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Efficient and Healthy Schools Campaign Focuses On Indoor Air Quality

April 4th, 2022

A new campaign, Efficient and Healthy Schools, led by Berkeley Lab will provide practical guidance on ventilation upgrades that can increase energy efficiency, lower costs, and improve the air at K-12 schools nationwide.

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Achieving Climate Goals Will Require Transformational Changes

April 4th, 2022

The third and final installment of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC’s) Sixth Assessment Report calls for aggressive and comprehensive actions if we are to achieve net zero emissions by mid-century. It finds we still need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions drastically, beyond what governments have pledged, and that this emissions gap is exacerbated by implementation gaps despite the mitigation efforts underway.

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Berkeley Lab Team Hunts for Carbon in Soil Without Getting Their Hands Dirty

March 31st, 2022

Physicists and soil scientists at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have teamed up to develop a new method for finding carbon stored in the soil by plants and microbes. This new method for measuring carbon pulled out of the air promises to be an important tool for fighting climate change and developing more ecologically friendly forms of agriculture.

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Scientists Uncover Surprising New Clues to Exotic Superconductors’ Superpowers

March 24th, 2022

Unconventional superconductors carry electrical current with zero resistance in ways that defy our previous understanding of physics. A recent study led by Berkeley Lab could help researchers advance future applications in next-gen energy storage, supercomputing, and magnetic levitating trains.

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A Laser-Powered Upgrade to Cancer Treatment

March 23rd, 2022

Biologists and particle accelerator physicists have teamed up to develop more effective and more accessible cancer treatments.

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How X-Rays Can Make Better Batteries

March 4th, 2022

In this Q&A, ALS senior staff scientist David Shapiro and Stanford materials science professor William Chueh share how their pioneering X-ray techniques can help researchers understand how battery materials work in real time at the atomic scale.

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Safely Studying Dangerous Infections Just Got a Lot Easier

February 25th, 2022

Soft X-ray tomography – a way to take gorgeously high-resolution, 3D images of cells – can help us study infections without risk of contamination. And now, the whole process takes just a fraction of the time and preparation required by other imaging methods.