Latest Berkeley Lab Stories

2011-06-26 07:52:07

By comparing theory with data from STAR, Berkeley Lab scientists and their colleagues map phase changes in the quark-gluon plasma.

2011-05-24 20:22:08

Berkeley Lab joint report offers a variety of scenarios to reduce emissions to 80% below 1990 levels.

2011-05-20 12:53:28

It sounds like hype from a late-night infomercial: It can twist and bend without breaking!

2011-05-11 23:43:28

Advanced biofuels – liquid transportation fuels derived from the cellulosic biomass of perennial grasses and other non-food plants, as well as from agricultural waste – are highly touted as potential replacements for gasoline, diesel and jet fuels.

2011-05-03 06:30:00

The biggest 3-D map of the distant universe ever made, using light from 14,000 quasars – supermassive black holes at the centers of galaxies billions of light years away – has been constructed by scientists with the third Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS-III).

2011-04-27 23:57:49

New Berkeley Lab study forecasts peak in energy use in China within 20 years.

2011-04-25 08:39:30

Berkeley Lab nuclear scientists join with their international colleagues in the latest record-breaking discovery at RHIC.

2011-04-21 22:54:13

New research by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory finds strong evidence that homes with solar photovoltaic (PV) systems sell for a premium over homes without solar systems.

2011-04-21 14:20:32

Efforts to engineer new metabolic pathways into microbes for the inexpensive production of valuable chemical products, such as biofuels or therapeutic drugs, should get a significant boost in a new development from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI). Researchers there have successfully demonstrated a technique they call “targeted proteomics” that speeds up and improves the ability to identify and quantify specific proteins within a cell...

2011-04-19 13:07:14

DNA is under constant attack, from internal factors like free radicals and external ones like ionizing radiation.

Word of the Day
  • Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.
Honeyguide birds have even been known to eat candles.