Berkeley Lab scientists have reported a major advance in understanding the biological chemistry of radioactive metals, opening up new avenues of research into strategies for remedial action in the event of possible human exposure to nuclear contaminants.
In the most comprehensive analysis of U.S. electricity reliability trends, researchers at Berkeley Lab and Stanford University have found that while the frequency of power outages has not changed in recent years, the total number of minutes customers are without power each year has been increasing.
Working at the Molecular Foundry, Berkeley Lab researchers used their “Campanile” nano-optical probe to make some surprising discoveries about molybdenum disulfide, a member of the “transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDCs) semiconductor family whose optoelectronic properties hold great promise for future nanoelectronic and photonic devices.
Using physical chemistry methods to look at biology at the nanoscale, a Lab researcher has invented a new technology to image single molecules with unprecedented spectral and spatial resolution, leading to the first “true-color” super-resolution microscope. The advancement will enable new ways to examine cell structures and study disease.
Evidence of a fourth ultra-high energy neutrino—the highest-energy neutrino yet—has been detected by the South Pole-based IceCube experiment, a project that Berkeley Lab researchers helped build and to which they currently contribute analysis.
The town of Lead South Dakota has a hidden gem: an enormous, underground mine that’s been retrofitted to accommodate large-scale particle physics experiments. What’s it like to descend 4,850 feet below the surface to work on projects that could shine light on fundamental truths about the universe?
At Berkeley Lab, our goal is to bring science solutions to the world, which means thinking and dreaming big. Here are 10 potential game-changers in our 2015 “On the Way” list that are either starting up, moving along, or getting ready to deliver.
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.