Berkeley Lab and UC Berkeley scientists are pursuing new experiments to probe for low-mass dark matter particles. The new approach, rather than relying on large experiments’ “nets” to try to snare one type of dark matter, is akin to casting many smaller nets with much finer mesh.
Berkeley Lab researchers have developed a new chemical separation method that is vastly more efficient than conventional processes, opening the door to faster discovery of new elements, easier nuclear fuel reprocessing, and, most tantalizing, a better way to attain actinium-225, a promising therapeutic isotope for cancer treatment.
The overpumping of groundwater in California has led to near environmental catastrophe in some areas – sinking land, intruding seawater, and shrunken groundwater storage capacity. But Berkeley Lab researchers believe machine learning could be part of the solution to restoring groundwater to sustainable levels and quality.
A new electron gun, designed and built at Berkeley Lab to supply electrons for a next-gen X-ray laser, fired its first electrons today. The X-ray laser is part of the LCLS-II project, which is an upgrade of SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory’s Linac Coherent Light Source X-ray laser.
The overpumping of groundwater in California has led to near environmental catastrophe in some areas. But researchers at Berkeley Lab believe machine learning could be part of the solution to restoring groundwater to sustainable levels and quality.
Fourteen scientists and engineers will join the prestigious Cyclotron Road program for a two-year fellowship based at Berkeley Lab and UC Berkeley. With access to world-class scientists and research facilities, fellows will define optimal paths for turning their science into value for industry, national security, and society.
Methane, a potent greenhouse gas, is commonly released from rice fields, dairies, landfills, and oil and gas facilities – all of which are plentiful in California. Now Berkeley Lab has been awarded $6 million by the state to find “super emitters” of methane in an effort to quantify and potentially mitigate methane emissions.
An open-source RNA analysis platform has been successfully used on plant cells for the first time – a breakthrough that could herald a new era of fundamental research and bolster efforts to engineer more efficient food and biofuel crop plants.
A years-long study that involved scientists and experiments at Berkeley Lab and UC Berkeley concludes that an odd assortment of particles found in beach sands in Japan are most likely fallout debris from the 1945 Hiroshima A-bomb blast.
An open-source RNA analysis platform has been successfully used on plant cells for the first time – a breakthrough that could herald a new era of fundamental research and bolster efforts to engineer more efficient food and biofuel crop plants.