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Berkeley Lab Scientists See Urgent Need for Reducing Emissions

April 14, 2014

The bad news: a major transformation of our current energy supply system is needed in order to avoid a dangerous increase in global temperatures. The good news: the technologies needed to get there are mostly readily available. These are some of the main conclusions reached by experts from Berkeley Lab and their Working Group III co-authors on the Fifth Assessment Report of the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

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What About BOB?

April 7, 2014

The Berkeley Open Biofoundry – BOB – is a Berkeley Lab proposal to DARPA aimed at providing the science and technology that will enable the engineering of biological systems to produce valuable chemical products on a commercial scale.

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Indian Company Licenses Berkeley Lab Invention for Arsenic-free Water

March 5, 2014

When Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) scientist Ashok Gadgil set out to solve an insidious public health problem afflicting South Asia, arsenic contamination of groundwater, he knew the hard part would not just be inventing the technology but also ensuring a way to sustain its long-term use on a large scale. Gadgil and his lab came up with ECAR, Electrochemical Arsenic Remediation, which binds arsenic using iron dissolved in water. Their innovation was two-fold. They created a technology that is exceptionally effective, inexpensive, and easy to maintain.

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First Look at How Individual Staphylococcus Cells Adhere to Nanostructures Could Lead to New Ways to Thwart Infections

March 4, 2014

A team of researchers led by Berkeley Lab scientists have explored how individual Staphylococcus cells glom onto metallic nanostructures of various shapes and sizes that are not much bigger than the cells themselves. Their work could lead to a more nuanced understanding of what makes a surface less inviting to bacteria.

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Heavy Flavor Tracker for STAR

February 18, 2014

Studies of the quark-gluon plasma – the primordial soup of quarks and gluons whose brief existence after the big bang set the stage for the universe we know today – is poised for a major upgrade thanks to a new particle detector system called the “Heavy Flavor Tracker.”

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Berkeley Lab Startup Wants to Know How Damaged Your DNA Is

February 6, 2014

Berkeley Lab scientist Sylvain Costes has come up with a way to automate the job of screening for DNA damage, using a proprietary algorithm and a machine to scan specimens and objectively score the damaged DNA. Now he has launched Exogen Biotechnology to commercialize the technology and, he hopes, make tests for DNA damage as common as a cholesterol test.

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Berkeley Lab-led Project Aims to Produce Liquid Transportation Fuel from Methane

January 15, 2014

How’s this for innovative: A Berkeley Lab-led team hopes to engineer a new enzyme that efficiently converts methane to liquid transportation fuel. “There’s a lot of methane available, and we want to develop a new way to harness it as an energy source for vehicles,” says Christer Jansson, a biochemist who heads the effort.

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A Role of Sugar Uptake in Breast Cancer Revealed

December 18, 2013

Berkeley Lab researchers have shown that aerobic glycolysis – glucose metabolism in the presence of oxygen – is not the consequence of the cancerous activity of malignant cells, as has been widely believed, but is itself a cancerous event.

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SOFS Take to Water

December 16, 2013

Berkeley Lab researchers have unveiled the first two-dimensional SOFs – supramolecular organic frameworks – that self-assemble in solution, an important breakthrough that holds implications for sensing and separation technologies, energy sciences, and biomimetics.

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New Spectroscopic Technique Could Accelerate the Push for Better Batteries

December 4, 2013

A new technique developed at Berkeley Lab’s Advanced Light Source could help scientists better understand and improve the materials required for high-performance lithium-ion batteries that power EVs and other applications. The technique, which uses soft X-ray spectroscopy, measures something never seen before: the migration of ions and electrons in an integrated, operating battery electrode.

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