Researchers from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory are developing a new bionic leaf that can convert energy from sunlight into an energy-dense fuel, imitating the photosynthetic process of plants. We’ve covered the artificial leaf...Show More Summary
White roofs three times as effective as green roofs From Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and some members of the BEST team comes this surprise. “We conclude that the choice of white vs. extensive green roof should be based on the … Continue reading ?
(Credit: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory) Soon, you might not have to worry about cleaning up shards of broken glass. All you'd have to do is pick the glass up -- in one complete piece. Inspired by the natural stiffness and strength of seashells, a team of researchers at McGill University have found a way to toughen glass so it doesn't break. Show More Summary
Solar Power Adds A Premium To A Home's Resale Value Nora Caley, January 16, 2014 (Solar Industry) "…New research from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory indicates that a rooftop photovoltaic system can…increase a house's price,...Show More Summary
Relationship between Wind Turbines and Residential Property Values in Massachusetts Carol Atkinson-Palombo and Ben Hoen, January 9, 2014 (University of Connecticut and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory) Executive Summary This study...Show More Summary
Researchers from the University of Hawaii – Manoa (UHM) School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST), Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and University of California – Berkeley discovered that interplanetary dust particles (IDPs) could deliver water and organics to the Earth and other terrestrial planets. read more
"Cool it!" That's a prime directive for microprocessor chips and a promising new solution to meeting this imperative is in the offing. Researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)'s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have developed a "process friendly" technique that would enable the cooling of microprocessor chips through carbon nanotubes. read more
Looking strictly at the economic costs and benefits of three different roof types—black, white and "green" (or vegetated)—Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) researchers have found in a new study that white roofs are the most cost-effective over a 50-year time span. Show More Summary
University of California-Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory researchers believe the sensors, which are made with carbon nanotubes and silver nanoparticles, could also be used for biological applications or human-machine interfaces.
And the oxymoron of the day award goes to…sodium bismuthate, an innocuous little yellow inorganic compound that, according to researchers at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, could possess all the superior conductive properties of its two-dimensional rival, graphene — and may even surpass it. Show More Summary
If a so-called "rise of the machines" ever comes to fruition, our chances of survival may have just taken a big hit. A team of scientists from the US Department of Energy ’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has demonstrated a new...Show More Summary
A team of researchers from U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) has developed a new robotic muscle which is thousand times more powerful than a human muscle and is capable to catapult objects 50 times heavier than itself – faster than the blink of an eye. Micro-sized robotic torsional muscle/motorContinue reading...
Installing rooftop solar panels boosts a home’s resiliency and green credentials while cutting utility bills, but does it also increase a home’s resale value? The answer according to a new Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory study, is a resounding yes – at least in California. read more
A new study from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory shows rooftop solar systems boost home resale values by thousands of dollars per installed capacity Study Shows Rooftop Solar Adds Thousands To Home Resale Values was originally published on: CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 30,000 other subscribers: RSS | Facebook | Twitter.
A research team from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has a 300-mile electric vehicle battery range in its sights, thanks to a unique combination of different electrochemical technologies including a new material called sulfur-graphene oxide (S-GO). Show More Summary
Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have demonstrated in the laboratory a lithium-sulfur (Li/S) battery that has more than twice the specific energy of lithium-ion batteries, and that lasts for more than 1,500 cycles of charge-discharge with minimal decay of the battery’s capacity. Show More Summary
Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have demonstrated in the laboratory a lithium-sulfur (Li/S) battery that has more than twice the specific energy of lithium-ion batteries, and that lasts for more than 1,500 cycles of charge-discharge with minimal decay of the battery's capacity. Show More Summary
Scientists at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory are developing a “Retrocommissioning Sensor Suitcase” to help small and medium sized buildings reap the energy savings of retrocommissioning, which only large buildings have traditionally been able to afford. Show More Summary
Taking inspiration from the human immune system, researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have created a new material that can be programmed to identify an endless variety of molecules. Show More Summary
AlamyA cluster of Cray supercomputers at the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center, operated by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the Department of Energy. By Bill Rigby SEATTLE -- "Big data" means big computers,...Show More Summary