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Quantum Systems Accelerator Leads First “You Belong in Quantum” Webinar

The Quantum Systems Accelerator (QSA), recently launched the “You Belong in Quantum Series!” in collaboration with the four other U.S. Department of Energy National QIS Research Centers. The initiative’s January 2024 webinar featured...
12-Apr-2024 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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NAWI Awarded Funding to Continue to Accelerate Research and Development for a Secure Water Future

The National Alliance for Water Innovation (NAWI), which is led by Berkeley Lab, has been extended for five more years with $75 million in funding fromDOE. NAWI will continue its contributions to helping decarbonize the water and wastewater sectors...
11-Apr-2024 11:15 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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New Technique Lets Scientists Create Resistance-Free Electron Channels

Researchers have taken the first atomic-resolution images and demonstrated electrical control of a chiral interface state – an exotic quantum phenomenon that could help researchers advance quantum computing and energy-efficient electronics.
9-Apr-2024 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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How Scientists Are Accelerating Chemistry Discoveries With Automation

Researchers have developed an automated workflow that could accelerate the discovery of new pharmaceutical drugs and other useful products. The new approach could enable real-time reaction analysis and identify new chemical-reaction products much...
8-Apr-2024 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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An Inside Look at How Plants and Mycorrhizal Fungi Cooperate

For millions of years, underground fungi have lived in symbiosis with plant roots. Researchers have been able to study both sides of this interaction up close, using RNA sequencing to understand gene expression: one of the first cross-kingdom...
8-Apr-2024 6:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

First Results from DESI Make the Most Precise Measurement of Our Expanding Universe

Researchers have used the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument to make the largest 3D map of our universe and world-leading measurements of dark energy, the mysterious cause of its accelerating expansion
1-Apr-2024 11:55 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Sweet Success: Researchers Crack Sugarcane’s Complex Genetic Code

Scientists created a highly accurate reference genome for one of the most important modern crops and found a rare example of how genes confer disease resistance in plants. Exploring sugarcane’s genetic code could help researchers develop more...
27-Mar-2024 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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It’s Hearty, It’s Meaty, It’s Mold

Fungi naturally produce all the ingredients needed for a cruelty-free meat substitute. Our scientists are exploring how tuning the genomes of mushrooms and molds can transform these food sources into gourmet, nutrient-packed meals made with minimal...
14-Mar-2024 6:00 AM EDT 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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