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Increasingly, scientists are recognizing that negative emissions technologies (NETs) to remove and sequester carbon dioxide from the atmosphere will be an essential component in the strategy to mitigate climate change. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), a multidisciplinary Department of Energy research lab, is pursuing a portfolio of negative emissions technologies and related research.

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VIDEO: On the Line: Watching Nanoparticles Get in Shape

February 25th, 2021

Berkeley Lab scientists have captured real-time, high-resolution videos of liquid structures taking shape as nanoparticles form a solid-like layer at the interface between oil and water. Their findings could help advance all-liquid robotics for targeted cancer drug delivery and other applications.


Researchers Hunt for New Particles in Particle Collider Data

February 19th, 2021

Berkeley Lab researchers participated in a study that used machine learning to scan for new particles in three years of particle-collision data from CERN’s ATLAS detector.

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National Labs Band Together to Build Prototype Magnet for Future and Existing Light Sources

February 17th, 2021

Teams at three national labs worked together to design, build, and fully test a new state-of-the-art, half-meter-long prototype magnet that meets the requirements for use in existing and future light source facilities.

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Advisory Committee Releases Strategic Plan for U.S. Fusion, Plasma Program

February 16th, 2021

The U.S. Department of Energy Fusion Energy Sciences Advisory Committee has adopted and endorsed a new report that lays out a strategic plan for fusion energy and plasma science research over the next decade. The report has been two years in the making, gathering an unprecedented level of input and support from across the U.S. fusion and plasma community.

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Applying Quantum Computing to a Particle Process

February 12th, 2021

A team of researchers at Berkeley Lab used a quantum computer to successfully simulate an aspect of particle collisions that is typically neglected in high-energy physics experiments, such as those that occur at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider.

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Susannah Tringe Appointed Director of Berkeley Lab’s Environmental Genomics and Systems Biology Division

February 10th, 2021

Following an international search, Berkeley Lab has named Susannah Tringe, known for her work in advancing the field of metagenomics, to serve as Environmental Genomics and Systems Biology (EGSB) Division Director.