Last week, crews at the Sanford Underground Research Facility in South Dakota strapped the central component of LUX-ZEPLIN – the largest direct-detection dark matter experiment in the U.S. – below an elevator and s-l-o-w-l-y lowered it 4,850 feet down a shaft formerly used in gold-mining operations.
A new instrument mounted atop a telescope in Arizona has aimed its robotic array of 5,000 fiber-optic “eyes” at the night sky to capture the first images showing its unique view of galaxy light.
Scientists at Berkeley Lab have gained valuable insight into why 3D transition-metal-oxide nanoparticles can easily grow into 2D nanosheets. Their findings could revolutionize the design of materials with surface-enhanced properties for energy storage and catalysis applications.
Many of the systems we use daily, such as the electrical grid, oil and gas pipelines, vehicles, and manufacturing plants, are cyberphysical systems – systems that integrate computing and networking with one or more physical components. A Berkeley Lab team is helping ensure that these systems stay secure from cyberattacks.
A team of scientists lead by the Joint Genome Institute has developed a genetic engineering tool that makes producing and analyzing microbial secondary metabolites – the basis for many important agricultural, industrial, and medical products – much easier than before, and could even lead to breakthroughs in biomanufacturing.
A recent study sponsored by the DOE’s Watershed Function Scientific Focus Area project, which is led by Berkeley Lab, explored how reduced snowpack and earlier snowmelt caused by climate change can impact water supply in high-mountain areas.
The National Alliance for Water Innovation, led by Berkeley Lab, has been awarded a five-year, $100-million Energy-Water Desalination Hub by DOE to address water security issues in the United States. The Hub will focus on energy-efficient and cost-competitive desalination technologies and for treating nontraditional water sources for various end uses.
You may have observed airplane passengers accompanied by pets or even musical instruments on flights. But have you ever been seated next to a particle detector? A Berkeley Lab team has been working to assemble, test, and transport detector pieces for an upgrade of the ALICE detector array at CERN laboratory in Europe.
Berkeley Lab’s ESnet is one of five organizations leading an effort to create a nationwide research infrastructure that will enable the computer science and networking community to develop and test novel architectures that could yield a faster, more secure Internet.
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.