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Berkeley Lab Awarded DOE Grants for Greener Buildings

September 14th, 2016

Berkeley Lab has been awarded more than $4 million by the Department of Energy (DOE) to undertake three projects aimed at improving the energy efficiency of buildings, which account for more than 40 percent of the country’s energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.

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Experts Anticipate Significant Continued Reductions in Wind Energy Costs

September 13th, 2016

Technology advancements are expected to continue to drive down the cost of wind energy, according to a survey of the world’s foremost wind power experts led by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab). Experts anticipate cost reductions driven by bigger and more efficient turbines, lower capital and operating costs, and other advancements. The findings are described in an article in the journal Nature Energy.

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Teams of Scientists Gather at Berkeley Lab to Study Secrets of Plants’ Plumbing

September 12th, 2016

To resolve open questions about water transport in plants and how they respond to stress such as drought, science teams from around the world gathered at Berkeley Lab and UC Berkeley for an intensive round of experiments.

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Berkeley Lab to Lead 5 Exascale Projects, Support 6 Others

September 7th, 2016

Scientists at Berkeley Lab will lead or play key roles in developing 11 critical research applications for next-generation supercomputers as part of DOE’s Exascale Computing Project (ECP). The ECP announced Sept. 7 that it has selected 15 application development proposals for full funding—of which Berkeley Lab will lead two and support four others—and seven proposals for “seed” funding, three of which will be led by Berkeley Lab, which will also support two others.

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Accelerator Operator Stitches Together Storied Career at Bevatron, Cyclotron

September 1st, 2016

Catherine “Reba” Siero, an accelerator operator at Berkeley Lab, has worked for more than two decades at its 88-Inch Cyclotron and earlier worked in particle-beam-based cancer treatments and biology research at the lab.

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Researchers Peel Back Another Layer of Chemistry with ‘Tender’ X-rays

August 31st, 2016

Scientists can now directly probe a previously hard-to-see layer of chemistry, which forms in a narrow band where liquid meets solid, thanks to a unique X-ray toolkit developed at Berkeley Lab.