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wind power

Argonne coating shows surprising potential to improve reliability in wind power

Despite the rigors of scientific inquiry and the methodical approaches of the world's most talented researchers, sometimes science has a surprise in store. Such was...
carbon capture

Thinning out the carbon capture viscosity problem

An unexpected finding suggests ways to improve carbon capture materials to clean up fossil fuels

Why Did the Electron Cross the Solar Cell?

PECASE recipient’s technique tracks charged particles, offering insights for solar cells, LEDs, and more.
Molten salts

An Energy Strategy that Can Take the Heat

At first, it sounds ominous: Molten salts, heated to 600 or even 900 °C (about 1,700°F, pumped through the pipes surrounding a nuclear reactor....
2-D Semiconductor

Berkeley Lab Scientists Discover Surprising New Properties in a 2-D Semiconductor

In the world of semiconductors, impurities and defects can be a good thing. They modify the properties of materials such as silicon, and scientists...
Quantum Metamaterial

Scientists Take a Major Leap Toward a ‘Perfect’ Quantum Metamaterial

Berkeley Lab, UC Berkeley researchers lead study that uses trapped atoms in an artificial crystal of light
Jet Fuel

Berkeley Lab Scientists Brew Jet Fuel in One-Pot Recipe

JBEI researchers use engineered bacteria to simplify biofuels production, potentially lowering cost

Making Materials Out of Light: Jonathan Simon

As a child, Jonathan Simon was a builder: From Erector® sets to small robots and helicopters, he loved to understand how the world works, and...
clean water

Innovative and Energy-efficient: Clean Water without Chemicals

European Union Funds “Eco-UV“ Research Project with Nearly Four Million Euros – Chemical-free Water Processing and Disinfection of Drinking Water
lithium ion batteries

UMD Inventors to Change Future of Lithium Ion Batteries

Researchers at the University of Maryland (UMD) are revolutionizing energy storage with a new class of aqueous electrolytes that makes batteries and other electrochemical...

How Ameriflux Helped Determine the Impact of the 2012 U.S. Drought...

Berkeley Lab-managed network brings together carbon flux data from many sites

SLAC’s Historic Linac Turns 50 and Gets a Makeover

One-third of Copper Accelerator Will be Replaced with Ultracold Technology for LCLS-II X-ray Laser

Marine Corps teams with Sandia on microgrids and renewable energy planning 

The U.S. Marine Corps are the first boots on the ground in a crisis. On the front lines, they must be able to power...
Gene Networks

Mapping a Cell’s Destiny

New Berkeley Lab Tool Speeds Discovery of Spatial Patterns in Gene Networks
quantum bits

Could Aluminum Nitride Produce Quantum Bits? 

After running simulations at NERSC researchers believe it’s possible
Single Photon Source

Scientists Demonstrate a Single Photon Source That Can Operate at Ambient...

Highly directional single photon source concept is expected to lead to a significant progress in producing compact, cheap, and efficient sources of quantum information bits for future applications
battery, solar energy, Solar PV, cellulolytic, CdTe, Photovoltaic, solar, silicon solar cells, thermoelectric, NREL, battery, HydroGEN

NREL Scientists and Engineers Recognized for Top Innovations

Today during its annual Innovation and Technology Transfer Awards ceremony, the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) recognized researchers and...

Sandia Labs tapped again to lead national solar evaluation centers

Sandia National Laboratories won a three-year renewal of a Department of Energy contract to manage the U.S. Regional Test Centers (RTCs), a network of five sites...

Method Stabilizes, Enhances Phosphorene

Covalently bonded, single-molecule-thick layer prevents phosphorene from degrading in open air
Wind Turbines

How Much Noise Is Produced by Wind Turbines?

Wind Turbines Produce Noise and Vibrations. The TremAc Project Will Study How Both Are Related and Can Be Better Prognosticated and Reduced