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Applying Machine Learning to the Universe’s Mysteries

January 30th, 2018

Berkeley Lab physicists and their collaborators have demonstrated that computers are ready to tackle the universe’s greatest mysteries – they used neural networks to perform a deep dive into data simulating the subatomic particle soup that may have existed just microseconds after the big bang.

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Silencing Is Golden: Scientists Image Molecules Vital for Gene Regulation

January 29th, 2018

Lab scientists use cryo-electron microscopy to gain a deeper understanding of the structure of a regulatory complex. Their research could open up new possibilities for cancer therapies.

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X-Ray Experiments Suggest High Tunability of 2-D Material

January 26th, 2018

Researchers used MAESTRO, an X-ray platform at Berkeley Lab, to zero in on signatures of exotic electronic behavior in a 2-D material. They found that the material may be highly tunable, with potential applications in spintronics and other emerging fields.

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New Discovery Could Improve Organic Solar Cell Performance

January 24th, 2018

Scientists who are members of a new energy materials-related science center based at Berkeley Lab have solved a mystery that could lead to gains in efficiency for organic solar cells.

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It All Starts With a ‘Spark’: Berkeley Lab Delivers Injector That Will Drive X-Ray Laser Upgrade

January 22nd, 2018

A team at Berkeley Lab has designed, built, and delivered a unique version of a device, called an injector gun, that can produce a steady stream of these electron bunches. The gun will be used to produce brilliant X-ray laser pulses at a rapid-fire rate of up to 1 million per second.

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Scientists Discover Material Ideal for Smart Photovoltaic Windows

January 22nd, 2018

A photovoltaic glass that is also reversibly thermochromic is a green technology researchers have long worked toward, and now, scientists at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have demonstrated a way to make it work.

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Coupling Experiments to Theory to Build a Better Battery

January 18th, 2018

A Berkeley Lab-led team of researchers has reported that a new lithium-sulfur battery component allows a doubling in capacity compared to a conventional lithium-sulfur battery, even after more than 100 charge cycles.