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Getting a Charge Out of MOFs

August 24th, 2018

Researchers at Berkeley Lab and UC Berkeley have made a MOF with the highest electron charge mobilities ever observed, along with a technique to improve the conductivity of other MOFs.

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Infrared Beams Show Cell Types in a Different Light

August 23rd, 2018

By shining highly focused infrared light on living cells, scientists at Berkeley Lab hope to unmask individual cell identities, and to diagnose whether the cells are diseased or healthy.

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Report Confirms Wind Technology Advancements Continue to Drive Down Wind Energy Prices

August 23rd, 2018

Wind energy pricing remains attractive, according to an annual report released by the U.S. Department of Energy and prepared by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab). At an average of around 2 cents per kilowatt-hour (kWh), prices offered by newly built wind projects in the United States are being driven lower by technology advancements and cost reductions.

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Mixed Report Card for Low-Cost Indoor Air Quality Home Monitors

August 22nd, 2018

Indoor air researchers at Berkeley Lab recently tested seven consumer-grade air quality monitors to see if they could detect fine particles emitted by common household activities, including cooking, burning candles, and smoking. All of the monitors tested were found to have either underreported or missed the presence of very small particles that can penetrate deeply into the lungs.

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Ecosystems Are Getting Greener in the Arctic

August 20th, 2018

Researchers from Berkeley Lab have developed a new benchmark model that estimates changes in the proportion of the Earth’s surface where plant growth will no longer be limited by cold temperatures in the 21st century.

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American Physical Society Publishes 60th Anniversary Edition of the Review of Particle Physics

August 17th, 2018

The latest edition of the Review of Particle Physics, a go-to resource for particle physicists published Aug. 17 in the American Physical Society’s Physical Review D journal, marks the 60th anniversary of the founding of the Berkeley Lab-based Particle Data Group that produces the Review.

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Light-Emitting Nanoparticles Could Provide a Safer Way to Image Living Cells

August 15th, 2018

A research team has demonstrated how light-emitting nanoparticles, developed at Berkeley Lab, can be used to see deep in living tissue. Researchers hope they can be made to attach to specific components of cells to serve in an advanced imaging system that can pinpoint even single cancer cells.