JBEI, UC Davis and Berkeley Lab researchers have identified a bacterial signaling molecule that triggers an immunity response in rice plants, enabling the plants to resist a devastating blight disease. Rice is not only a staple food, it is the model for grass-type advanced biofuels.
Berkeley Lab scientists, in collaboration with the State of South Dakota and dozens of research universities, are conducting experiments in the Sanford Underground Research Facility, housed in South Dakota’s former Homestake Mine, that may uncover truths about the nature of the universe from dark matter to neutrinos.
A multi-institutional team of researchers led by Berkeley Lab director Paul Alivisatos has developed a new imaging technique called “SINGLE” that provides the first atomic-scale 3D structures of individual nanoparticles in solution. This is an important step for improving the design of nanoparticles for catalysis and energy research applications.
Scientists discovered that coffee berry borers worldwide share 14 bacterial species in their digestive tracts that degrade and detoxify caffeine. Their research sheds light on the ecology of the destructive bug and could lead to new ways to fight it.
Seventy years after its service in World War II, researchers have determined the location and condition of the USS Independence. Resting upright in 2,600 feet of water off California’s Farallon Islands, they could clearly see the aircraft carrier’s hull and flight deck in sonar images. But how safe was it to explore?
Imagine a fleet of driverless taxis roaming your city, ready to pick you up and take you to your destination at a moment’s notice. Although it may seem fantastical, it may be only a matter of time before it becomes a reality.
A group of scientists from the Atmospheric Measurement Research (ARM) Climate Research Facility will crisscross Alaska’s North Slope in an airplane this summer to study trace gas concentrations, aerosols and cloud properties and learn why current climate models underestimate how rapidly the Arctic is getting warmer.