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Shaping the Future of Nanocrystals

August 21st, 2014

Berkeley Lab researchers have recorded the first direct observations of how facets form and develop on platinum nanocubes in solution, pointing the way towards more sophisticated and effective nanocrystal design and revealing that a nearly 150 year-old scientific law describing crystal growth breaks down at the nanoscale.

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Researchers Map Quantum Vortices Inside Superfluid Helium Nanodroplets

August 21st, 2014

Researchers have, for the first time, characterized so-called quantum vortices that swirl within tiny droplets of liquid helium, opening new avenues to studying quantum rotation.

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NMR Using Earth’s Magnetic Field

August 19th, 2014

Berkeley Lab researchers carried out NMR experiments using an ultra-low magnetic field comparable to Earth’s magnetic field.

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New Study Finds Price of Wind Energy in US at an All-Time Low; Competitiveness of Wind Has Improved

August 18th, 2014

Wind energy pricing is at an all-time low, according to a new report released by the U.S. Department of Energy and prepared by Berkeley Lab. The prices offered by wind projects to utility purchasers averaged just $25/MWh for projects negotiating contracts in 2013, spurring demand for wind energy.

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Mysteries of Space Dust Revealed

August 14th, 2014

The first analysis of space dust collected by a special collector onboard NASA’s Stardust mission and sent back to Earth for study in 2006 suggests the tiny specks, which likely originated from beyond our solar system, are more complex in composition and structure than previously imagined.

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Excessive Running or Walking May Eliminate Health Gains in Heart Attack Survivors, Finds Berkeley Lab Research

August 12th, 2014

Heart attack survivors who exceed 30 miles of running per week may lose the health benefits accrued by running less, according to new research by Berkeley Lab’s Paul T. Williams and colleagues.