The first episode of “A Day In The Half Life” — a podcast series that follows the often unexpected ways science evolves — explores machine learning, a type of artificial intelligence centered on algorithms that can teach themselves. Click the 90th logo (right) for more on Berkeley Lab’s 90th anniversary events, activities, and features.
Berkeley Lab scientists have captured real-time, high-resolution videos of liquid structures taking shape as nanoparticles form a solid-like layer at the interface between oil and water. Their findings could help advance all-liquid robotics for targeted cancer drug delivery and other applications.
Increasingly, scientists are recognizing that negative emissions technologies to remove and sequester carbon dioxide from the atmosphere will be an essential component in the strategy to mitigate climate change. Berkeley Lab is pursuing a portfolio of negative emissions technologies and related research.
Imagine searching for a new particle without any clue of what the particle might look like or how it will behave. Berkeley Lab researchers participated in a study that used machine learning to scan for new particles in three years of particle-collision data from CERN’s ATLAS detector.
The U.S. Department of Energy Fusion Energy Sciences Advisory Committee has adopted and endorsed a new report that lays out a strategic plan for fusion energy and plasma science research over the next decade. The report received an unprecedented level of input and support from across the U.S. fusion and plasma community.
Teams at three national labs worked together to design, build, and fully test a new state-of-the-art, half-meter-long prototype magnet that meets the requirements for use in existing and future light source facilities.
A team of researchers at Berkeley Lab used a quantum computer to successfully simulate an aspect of particle collisions that is typically neglected in high-energy physics experiments, such as those that occur at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider.
Converting the tough fibers and complex sugars in plants could be the ticket to smarter materials, better medicines, and a petroleum-free future. But it’s hard to do. To discover new ways of processing plant material for industrial purposes, scientists are studying the gut microbiomes of the planet’s most prolific herbivores: ruminant animals such as goats.
The Next 90 invites people to celebrate our past and imagine our future. Berkeley Lab’s 90th anniversary celebration honors the diverse contributions of the Lab community. It also celebrates our commitment to discovery science, and how it can lead to solutions for the nation and world.
Since einsteinium was discovered in 1952 at Berkeley Lab, scientists have performed very few experiments with it because it is so hard to create and is exceptionally radioactive. A team of chemists has overcome these obstacles, opening the door to a better understanding of the remaining transuranic elements of the actinide series.