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3-D Imaging Technique Maps Migration of DNA-carrying Material at the Center of Cells

November 17th, 2016

Scientists have produced detailed 3-D visualizations that show an unexpected connectivity in the genetic material at the center of cells, providing a new understanding of a cell’s evolving architecture.

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A New Way to Image Solar Cells in 3-D

November 15th, 2016

Scientists have developed a way to use optical microscopy to map thin-film solar cells in 3-D as they absorb photons. The new method could help researchers learn new ways to boost photovoltaic efficiency.

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Simulations Show Swirling Rings, Whirlpool-Like Structure in Subatomic ‘Soup’

November 10th, 2016

Powerful supercomputer simulations of high-energy collisions between atomic cores provide new insights about the complex structure of a superhot fluid called the quark-gluon plasma.

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Solar Cells Get Boost with Integration of Water-Splitting Catalyst onto Semiconductor

November 9th, 2016

Berkeley Lab scientists have found a way to engineer the atomic-scale chemical properties of a water-splitting catalyst for integration with a solar cell, and the result is a big boost to the stability and efficiency of artificial photosynthesis. The research comes out of the Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis (JCAP), established to develop a cost-effective method of turning sunlight, water, and carbon dioxide into fuel.

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Study: Carbon-Hungry Plants Impede Growth Rate of Atmospheric CO2 

November 8th, 2016

New findings suggest the rate at which CO2 is accumulating in the atmosphere has plateaued in recent years because Earth’s vegetation is grabbing more carbon from the air than in previous decades.

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The Rosenfeld Question: Art Rosenfeld’s Tang Lecture Given by Ashok Gadgil

November 7th, 2016

How do you speak on behalf of a living legend like Berkeley Lab’s Art Rosenfeld, a particle physicist who attained international recognition as the “godfather of energy efficiency?” That was the challenge faced by Ashok Gadgil on September 25 in Taipei City, Taiwan.