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Berkeley Lab Scientists Contribute to New Exploration of Higgs Boson Interactions

October 15th, 2020

A new analysis, featuring important contributions by Berkeley Lab scientists, strongly supports the hypothesis that the Higgs boson interacts with muons, which are heavier siblings of electrons and the lightest particles yet to reveal evidence for these interactions.

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Focusing in on Aquatic Microbes: Berkeley Lab Scientists Receive Grant for New Microscopy Approach

October 14th, 2020

A trio of Berkeley Lab scientists has been awarded a grant by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation to develop a unique microscopy technology that can be used to study symbiosis in aquatic microbes – biological relationships that have a large influence on ecosystems and the planet’s climate. The grant is part of a three-year, $19-million project within the Foundation’s Symbiosis in Aquatic Systems Initiative.

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What’s Nanotechnology? Kristin Persson Explains at 4 Different Levels

October 9th, 2020

In this video, Molecular Foundry Director Kristin Persson explains nanotechnology at 4 different levels so that anyone – from a kindergartner to a graduate student – can learn about this exciting field.

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Coming Down the Pike: Long-Haul Trucks Powered by Hydrogen Fuel Cells

October 8th, 2020

Hydrogen fuel cells are on the rise: Germany has rolled out hydrogen-powered trains, the San Francisco Bay Area will soon see the nation’s first hydrogen fuel cell ferry, and sales of fuel-cell vehicles are up globally. It’s a technology with the potential to provide a variety of clean energy options, especially in transportation. Now the Department of Energy has announced several major investments to take hydrogen fuel cells to the next level, and Berkeley Lab is set to play a leading role in providing the scientific expertise to help realize DOE’s ambitious goals.

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New Algorithm Sharpens Focus of World’s Most Powerful Microscopes

October 8th, 2020

Blurry photo? There’s a photoshop tool for that. Blurry molecular structure map? Now, there’s a tool for that too.

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An Electrical Trigger Fires Single, Identical Photons

October 8th, 2020

Researchers at Berkeley Lab have found a way to generate single, identical photons on demand. The precisely controlled photon source, made from an atomically thin semiconducting material, could aid the development of advanced quantum communication.

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Study Finds ‘Missing Link’ in the Evolutionary History of Carbon-Fixing Protein Rubisco

October 7th, 2020

The discovery of a primitive form of a photosynthetic enzyme will help scientists understand how carbon-fixing organisms oxygenated the atmosphere and how modern plants evolved