A team of researchers led by Berkeley Lab has observed chirality for the first time in polar skyrmions in a material with reversible electrical properties – a combination that could lead to more powerful data storage devices that continue to hold information, even after they’ve been turned off.
Berkeley Lab climate experts have partnered with the City and County of San Francisco and Silvestrum Climate Associates to assess how climate change may influence the intensity of atmospheric rivers and associated precipitation, and how those changes may impact the city and its infrastructure.
The Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument project is expected to provide the most precise measurement of the expansion of the universe and new insight into dark energy.
For the first time ever, scientists have imaged the process by which an individual immune system molecule is switched on in response to a signal from the environment. 
Mice have been instrumental in the study of cancer, but for stomach cancer in particular, mice have historically been regarded as poor research organisms because rodents rarely develop spontaneous stomach tumors. But results from a new study are about to shake up the paradigm.
A team of researchers working at Berkeley Lab has discovered the strongest topological conductor yet, in the form of thin crystal samples that have a spiral-staircase structure. The team’s result is reported in the March 20 edition of the journal Nature.
With an estimated daily fuel demand of more than 5 million barrels per day, the global aviation sector is incredibly energy-intensive and almost entirely reliant on petroleum-based fuels. But a new analysis by Berkeley Lab shows that sustainable plant-based bio-jet fuels could be competitive with conventional fuels.
Researchers at Berkeley Lab have developed a platform that uses living cells as “scaffolds” for building self-assembled composite materials. The technology could open the door to self-healing materials and other advanced applications in bioelectronics, biosensing, and smart materials.
New research from Berkeley Lab shows how the long-horned passalid beetle has a hardy digestive tract with microbes to thank for turning its woody diet into energy, food for its young, and nutrients for forest growth. These insights provide a roadmap for the production of affordable, nature-derived fuels and bioproducts.
Nothing is perfect, or so the saying goes, and that’s not always a bad thing. In a recent study, Berkeley Lab scientists learned how nanoscale defects can enhance the properties of tungsten disulfide, an ultrathin, so-called 2D material.