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A California-based company called GraphAudio is moving toward commercializing graphene-based audio technology developed by researchers at Berkeley Lab and UC Berkeley in an effort to stimulate an audio revolution. The company’s goal is to use the licensed technology to manufacture graphene components that other companies incorporate in their products.
Why do some people feel like they need three cups of coffee just to get through the day when others are happy with only one? Why do some people abstain entirely? New research suggests that our intake of coffee is affected by a positive feedback loop between genetics and the environment.
Berkeley Lab scientists have designed a tunable graphene device that juggles three properties — superconducting, insulating, and a type of magnetism called ferromagnetism. The technology could make possible new physics experiments, such as research in the pursuit of an electric circuit for faster, next-generation electronics like quantum computing technologies.
Since 2010, the Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis (JCAP) has made significant progress in the pursuit of a sustainable energy industry that converts sunlight, water, and carbon dioxide into renewable transportation fuels. We look back at a decade of discovery, highlighting 10 breakthroughs by JCAP researchers.
Berkeley Lab scientists have made a surprising discovery that could help explain our risk for developing chronic diseases or cancers as we get older, and how our food decomposes over time.
The international Muon Ionization Cooling Experiment (MICE) collaboration, a U.K.-based effort that includes researchers at Berkeley Lab, has made a major step forward in the quest to create an accelerator for subatomic particles called muons.
Scientists at Berkeley Lab’s Molecular Foundry have designed a biocompatible polymer that has the potential to advance photothermal therapy, a technique that deploys near-infrared light to combat antibacterial-resistant infections and cancer.
Giant-scale physics experiments increasingly rely on big data and complex algorithms fed into powerful computers. Managing this mass of data presents its own unique challenges. To better prepare for this data deluge, physicists are turning to the fledgling field of quantum computing.
Biomanufacturing is revolutionizing how everything from consumer goods to sustainable fuels and medicines are made. The Lab’s Advanced Biofuels and Bioproducts Process Development Unit is helping to move great ideas, like outdoor gear made from algae oil, from conception to commercialization.
The largest set of data yet from an underground experiment called CUORE sets more stringent limits on a theoretical ultra-rare particle process known as neutrinoless double-beta decay that could help to explain the abundance of matter over antimatter in the universe.