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Jay Keasling Receives Distinguished Scientist Fellow Award

September 23rd, 2021

The renowned synthetic biologist will be given $1 million in funding to support bioenergy and bioproduct innovation.

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Two Berkeley Lab Scientists Appointed to President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology

September 22nd, 2021

Astrophysicist Saul Perlmutter and climate scientist Inez Fung, both scientists at Berkeley Lab, have been appointed to the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST), the White House announced today.

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Poorly Circulated Room Air Raises Potential Exposure to Contaminants by up to 6 Times

September 22nd, 2021

Having good room ventilation to dilute and disperse indoor air pollutants has long been recognized, and with the COVID-19 pandemic its importance has become all the more heightened. But new experiments by Berkeley Lab indoor air researchers show that certain circumstances will result in poor mixing of room air, meaning airborne contaminants may not be effectively dispersed and removed by building level ventilation.

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How to Catch a Perfect Wave: Scientists Take a Closer Look Inside the Perfect Fluid

September 16th, 2021

Scientists have reported new clues to solving a cosmic conundrum: How the quark-gluon plasma – nature’s perfect fluid – evolved into the building blocks of matter during the birth of the early universe.

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Unprecedented Plasma Lensing for High-Intensity Lasers

September 9th, 2021

New research on plasma lensing at BELLA helps confirm laser plasma accelerators can be scaled up as BELLA Center pushes toward higher energies

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Berkeley Lab, UC Berkeley, Caltech to Build Quantum Network Testbed

August 31st, 2021

Five-year, $12.5 million U.S. Department of Energy project will help pave the way for a nationwide quantum Internet

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New Report Shows Technology Advancement and Value of Wind Energy

August 30th, 2021

Wind energy continues to see strong growth, solid performance, and low prices in the U.S., according to a report released by the U.S. Department of Energy and prepared by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. With levelized costs of just over $30 per megawatt-hour (MWh) for newly built projects, the cost of wind is well below its grid-system, health, and climate benefits.