Using one of the most advanced microscopes in the world, researchers have revealed the structure of a large protein complex crucial to photosynthesis. The finding could have implications for the production of a variety of bioproducts.
Berkeley Lab researchers have turned parts of a 13,000-mile-long testbed of “dark fiber,” unused fiber-optic cable, into a highly sensitive seismic activity sensor that could potentially augment the performance of earthquake early warning systems currently being developed in the western United States.
New simulations combine decades-old theories to provide insight about the driving mechanisms in plasma jets that allow them to steal energy from black holes’ powerful gravitational fields and propel it far from their gaping mouths.
To help solve a big data program for a new telescope that will conduct a major sky survey from the high desert of Chile, a scientific collaboration launched a competition to find the best way to train computers to identify the many types of objects it will image.
Berkeley Lab researchers have discovered that electron spin is key to understanding how cuprate superconductors can conduct electricity without loss at high temperature. Their paper describing the research behind this discovery was published on Dec. 13 in the journal Science.
Researchers from Berkeley Lab’s Molecular Foundry have designed a dual-purpose material out of a self-assembling MOF (metal-organic framework)-nanocrystal hybrid that could one day be used to store carbon dioxide emissions and to manufacture renewable fuels.
A series of DOE Office of Science awards announced Sept. 24 significantly expands the Lab’s research efforts in quantum information science.