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TODAY’S STUDY: Wind Right Now

2015 Wind Technologies Market Report Ryan Wiser, Mark Bolinger, et. al., August 2016 (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory) Executive Summary Annual wind power capacity additions in the United States surged in 2015 and are projected to continue at a rapid clip in the coming five years. Show More Summary

A new way to display the 3-D structure of molecules

Researchers at the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and UC Berkeley have created a sort of nanoscale display case that enables new atomic-scale views of hard-to-study chemical and biological samples. Their work, published online Aug. Show More Summary

New X-Ray microscopy technique images nanoscale workings of rechargeable batteries

There's a new tool in the push to engineer rechargeable batteries that last longer and charge more quickly. An X-ray microscopy technique recently developed at the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley...Show More Summary

Researchers Identify Two New Carcinogens in Electronic Cigarettes

3 weeks agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

Researchers at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory recently identified 31 harmful chemicals in e-cigarette vapor, including two probable carcinogens.

All E-Cigarettes Emit Harmful Chemicals, but Some Emit More Than Others

While previous studies have found that electronic cigarettes emit toxic compounds, a new study from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has pinpointed the source of these emissions and shown how factors such as the temperature, type,...Show More Summary

TODAY’S STUDY: The Environmental and Public Health Benefits of Lots of Solar

On the Path to SunShot: The Environmental and Public Health Benefits of Achieving High Penetrations of Solar Energy in the United States Wiser, et. al., May 2016 (National Renewable Energy Laboratory and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory) Executive Summary The U.S. Show More Summary

Zooming in on perovskites sheds light on solar cell efficiency boost

last monthTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

First invented in 2009, perovskite solar cells are improving at an astonishing rate, having already surpassed the 20 percent efficiency mark in the lab. A new finding at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory could now reveal their...Show More Summary

Dark Energy Measured with Record-Breaking Map of 1.2 Million Galaxies

by Angela Guess A recent release out of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory reports, “A team of hundreds of physicists and astronomers have announced results from the largest-ever, three-dimensional map of distant galaxies. The...Show More Summary

Berkeley Lab scientists grow atomically thin transistors and circuits

In an advance that helps pave the way for next-generation electronics and computing technologies--and possibly paper-thin gadgets --scientists with the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab)Show More Summary

TODAY’S STUDY: How Low Can The Wind Price Go?

Forecasting Wind Energy Costs and Cost Drivers: The Views of the World’s Leading Experts Ryan Wiser, Karen Jenni, Joachim Seel, Erin Baker, Maureen Hand, Eric Lantz, Aaron Smith, June 2016 (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory) Executive...Show More Summary

New discovery could better predict how semiconductors weather abuse

Mimicking nature is not easy, but new insights by researchers at the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) could help create a viable artificial system of photosynthesis. read more

Discovery could dramatically boost efficiency of perovskite solar cells

Scientists from the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have discovered a possible secret to dramatically boosting the efficiency of perovskite solar cells hidden in the nanoscale peaks and valleys of the crystalline material. read more

TODAY’S STUDY: How To Price Distributed Energy

Distribution System Pricing With Distributed Energy Resources Jim Lazar and Ryan Hledik, Lisa Schwartz, May 2016 (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory) Executive Summary Technological changes in the electric utility industry bring tremendous opportunities and significant challenges. Show More Summary

Berkeley Lab's OpenMSI Licensed to ImaBiotech

Two years ago, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) researchers developed OpenMSI--the most advanced computational tool for analyzing and visualizing mass spectrometry imaging (MSI) data. Now, OpenMSI has been licensed to support ImaBiotech's Multimaging(tm) technology in the field of pharmaceutical and cosmetic research and development.

Berkeley Lab participates in new National Microbiome Initiative

The Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) will participate in a new National Microbiome Initiative launched today by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. read more

Berkeley Lab scientists brew jet fuel in 1-pot recipe

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have engineered a strain of bacteria that enables a "one-pot" method for producing advanced biofuels from a slurry of pre-treated plant material. read more

...or we could just increase the gas tax

Interesting results, but the policy recommendations seem like killing an ant with a sledgehammer. In the first study of its kind, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) researcher Alan Meier, working with Yuche Chen of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, have estimated the fuel consumption penalty of this popular and...

Renewable Portfolio Standards are Responsible for Much of the Green Growth

There’s nothing like a government incentive to grow green energy. And that’s why the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory is saying that renewable portfolio standards enacted by at least half the states is responsible for 60 percent of non-hydro renewable sources. Those green standards vary by state but generally require utilities to offer a certain percent […]

Scientists push valleytronics 1 step closer to reality

Scientists with the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have taken a big step toward the practical application of "valleytronics," which is a new type of electronics that could lead to faster...Show More Summary

Revealing the fluctuations of flexible DNA in 3-D

An international team working at the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) has captured the first high-resolution 3-D images from individual double-helix DNA segments attached at either end to gold nanoparticles. The images detail the flexible structure of the DNA segments, which appear as nanoscale jump ropes. read more

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