Quantcast

Latest Berkeley Lab Stories

2011-11-30 14:42:52

Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI) Researchers Reach Milestone on the Road to Biofuels A milestone has been reached on the road to developing advanced biofuels that can replace gasoline, diesel and jet fuels with a domestically-produced clean, green, renewable alternative. Researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)´s Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI) have engineered the first strains of  Escherichia coli bacteria that can digest switchgrass biomass and synthesize its...

2011-11-23 10:02:01

Berkeley Lab Researchers Find Simpler Approach to Making Plasmonic Materials The question of how many polyhedral nanocrystals of silver can be packed into millimeter-sized supercrystals may not be burning on many lips but the answer holds importance for one of today´s hottest new high-tech fields — plasmonics! Researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)´s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) may have opened the door to a simpler approach for the...

Image 1 - Researchers Create First Of Its Kind Gene Map Of Sulfate-reducing Bacterium
2011-11-10 04:24:43

Work Holds Implications for Future Bioremediation Efforts Critical genetic secrets of a bacterium that holds potential for removing toxic and radioactive waste from the environment have been revealed in a study by researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)´s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab). The researchers have provided the first ever map of the genes that determine how these bacteria interact with their surrounding environment. “Knowing how...

Image 1 - Researchers Ink Nanostructures With Tiny Soldering Iron
2011-11-08 04:11:44

Researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)´s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have shed light on the role of temperature in controlling a fabrication technique for drawing chemical patterns as small as 20 nanometers.  This technique could provide an inexpensive, fast route to growing and patterning a wide variety of materials on surfaces to build electrical circuits and chemical sensors, or study how pharmaceuticals bind to proteins and viruses. One...

Image 1 - A SHARP New Microscope For Next Generation Of Microchips
2011-11-01 04:00:03

Berkeley Lab scientists and colleagues will create an advanced extreme-ultraviolet microscope Moore´s Law, hardly a law but undeniably a persistent trend, says that every year and a half, the number of transistors that fit on a chip roughly doubles. It´s why electronics — from smart phones to flat screens, from MP4 players to movie cameras, from tablets to supercomputers — grow ever more varied, powerful, and compact, but also ever less expensive. Whether the trend...

Image 1 - Berkeley Lab Scientists Spy Molecular Maneuvers
2011-10-27 12:45:24

[ Watch the Video ] Stir this clear liquid in a glass vial and nothing happens. Shake this liquid, and free-floating sheets of protein-like structures emerge, ready to detect molecules or catalyze a reaction. This isn´t the latest gadget from James Bond´s arsenal–rather, the latest research from the U. S. Department of Energy (DOE)´s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab)  scientists unveiling how slim sheets of protein-like structures...

2011-09-28 19:38:07

Scientists hope to find the safest and most energy-efficient way for earthquake survivors to cook. The developers of the fuel-efficient Berkeley-Darfur Stove for refugee camps in central Africa are at it once again, this time evaluating inexpensive metal cookstoves for the displaced survivors of last year´s deadly earthquake in Haiti. Scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy´s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have teamed up with students from the...

Miscanthus-sun-Web
2011-09-24 09:02:06

International Panel of Scientists Point the Way Forward Photosynthesis is one of nature´s finest miracles. Through the photosynthetic process, green plants absorb sunlight in their leaves and convert the photonic energy into chemical energy that is stored as sugars in the plants´ biomass. If we can learn from nature and develop an artificial version of photosynthesis we would have an energy source that is absolutely clean and virtually inexhaustible. “Solar energy is...

2011-09-23 12:07:22

A revolutionary conducting polymer enables the use of low-cost, high-energy silicon for the next generation of lithium-ion battery anodes Lithium-ion batteries are everywhere, in smart phones, laptops, an array of other consumer electronics, and the newest electric cars. Good as they are, they could be much better, especially when it comes to lowering the cost and extending the range of electric cars. To do that, batteries need to store a lot more energy. The anode is a critical...


Word of the Day
glogg
  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
Related