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2014-02-07 12:52:46

The potential is there for bacteria and other microbes to be genetically engineered to perform a cornucopia of valuable goods and services, from the production of safer, more effective medicines and clean, green, sustainable fuels, to the clean-up and restoration of our air, water and land.

Researchers Find Clear Evidence For Coherent Phonons In Superlattices
2014-02-06 13:20:27

We all learn in high school science about the dual nature of light – that it exists as both waves and quantum particles called photons.

How Does A Shape-shifting DNA-repair Machine Fight Cancer?
2014-02-04 12:27:58

Berkeley Lab’s Advanced Light Source reveals inner-workings of essential protein found throughout life.

NERSC Turns On Switch For 'Edison'
2014-01-30 15:07:07

The National Energy Research Scientific Computing (NERSC) Center recently accepted “Edison,” a new flagship supercomputer designed for scientific productivity.

Electronic Whiskers Could Help Robots Feel Their Surroundings
2014-01-22 05:03:39

Nanotechnology has brought us many advances such as electronic skin (e-skin) and electronic eye implants (e-eyes), and now, a research team from Berkeley Lab and the University of California Berkeley is on the verge of creating electronic whiskers.

Researchers Find New Form Of Quantum Matter
2014-01-17 14:24:26

The discovery of what is essentially a 3D version of graphene – the 2D sheets of carbon through which electrons race at many times the speed at which they move through silicon – promises exciting new things to come for the high-tech industry, including much faster transistors and far more compact hard drives.

2013-12-19 11:54:50

Metabolism was lost in the shadows of cancer research for decades but has recently been reclaiming some of the spotlight.

Researchers Create First Soluble 2D Supramolecular Organic Frameworks
2013-12-16 14:20:48

Supramolecular chemistry, aka chemistry beyond the molecule, in which molecules and molecular complexes are held together by non-covalent bonds, is just beginning to come into its own with the emergence of nanotechnology.

Researchers Probe Into Electronic Structure Of Metal-organic Framework
2013-11-22 12:39:00

A unique inside look at the electronic structure of a highly touted metal-organic framework (MOF) as it is adsorbing carbon dioxide gas should help in the design of new and improved MOFs for carbon capture and storage.

Study Reveals Origins Of An Exotic Phase Of Matter
2013-11-19 06:34:34

Understanding superconductivity – whereby certain materials can conduct electricity without any loss of energy – has proved to be one of the most persistent problems in modern physics.


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