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2014-12-09 07:28:21

Researchers from the US Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Lab in California have set a new world record by exciting subatomic particles to the highest energies ever recorded from a compact accelerator.

smoke
2014-11-05 03:00:44

Ever walked into a hotel room and smelled old cigarette smoke? While the last smoker may have left the room hours or even days ago, the lingering odors — resulting from noxious residue that clings to walls, carpets, furniture, or dust particles — are thanks to thirdhand smoke.

interior of a supermassive star
2014-09-30 10:24:04

Certain primordial stars—those between 55,000 and 56,000 times the mass of our Sun, or solar masses—may have died unusually. In death, these objects—among the Universe’s first-generation of stars—would have exploded as supernovae and burned completely, leaving no remnant black hole behind.

MoS2 WS2 heterostructure
2014-08-28 03:00:51

A new argument has just been added to the growing case for graphene being bumped off its pedestal as the next big thing in the high-tech world by the two-dimensional semiconductors known as MX2 materials.

2014-07-17 16:06:47

A Berkeley Lab-Intel collaboration outlines the chemistry of photoresist, enabling smaller features for future generations of microprocessors.

research outlines the story of soot
2014-07-02 03:36:39

Berkeley Lab and University of Hawaii research outlines the story of soot, with implications for cleaner-burning fuels.

Tabletop Particle Accelerator Laser Light Does Not Have To Be As Powerful
2014-05-29 05:07:42

Creating your own tabletop particle accelerator just got a little bit easier, according to scientists from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), who report that the laser lights used in these miniature units do not have to be as precise as previously believed.

2014-05-05 10:28:54

The icing on the cake for semiconductor nanocrystals that provide a non-damped optoelectronic effect may exist as a layer of tin that segregates near the surface.

2014-04-01 12:46:01

What makes cities in India and China so frustrating to drive in—heavy traffic, aggressive driving style, few freeways—makes them ideal for saving fuel with hybrid vehicles.

Promising News For Solar Fuels from Berkeley Lab Researchers
2014-03-07 15:04:01

There’s promising news from the front on efforts to produce fuels through artificial photosynthesis.


Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.