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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.

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Commercial Truck Electrification is Within Reach

March 16th, 2021

When it comes to electric vehicles, particularly for heavy-duty trucks, the limitations of battery technology are often seen as the main barrier to widespread adoption. However, a new analysis concludes that it’s the lack of appropriate policies around adoption incentives, charging infrastructure, and electricity pricing that prevents widespread electrification of commercial trucking fleets.

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Scientist Q&A: The Molecular Imaging Behind COVID-19 Breakthroughs

March 15th, 2021

Berkeley Lab scientist who leads the development of a widely used data analysis software discusses the role of structural biology in vaccine and antiviral research.

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U.S. Magnet Development Project for CERN Particle Collider Upgrade Moves Forward

March 12th, 2021

The U.S. Department of Energy has formally approved a key milestone in the High-Luminosity LHC Accelerator Upgrade Project being carried out at eight U.S. institutions, including the DOE’s Berkeley Lab.

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Berkeley Lab’s Advanced Monitoring Capabilities Still in Use 10 Years After Fukushima Earthquake and Nuclear Power Plant Disaster

March 11th, 2021

The events following the Fukushima disaster, a decade ago, drew upon Berkeley Lab’s long-standing expertise in radiation measurements and safety, and led to the creation of long-term radiation-monitoring programs, both locally and in Japan, as well as a series of radiation surveys and technology demonstrations including drone- and helicopter-based surveys, and vehicle-based and hand-carried measurements.

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Berkeley Lab Innovation Supports Thousands of Jobs Across the Bay Area and Nation

March 8th, 2021

Berkeley Lab supports more than 10,000 jobs in the Bay Area and nearly 20,000 jobs across the country, according to a new economic impact study.