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June 18, 2016
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Scientists Part the Clouds on How Droplets Form

Berkeley Lab researchers find new mechanism to explain the birth of cloud droplets, could influence climate models There is enough known about cloud formation that replicating its mechanism has become a staple of the school science project scene. But a … Continue reading

September 16, 2015
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Using Robots at Berkeley Lab, Scientists Assemble Promising Antimicrobial Compounds

There’s an urgent demand for new antimicrobial compounds that are effective against constantly emerging drug-resistant bacteria. Two robotic chemical-synthesizing machines, named Symphony X and Overture, have joined the search. Their specialty is creating custom nanoscale structures that mimic nature’s proven … Continue reading

June 3, 2015
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New Design Tool for Metamaterials

Berkeley Lab Study Shows How to Predict Metamaterial Nonlinear Optical Properties Metamaterials – artificial nanostructures engineered with electromagnetic properties not found in nature – offer tantalizing future prospects such as high resolution optical microscopes and superfast optical computers. To realize … Continue reading

May 10, 2015
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Precision Growth of Light-emitting Nanowires

Berkeley Lab team shows metal-alloy catalysts give more control in nanowire fabrication. A novel approach to growing nanowires promises a new means of control over their light-emitting and electronic properties. In a recent issue of Nano Letters, scientists from the U.S. … Continue reading

April 6, 2015
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From the Lab to Your Digital Device, Quantum Dots Have Made Quantum Leaps

Berkeley Lab’s nanotechnology enlivens Nanosys’ displays, enhancing the color and saving energy. Outside his career as a noted nanochemist, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) director Paul Alivisatos is an avid photographer. To show off his photos, his preferred device … Continue reading

March 14, 2015
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Copper on the Brain at Rest: Berkeley Lab Reports Proper Copper Levels Essential to Spontaneous Neural Activity

In recent years it has been established that copper plays an essential role in the health of the human brain. Improper copper oxidation has been linked to several neurological disorders including Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Menkes’ and Wilson’s. Copper has also been … Continue reading

February 24, 2015
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Scientists Develop New Way to Study How Human Cells Become Immortal, a Crucial Precursor to Cancer

Berkeley Lab research could lead to new ways to fight cancer before it develops Every day, some of your cells stop dividing, and that’s a good thing. Cells that proliferate indefinitely are immortal, an essential early step in the development … Continue reading

February 1, 2015
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Synthetic Biology for Space Exploration

Berkeley Lab Scientists Believe Biomanufacturing a Key to Long-term Manned Space Missions Does synthetic biology hold the key to manned space exploration of the Moon and Mars? Berkeley Lab researchers have used synthetic biology to produce an inexpensive and reliable … Continue reading