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In one week, Berkeley Lab is hosting the InnovationXLab Biomanufacturing Summit: An exclusive event aimed at bridging the gap between research and commercialization and paving the way toward a stronger bioeconomy.

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The Wild World of Microbe-Made Products – Skis Now Included

January 9th, 2020

Biomanufacturing – harnessing biological processes in cells and microbes to design and manufacture products – is revolutionizing how we make everything from futuristic consumer goods to sustainable fuels to breakthrough medicines. Every biomanufactured product can be traced back to discoveries in the lab, but translating that science into a real-world product can be tricky. Berkeley Lab is helping to move great ideas, like outdoor gear made from algae oil, from conception to commercialization.

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The CUORE Underground Experiment Narrows the Search for Rare Particle Process

January 9th, 2020

The largest set of data yet from an underground experiment called CUORE sets more stringent limits on a theoretical ultra-rare particle process known as neutrinoless double-beta decay that could help to explain the abundance of matter over antimatter in the universe.

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Milestone in Advanced Light Source Upgrade Project Will Bring in a New Ring

January 8th, 2020

An upgrade of the Advanced Light Source (ALS), a synchrotron at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), has passed an important milestone that will help to maintain the ALS’ world-leading capabilities. On Dec. 23 the DOE granted approval for a key funding step that will allow the project to start construction on a new inner electron storage ring known as an accumulator ring.

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Polluted Wastewater in the Forecast? Try A Solar Umbrella

January 6th, 2020

Evaporation ponds, commonly used in many industries to manage wastewater, can occupy a large footprint and often pose risks to birds and other wildlife, yet they’re an economical way to deal with contaminated water. Now researchers at Berkeley Lab have demonstrated a way to double the rate of evaporation by using solar energy and taking advantage of water’s inherent properties, potentially reducing their environmental impact.

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‘Twas the Night Before the Periodic Table

December 20th, 2019

As we wind down a yearlong celebration of the 150th anniversary of the periodic table, Berkeley Lab pays homage to Mendeleev’s discovery in this imagined reenactment of how this scientific concept was dreamed up. Though it is based on a true story of Mendeleev’s nighttime epiphany, we took some liberties.

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The Quantum Information Edge Launches to Accelerate Quantum Computing R&D for Breakthrough Science

December 20th, 2019

A nationwide alliance of national labs, universities, and industry launched Dec. 20 to advance the frontiers of quantum computing systems designed to solve urgent scientific challenges and maintain U.S. leadership in next-generation information technology.