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The American Association for the Advancement of Science, the world’s largest general scientific society, today announced that 489 of its members, among them nine scientists at Berkeley Lab, have been named Fellows. This lifetime honor, which follows a nomination and review process, recognizes scientists, engineers, and innovators for their distinguished achievements in research and other disciplines toward the advancement or applications of science.

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Scientists Design New Framework for Clean Water

November 24th, 2020

A team of scientists led by Berkeley Lab has designed a new crystalline material that targets and traps copper ions from wastewater with unprecedented precision and speed. The technology offers the water industry and the research community the first blueprint for a water-remediation technology that scavenges heavy metal ions with a measure of control, which far surpasses the current state of the art.

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Charges Cascading Along a Molecular Chain

November 12th, 2020

A team of researchers led by Berkeley Lab has developed a method to fabricate a one-dimensional array of individual molecules and to precisely control its electronic structure.

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Microbe “Rewiring” Technique Promises a Boom in Biomanufacturing

November 10th, 2020

Berkeley Lab researchers have achieved unprecedented success in modifying a microbe to efficiently produce a compound of interest using a computational model and CRISPR-based gene editing. Their approach could dramatically speed up the research and development phase for new biomanufacturing processes, getting advanced bio-based products, such as sustainable fuels and plastic alternatives, on the shelves faster.

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How to Accelerate Solar Adoption for the Underserved

November 9th, 2020

As rooftop solar prices have fallen, many households at all income levels can now save money by going solar. Nonetheless, low- and moderate-income households remain less likely to adopt solar than high-income households. So, Berkeley Lab researchers set out to examine if certain policy and business models could improve adoption equity in terms of household income.

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Know When to Unfold ’Em: Study Applies Error-Reducing Methods from Particle Physics to Quantum Computing

November 5th, 2020

Borrowing a page from high-energy physics and astronomy textbooks, a team of physicists and computer scientists at Berkeley Lab has successfully adapted and applied a common error-reduction technique to the field of quantum computing.

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GRETA, a 3D Gamma-Ray Detector, Gets Green Light to Move Forward

November 2nd, 2020

The effort to construct GRETA, a cutting-edge spherical array of high-purity germanium crystals that will measure gamma-ray signals to reveal new details about the structure and inner workings of atomic nuclei, has received key approvals needed to proceed toward full build-out.