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NIH Awards $9.3M for Further Development of PHENIX Structural Biology Software

July 26th, 2017

PHENIX, a software suite launched 17 years ago at Berkeley Lab to automate the analysis of structural biology data, has received $9.3 million from the National Institutes of Health for continued development. The grant will support the use of PHENIX to build and refine models to solve three-dimensional macromolecular structures.

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Making Polymer Chemistry ‘Click’

July 25th, 2017

A team including Berkeley Lab scientists has developed a faster and easier way to make a class of sulfur-containing plastics that will lower the cost of large-scale production.

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Construction on International Mega-Science Neutrino Experiment Gets Underway

July 21st, 2017

In a unique groundbreaking ceremony held July 21 at a research site in South Dakota, a group of dignitaries, scientists and engineers from around the world marked the start of construction of a massive international experiment that could change our understanding of the universe.

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Berkeley Lab to Lead Multimillion-Dollar Geothermal Energy Project

July 20th, 2017

Berkeley Lab will lead a new $9 million project aimed at removing technical barriers to commercialization of enhanced geothermal systems (EGS), a clean energy technology with the potential to power 100 million American homes.

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Report: Compact, Precise Beam Could Aid in Nuclear Security

July 18th, 2017

A Berkeley Lab-led report highlights a new, compact technique for producing beams with precisely controlled energy and direction that could “see” through thick steel and concrete to more easily detect and identify concealed or smuggled nuclear materials for national security and other applications.

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DOE Renews Funding for Joint BioEnergy Institute at Berkeley Lab

July 17th, 2017

The Department of Energy’s Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI), led by Berkeley Lab, is one of four DOE Bioenergy Research Centers to receive funding in support of innovative research on biofuels and bioproducts. The four centers will receive a total of $40 million. The award marks the next research phase at JBEI, originally established in 2007.