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A TOAST for Next Generation CMB Experiments

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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