Scientists at Berkeley Lab are studying how an anti-radiation-poisoning pill could also help to protect people from the potential toxicity of gadolinium, a critical ingredient in widely used contrast dyes for MRI scans.
Marketed as a healthier alternative to cigarettes, heat-not-burn devices are quickly gaining in popularity across the globe. A study by Berkeley Lab shows that, although the chemical emissions from these devices are lower than those produced by conventional cigarettes, they are still high enough to raise concern.
In recent years, wildfires in the western United States have occurred with increasing frequency and scale. Climate change scenarios in California predict prolonged periods of drought with potential for conditions even more amenable to wildfires. The Sierra Nevada Mountains provide up to 70%.
A team of scientists has discovered a new possible pathway toward forming carbon structures in space using a specialized chemical exploration technique at Berkeley Lab’s Advanced Light Source.
In this Q&A, Berkeley Lab’s Michelle Newcomer discusses her research on the causes of harmful algal blooms. These blooms are thought to have a number of contributing causal factors, and can shut down beaches, contaminate drinking water, and kill fish, birds, and other wildlife.
To learn more about the chemical processes in oil paints that can damage aging artwork, a team led by researchers at the National Gallery of Art and the National Institute of Standards and Technology conducted a range of studies that included 3D X-ray imaging of a paint sample at Berkeley Lab’s Advanced Light Source.
A video and accompanying article highlight the decades of discoveries, achievements, and progress in particle accelerator R&D at Berkeley Lab, such as the production and discovery of new elements, the development of novel types of medical imaging, and insight into the nature of matter and energy.
A team of researchers projected that the combination of climate change and increased wildfires will cause the iconic evergreen conifer trees of Alaska to get pushed out in favor of broadleaf deciduous trees, which shed their leaves seasonally.
Agriculture, forestry, and other types of land use account for 23% of human-caused greenhouse gas emissions, yet at the same time natural land processes absorb the equivalent of almost a third of carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuels and industry. How long will the Amazon rainforest continue to act as an effective carbon sink?
The Introductory College Level Experience in Microbiology (iCLEM) – a summer program hosted by the Joint BioEnergy Institute – has successfully helped socioeconomically disadvantaged high schoolers pursue college. Hoping to share their instructional model, scientific advisors have now published the iCLEM curriculum.