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A TOAST for Next Generation CMB Experiments


Computational cosmologists at Berkeley Lab recently achieved a critical milestone in preparation for upcoming CMB experiments: scaling their data simulation and reduction framework TOAST to run on all 658,784 Intel Knights Landing Xeon Phi processor...
19-Sep-2017 3:35 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Copper Catalyst Yields High Efficiency CO2-to-Fuels Conversion


Berkeley Lab scientists have developed a new electrocatalyst that can directly convert carbon dioxide into multicarbon fuels and alcohols using record-low inputs of energy. The work is the latest in a round of studies coming out of Berkeley Lab...
18-Sep-2017 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Solar-to-Fuel System Recycles CO2 to Make Ethanol and Ethylene


Berkeley Lab scientists have harnessed the power of photosynthesis to convert carbon dioxide into fuels and alcohols at efficiencies far greater than plants. The achievement marks a significant advance in the effort to move toward sustainable...
18-Sep-2017 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

New Study on Graphene-Wrapped Nanocrystals Makes Inroads Toward Next-Gen Fuel Cells


A new Berkeley Lab-led study provides insight into how an ultrathin coating can enhance the performance of graphene-wrapped nanocrystals for hydrogen storage applications.
14-Sep-2017 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Berkeley Lab Scientists Map Key DNA Protein Complex at Near-Atomic Resolution


Using cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM), Berkeley Lab scientists have obtained 3-D models of a human transcription factor at near-atomic resolutions. The protein complex is critical to gene expression and DNA repair, and could aid research in...
11-Sep-2017 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

X-Ray Footprinting Solves Mystery of Metal-Breathing Protein


Berkeley Lab scientists have discovered the details of an unconventional coupling between a bacterial protein and a mineral that allows the bacterium to breathe when oxygen is not available.
31-Aug-2017 2:40 PM EDT Add to Favorites

New Results Reveal High Tunability of 2-D Material


A science team at Berkeley Lab has precisely measured some previously obscured properties of a 2-D semiconducting material known as moly sulfide, which opens up a new avenue to applications. “That provides very important guidance to all of the...
28-Aug-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

New 3-D Simulations Show How Galactic Centers Cool Their Jets

Scientists at Berkeley Lab and Purdue University developed new theories and 3-D simulations to explain what’s at work in the mysterious jets of energy and matter beaming from the center of galaxies at nearly the speed of light.
14-Aug-2017 12:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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