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IceCube Neutrinos Point to Long-Sought Cosmic Ray Accelerator

July 12th, 2018

An international team of scientists has found the first evidence of a source of high-energy cosmic neutrinos, ghostly subatomic particles that can travel unhindered for billions of light years from the most extreme environments in the universe to Earth.

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Berkeley Lab Team Wins Data-Driven Scavenger Hunt for Simulated Nuclear Materials

July 6th, 2018

Competing in a fictitious high-stakes scenario, a group of scientists at Berkeley Lab bested two dozen other teams in a months-long, data-driven scavenger hunt for simulated radioactive materials in a virtual urban environment.

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NOvA Experiment Sees Strong Evidence for Antineutrino Oscillation

July 3rd, 2018

The NOvA particle physics experiment drew heavily upon the computing power at Berkeley Lab’s National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) in a new analysis that took a deep dive into experimental data about neutrino interactions and found evidence of antineutrino oscillation.

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New Simulations Break Down Potential Impact of a Major Quake by Building Location and Size

June 28th, 2018

With unprecedented resolution, scientists and engineers are simulating precisely how a large-magnitude earthquake along the Hayward Fault would affect different locations and buildings across the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Separate But Together: Ultrathin Membrane Both Isolates and Couples Living and Non-Living Catalysts

June 26th, 2018

Bioelectrochemical systems combine the best of both worlds – microbial cells with inorganic materials – to make fuels and other energy-rich chemicals with unrivaled efficiency. Yet technical difficulties have kept them impractical anywhere but in a lab. Now researchers at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have developed a novel nanoscale membrane that could address these issues and pave the way for commercial scale-up.

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6 Berkeley Lab Researchers Receive DOE Early Career Research Awards

June 21st, 2018

Six scientists at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have been selected by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Science to receive significant funding for research through its Early Career Research Program.

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Berkeley Lab Researchers Use Machine Learning to Search Science Data

June 19th, 2018

A team of researchers from Berkeley Lab and UC Berkeley are developing innovative machine learning tools to pull contextual information from scientific datasets and automatically generate metadata tags for each file. Scientists can then search these files via a web-based search engine for scientific data, called Science Search, that the Berkeley team is building.