A Berkeley Lab intern and his mentor developed an algorithm that will extract better structures from low-quality crystallography diffraction data. Biosciences mentor Peter Zwart likened the challenging project to “going around in a dark room trying to find a cat.”
A new analysis, featuring important contributions by Berkeley Lab scientists, strongly supports the hypothesis that the Higgs boson interacts with muons, which are heavier siblings of electrons and the lightest particles yet to reveal evidence for these interactions.
Berkeley Lab scientists received a Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation award to develop a unique microscopy technology to study symbiosis in aquatic microbes — biological relationships that have a large influence on ecosystems and the planet’s climate. The grant is part of a $19-million grant for the Symbiosis in Aquatic Systems Initiative.
Blurry photo? There’s a Photoshop tool for that. Blurry molecular structure map? Now, there’s a tool for that too. A team including Berkeley Lab researchers have developed a new computer algorithm that enhances the quality of the 3D molecular structure maps generated with cryo-electron microscopy.
From hydrogen-powered trains to the nation’s hydrogen fuel cell ferry, hydrogen fuel cells are on the rise. This technology has the potential for a variety of clean energy options, especially in transportation. Recent investments will help take hydrogen fuel cells to the next level, and Berkeley Lab is set to play a leading role to help realize these ambitious goals.
In this video, Molecular Foundry Director Kristin Persson spoke with four science enthusiasts — a kindergartner, a middle schooler, a high school senior, and a graduate student — to talk about nanoscience. From electronic devices to the targeted delivery of anti-cancer drugs, nanotechnology provides a powerful toolbox that is already changing the world.
Biochemist Jennifer Doudna, a UC Berkeley professor and Berkeley Lab faculty scientist, is co-winner of the 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for her co-discovery of CRISPR-Cas9, a groundbreaking genetic engineering technology. She shares the Nobel Prize with Emmanuelle Charpentier. Together, they form the first all-woman research team to win a Nobel Prize.