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Renewable Energy

Report Confirms Wind Technology Advancements Continue to Drive Down the Cost...

Wind energy pricing remains attractive, according to a report released by the U.S. Department of Energy and prepared by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory...
Supercomputer

Is your Supercomputer Stumped? There May Be a Quantum Solution

Some math problems are so complicated that they can bog down even the world’s most powerful supercomputers. But a wild new frontier in...
Cool walls

Can’t Take the Heat? ‘Cool Walls’ Can Reduce Energy Costs, Pollution

If these walls could talk, they might tell you that cutting energy costs and pollution may be as easy as giving them...
custom-built sensors

Making the Invisible Visible: New Sensor Network Reveals Telltale Patterns in...

Black carbon, commonly known as soot, is a significant contributor to global warming and is strongly linked to adverse health outcomes. Produced...
magnetic data storagevideo

New Laws of Attraction: Scientists Print Magnetic Liquid Droplets

Inventors of centuries past and scientists of today have found ingenious ways to make our lives better with magnets – from the magnetic...
Superconductor

A Graphene Superconductor That Plays More Than One Tune

What’s thinner than a human hair but has a depth of special traits? A multitasking graphene device developed by researchers at the U.S....
sensor

New Sensor Could Shake up Earthquake Response Efforts

Last week’s massive southern California earthquakes shut down Ridgecrest Regional Hospital throughout the July 4 holiday weekend while the tiny town of Ridgecrest...
microbiome

Scientists Hit Pay Dirt with New Microbial Research Technique

Long ago, during the European Renaissance, Leonardo da Vinci wrote that we humans “know more about the movement of celestial bodies than...
mineral

Mineral Discovery Made Easier: X-Ray Technique Shines a New Light on...

Like a tiny needle in a sprawling hayfield, a single crystal grain measuring just tens of millionths of a meter – found in...
inorganic crystals

Crystal with a Twist: Scientists Grow Spiraling New Material

With a simple twist of the fingers, one can create a beautiful spiral from a deck of cards. In the same way,...
Droplets Form

Scientists Part the Clouds on How Droplets Form

Berkeley Lab researchers find new mechanism to explain the birth of cloud droplets, could influence climate models
Xenon-NMR

‘Disruptive Device’ Brings Xenon-NMR to Fragile Materials

Berkeley Lab-developed tool could help scientists improve catalysts, liquid-crystal displays, more
climate change

New Study Details the Searing Future of Extreme Heat

The difference between the projected twenty year return value of the hottest daily maximum temperatures under the RCP8.5 (no mitigation policy to human emissions...
photosynthetic

Seeing the Big Picture in Photosynthetic Light Harvesting

Berkeley Lab Researchers Create First Multiple Antennae Model of Photosystem II