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Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm visits Berkeley Lab

August 20th, 2021

U.S. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm visited the Bay Area on Friday, Aug. 20, making a two-hour stop at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory for discussions with Lab scientists and leaders and tours of two of the Lab’s five national scientific user facilities.

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This Exotic Particle Had an Out-of-Body Experience; These Scientists Took a Picture of It

August 19th, 2021

Scientists at Berkeley Lab and UC Berkeley have taken the clearest picture yet of electronic particles that make up a mysterious magnetic state called quantum spin liquid. The achievement could facilitate the development of superfast quantum computers and energy-efficient superconductors.

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Latest IPCC Report Points to Urgent Need to Cut Emissions

August 9th, 2021

Our planet’s oceans, forests, and soils perform a valuable service, absorbing half of our carbon dioxide emissions. But the more that our planet warms, the more that these so-called “carbon sinks” weaken in their ability to perform this service. If we continue on our current trajectory of high emissions of greenhouse gases, by the next century not only will oceans and forests absorb less carbon dioxide, they could even reverse their role and become carbon sources.

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Scientific Publishing Organizations and National Laboratories Partner on Transgender-Inclusive Name-Change Process for Published Papers

July 28th, 2021

All seventeen U.S. national laboratories and many prominent publishers, journals, and other organizations in scientific publishing announced today the beginning of a partnership to support name change requests from researchers on past published papers. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) is coordinating the

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Berkeley Lab Optical Innovation Could Calm the Jitters of High-Power Lasers

July 27th, 2021

The Berkeley Lab Laser Accelerator (BELLA) Center at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has developed and tested an innovative optical system to precisely measure and control the position and pointing angle of high-power laser beams with unprecedented accuracy

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How Managing Building Energy Demand Can Aid the Clean Energy Transition

July 21st, 2021

Since buildings consume 75% of electricity in the U.S., they offer great potential for saving energy and reducing the demands on our rapidly changing electric grid. But how much, where, and through which strategies could better management of building energy use actually impact the electricity system?

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Main Attraction: Scientists Create World’s Thinnest Magnet

July 20th, 2021

Scientists at Berkeley Lab and UC Berkeley have created a one-atom thin magnet that operates at room temperature. The ultrathin magnet could lead to new applications in computing and electronics, and new tools for the study of quantum physics.