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This Hydrogen Fuel Machine Could Be the Ultimate Guide to Self-Improvement

April 5th, 2021

Scientists at Berkeley Lab have uncovered a surprising property that turns an artificial photosynthesis device into a self-improving hydrogen fuel machine.

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In Memoriam: David Shirley, Former Laboratory Director

April 2nd, 2021

David Arthur Shirley, former director of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and professor of chemistry at the University of California, Berkeley, died on March 29, 2021, of age-related illness. Shirley was a pioneer of electron spectroscopy, a teacher, a mentor, and an

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Cameron Geddes Appointed Director of Berkeley Lab’s Accelerator Technology and Applied Physics Division

March 29th, 2021

Following an international search, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) has named Cameron Geddes, an award-winning scientist who is internationally known for his work on laser-plasma accelerators, to serve as Accelerator Technology and Applied Physics (ATAP) Division Director.

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VIDEO: Revealing the Nano Big Bang – Scientists Observe the First Milliseconds of Crystal Formation

March 25th, 2021

At the Molecular Foundry, scientists recruited a world-leading microscope to capture atomic-resolution, high-speed images of gold atoms self-organizing, falling apart, and then reorganizing many times before settling into a stable, ordered crystal.

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How Microorganisms Can Help Us Get to Net Negative Emissions

March 25th, 2021

A Q&A with Berkeley Lab scientist Eric Sundstrom on a technology to turn electrons to bioproducts

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Do You Know the Way to Berkelium, Californium?

March 24th, 2021

Scientists at Berkeley Lab have demonstrated how to image samples of heavy elements as small as a single nanogram. The new approach will help scientists advance new technologies for medical imaging and cancer therapies.

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Missing Baryons Found in Far-Out Reaches of Galactic Halos

March 16th, 2021

Researchers have channeled the universe’s earliest light – a relic of the universe’s formation known as the cosmic microwave background (CMB) – to solve a missing-matter mystery and learn new things about galaxy formation. Their work could also help us to better understand dark energy and test Einstein’s theory of general relativity by providing new details about the rate at which galaxies are moving toward us or away from us.