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Using a unique combination of nanoscale imaging and chemical analysis, an international team of researchers has revealed a key step in the molecular mechanism behind the water splitting reaction of photosynthesis, a finding that could help inform the design of renewable energy technology.

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Scientists Aim Gene-Targeting Breakthrough Against COVID-19

June 4th, 2020

Scientists at Berkeley Lab’s Molecular Foundry have joined forces with a research team at Stanford to aim a gene-targeting, antiviral agent called PAC-MAN against COVID-19.

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Smart Farms of the Future: Making Bioenergy Crops More Environmentally Friendly

June 2nd, 2020

Farmers have enough worries – between bad weather, rising costs, and shifting market demands – without having to stress about the carbon footprint of their operations. But now a new set of projects by scientists at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory could make agriculture both more sustainable and more profitable.

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Now Complete, Telescope Instrument is Poised to Begin Its Search for Answers About Dark Energy

June 1st, 2020

Even as the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument, or DESI, lies dormant within a telescope dome on a mountaintop in Arizona, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the DESI project has moved forward in reaching the final formal approval milestone prior to startup.

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Daya Bay Reactor Experiment Continues to Generate Data

May 29th, 2020

Largely unaffected by the pandemic, the Daya Bay reactor neutrino experiment in Shenzen, China, has continued to pump data to remote supercomputers for analyses.

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Laser, Biosciences Researchers Combine Efforts to Study Viruses in Droplets

May 28th, 2020

Laser and biology experts at Berkeley Lab are working together to develop a platform and experiments to study the structure and components of viruses like the one causing COVID-19, and to learn how viruses interact with their surrounding environment. The experiments could provide new insight on how to reduce the infectiousness of viruses.

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Site of LUX-ZEPLIN Dark Matter Search Project Carefully Ramps Up Science Work

May 26th, 2020

The Sanford Underground Research Facility in South Dakota, which is home to the LUX-ZEPLIN dark matter search project, has begun a transition toward increased operations.