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How JCAP Is Making Solar Fuels Shine

March 3rd, 2020

As we look back at a decade of discovery, we highlight 10 scientific breakthroughs by researchers at Berkeley Lab and the Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis that bring us closer to a solar fuels future.

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Scientists Discover New Clue Behind Age-Related Diseases and Food Spoilage

February 26th, 2020

Scientists at Berkeley Lab have made a surprising discovery that could help explain our risk for developing chronic diseases or cancers as we get older, and how our food decomposes over time.

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Associate Lab Director Susan Hubbard Joins the National Academy of Engineering

February 7th, 2020

Susan Hubbard, the Associate Laboratory Director of Berkeley Lab’s Earth and Environmental Sciences Area, has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) for her significant contributions to hydrogeophysics and biogeophysics, and to the geophysics of permafrost.

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A Breakthrough on the Next Big Step to Building the World’s Most Powerful Particle Accelerator

February 5th, 2020

The international Muon Ionization Cooling Experiment (MICE) collaboration, a U.K.-based effort that includes researchers at Berkeley Lab, has made a major step forward in the quest to create an accelerator for subatomic particles called muons.

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Turning Up the Heat on Antibacterial-Resistant Diseases

January 30th, 2020

Scientists at Berkeley Lab’s Molecular Foundry have designed a biocompatible polymer that has the potential to advance photothermal therapy, a technique that deploys near-infrared light to combat antibacterial-resistant infections and cancer.

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Connecting the Dots: Researcher Works to Adapt Image-Recognition Technique Into the Quantum Realm

January 29th, 2020

There wasn’t as much buzz about the particle physics applications of quantum computing when Amitabh Yadav began working on his master’s thesis in the field at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands a couple of years ago, he recalled.

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Internship Paves Path to Quantum-Computing Project at Berkeley Lab

January 29th, 2020

If you study the detector readout shortly after a particle collision at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider (LHC), “It looks like somebody fired a shotgun at a target,” said Eric Rohm, a physics researcher from the University of South Carolina who spent August 2019 to December 2019 working on a quantum-computing project at Berkeley Lab. With the planned upgrade of the LHC, this seemingly scattershot picture will only become more complicated.