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Berkeley scientists have developed a technique for effectively controlling pulses of light in closely packed nanoscale waveguides, an essential requirement for ultrahigh density, ultracompact integrated photonic circuitry.

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Berkeley Lab Scientists to Develop Better Way to Screen Chemicals for Cancer-Causing Effects

June 24th, 2015

Berkeley Lab scientists are developing a cell culture that could help researchers better identify chemicals that increase breast cancer susceptibility. The scientists will grow the culture using adult stem cells obtained from breast tissue. Their test will show if a chemical causes a breakdown in cell-to-cell communication, which is a fundamental defect of cancer.

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A New Look at Surface Chemistry

June 17th, 2015

A multi-institutional team of researchers, including scientists from Berkeley Lab, have used a new scanning electron microscopy technique to resolve the unique atomic structure at the surface of a material. This new technique holds promise for the study of catalysis, corrosion and other critical chemical reactions.

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Leaving on a Biofueled Jet Plane

June 15th, 2015

Researchers at the Energy Biosciences Institute (EBI) have developed a catalytic process for converting sugarcane biomass into a new class of aviation fuel and lubricant base oils that could help biorefineries achieve net life-cycle greenhouse gas savings of up to 80-percent.

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A Bright Light for Ultrafast Snapshots of Materials

June 11th, 2015

Berkeley Lab researchers have developed a bright, high-repetition-rate laser source that can generate XUV light for ultrafast materials dynamics and electronic structure studies.

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Former Berkeley Lab Director Chuck Shank Wins Fermi Award

June 8th, 2015

Charles (Chuck) Shank, Berkeley Lab director from 1989 through 2004, has been named by President Obama as a recipient of the Enrico Fermi Award, one of the federal government’s oldest and most prestigious awards for scientific achievement.

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U.S. Joins the World in a New Era of Research at the Large Hadron Collider

June 3rd, 2015

Scientists at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, the European research facility, start recording data from the highest-energy particle collisions ever achieved on Earth.