influence rainfall in the United States.
20-Feb-2024 8:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Methane Emissions from Wetlands Increase Significantly over High Latitudes

Wetlands are Earth’s largest natural source of methane, a potent greenhouse gas that is about 30 times more powerful than carbon dioxide at warming the atmosphere. A research team analyzed wetland methane emissions data across the entire...
15-Feb-2024 12:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

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In a Warming World, Climate Scientists Consider Category 6 Hurricanes

For more than 50 years, the National Hurricane Center has used the Saffir-Simpson Windscale to communicate the risk of property damage; it labels a hurricane on a scale from Category 1 (wind speeds between 74 - 95 mph) to Category 5 (wind speeds of...
5-Feb-2024 3:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Watching the Enzymes that Convert Plant Fiber into Simple Sugars

Research from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), and UC Davis sheds new light on how to access the sugars locked up in plants to produce petroleum-free fuels, chemicals, and...
5-Feb-2024 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Improving Climate Predictions by Unlocking the Secrets of Soil Microbes

A team of scientists led by Berkeley Lab has developed a new model that incorporates genetic information from microbes.
5-Feb-2024 5:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Rising Sea Levels Could Lead to More Methane Emitted from Wetlands

A Bay Area wetlands ecosystem that was expected to serve as a carbon sink is emitting surprisingly high levels of methane, a potent greenhouse gas.
29-Jan-2024 11:15 AM EST Add to Favorites

Scientists Advance Affordable, Sustainable Solution for Flat-Panel Displays and Wearable Tech

Scientists have developed “supramolecular ink,” a new 3D-printable OLED (organic light-emitting diode) material made of inexpensive, Earth-abundant elements instead of costly scarce metals.
22-Jan-2024 11:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Scientists Advance Affordable, Sustainable Solution for Flat-Panel Displays and Wearable Tech

Scientists have developed “supramolecular ink,” a new 3D-printable OLED (organic light-emitting diode) material made of inexpensive, Earth-abundant elements instead of costly scarce metals.
22-Jan-2024 11:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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How Scientists Are Accelerating Next-Gen Microelectronics

In a new Q&A, microelectronics expert and CHiPPS Director Ricardo Ruiz shares his perspective on keeping pace with Moore’s Law in the decades to come through a revolutionary technique called extreme ultraviolet lithography.
21-Aug-2023 11:00 AM EDT

How Fiber-Optic Sensing and New Materials Could Reduce the Cost of Floating Offshore Wind

In this Q&A, Berkeley Lab's Yuxin Wu discusses how scientists are developing sensing technologies that could be installed on floating offshore structures. This would allow the structures to self-monitor damaging conditions that could lead to costly...
1-Jun-2023 11:15 AM EDT

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Fusion Q&A: The Path Forward

Fusion energy could address pollution, climate change, and high energy prices. Berkeley Lab’s Cameron Geddes and Reed Teyber explain how researchers are trying to make it a reality.
22-May-2023 11:15 AM EDT

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The Sparks That Ignited Curiosity: How Quantum Researchers Found Their Path

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage - Latin American Heritage Month, 5 QSA-affiliated scientists described how they pivoted to quantum information science (QIS) and technology, and why they're excited about the opportunities for scientific...
19-Oct-2022 1:00 PM EDT

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How X-Rays Can Make Better Batteries

In this Q&A, ALS senior staff scientist David Shapiro and Stanford materials science professor William Chueh share how their pioneering X-ray techniques can help researchers understand how battery materials work in real time at the atomic scale.
4-Mar-2022 11:00 AM EST

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

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

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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