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Hunting for Dark Matter’s ‘Hidden Valley’

May 24th, 2016

Kathryn Zurek realized a decade ago that we may be searching in the wrong places for clues to one of the universe’s greatest unsolved mysteries: dark matter. Despite making up an estimated 85 percent of the total mass of the universe, we haven’t yet figured out what it’s made of.

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3 Knowns and 3 Unknowns about Dark Matter

May 24th, 2016

While we can’t see dark matter, we are learning more about it. Here are three knowns and three unknowns about dark matter.

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Water-Energy Nexus New Focus of Berkeley Lab Research

May 23rd, 2016

Billions of gallons of water are used each day in the United States for energy production—for hydroelectric power generation, thermoelectric plant cooling, and countless other industrial processes, including oil and gas mining. And huge amounts of energy are required to pump, treat, heat, and deliver water. This interdependence of water and energy is the focus of a major new research effort at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

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Got Plaque? Berkeley Lab Tech Provides Measure of Artery Health

May 19th, 2016

What if checking the state of your arterial health were as simple as monitoring your blood pressure? New Berkeley Lab technology could soon make detecting the process of plaque buildup in vessels a routine part of a visit to the doctor and, perhaps, home healthcare settings.

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New Berkeley Lab Study Tallies Environmental and Public Health Benefits of Solar Power

May 18th, 2016

Solar power could deliver $400 billion in environmental and public health benefits throughout the United States by 2050, according to a study from Berkeley Lab and National Renewable Energy Laboratory.

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Berkeley Lab Participates in New National Microbiome Initiative

May 13th, 2016

The initiative will advance the understanding of microbiome behavior and enable the protection of healthy microbiomes, which are communities of microorganisms that live on and in people, plants, soil, oceans, and the atmosphere. Microbiomes maintain the healthy function of diverse ecosystems, and they influence human health, climate change, and food security.