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sound waves

Sound Waves Direct Particles to Self-Assemble, Self-Heal

An elegantly simple experiment with floating particles self-assembling in response to sound waves has provided a new framework for studying how seemingly lifelike behaviors...
batteries

A Seaweed Derivative Could Be Just What Lithium-Sulfur Batteries Need

Lithium-sulfur batteries have great potential as a low-cost, high-energy, energy source for both vehicle and grid applications. However, they suffer from significant capacity fading....
Carbon Dioxide

Researchers Find a Surprise Just Beneath the Surface in Carbon Dioxide...

In a classic tale of science taking twists and turns before coming to a conclusion, two teams of researchers—one a group of theorists and...
pumicevideo

How X-rays Helped to Solve Mystery of Floating Rocks

It’s true—some rocks can float on water for years at a time. And now scientists know how they do it, and what causes them...
genomevideo

Sequencing of Green Alga Genome Provides Blueprint to Advance Clean Energy,...

Plant biologists have sequenced the genome of a particularly promising species of green alga, providing a blueprint for new discoveries in producing sustainable biofuels,...
pavements

Not All Cool Pavements Are Created Equal

Cool pavements can help keep cities cool, right? Yes, but according to new research from the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley...
berkelium

Supercomputing Mimics Berkelium Experiments to Validate New Find

The Titan supercomputer at the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF) has enabled scientists to explore an unexpected oxidation state in the rare, radioactive...
Thin-Film Ferroelectrics

Scientists Help Thin-Film Ferroelectrics Go Extreme

Scientists have greatly expanded the range of functional temperatures for ferroelectrics, a key material used in a variety of everyday applications, by creating the...
Cyclic Oligomers

Designing Cyclic Oligomers: Greater Than the Sum of Their Parts

Cyclic proteins that assemble from multiple identical subunits (homo-oligomers) play key roles in many biological processes, including cell signaling and enzymatic catalysis and protein...
Periodic Table’svideo

FIONA to Take on the Periodic Table’s Heavyweights

A new tool at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) will be taking on some of the periodic table’s latest...
ferromagnetism

Berkeley Lab Scientists Discover New Atomically Layered, Thin Magnet

Study reveals unprecedented control of ferromagnetic behavior in 2-D material
supernovavideo

Rare Supernova Discovery Ushers in New Era for Cosmology

With the help of an automated supernova-hunting pipeline and a galaxy sitting 2 billion light years away from Earth that’s acting as a “magnifying...
Topological Mattervideo

How X-rays Pushed Topological Matter Research Over the Top

While using X-rays generated by the Advanced Light Source (ALS), a synchrotron facility at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab),...
thermoelectric system

New Berkeley Lab Project Turns Waste Heat to Electricity

Vast amounts of energy are wasted every year in the form of heat. A new project led by the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley...
Berkelium

How Berkelium Stands Out in a Heavy Metal Crowd

Berkeley, California, has a reputation for doing things differently, so it seems fitting that the element named after this city would stand out among...
zika virus

Researchers Gain Insight into Protein Critical to Zika Virus Reproduction

Zika virus is a mosquito-borne infectious disease linked to certain birth defects in infants in South and Central America and the United States. A...
Enzyme

Could This Enzyme Help Turn Biofuel Waste into Something Useful?

A protein used by common soil bacteria is providing new clues in the effort to convert aryl compounds, a common waste product from industrial...
renewable energy

Renewable Energy Has Robust Future in Much of Africa

As Africa gears up for a tripling of electricity demand by 2030, a new Berkeley study maps out a viable strategy for developing wind...
Cryo-Electron

Cryo-Electron Microscopy Achieves Unprecedented Resolution Using New Computational Methods

Cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM)—which enables the visualization of viruses, proteins, and other biological structures at the molecular level—is a critical tool used to advance biochemical...
breast cancer

What a Genome-Wide Screening Can Reveal about Cancer Survival

What if a simple genetic test could tell cancer patients what their odds of survival are? It’s an approach that researchers at the Department...