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.
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.