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May 1, 2016
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Berkeley Lab Scientists Developing Paint-on Coating for Energy Efficient Windows

Low-cost coating would disrupt the building retrofit market and potentially save billions in electricity. It’s estimated that 10 percent of all the energy used in buildings in the U.S. can be attributed to window performance, costing building owners about $50 … Continue reading

November 26, 2014
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New research examines shellfish consumption

A pioneering Cornish research partnership is providing invaluable information to the UK’s shellfish industry by improving understanding of what seafood people choose to eat and why. University of Exeter Medical School PhD student, Nick Boase, is conducting surveys across the … Continue reading

June 15, 2014
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Magnetic topological insulators developed at UCLA are 1,000 times more energy-efficient for switching

Topological insulators are an emerging class of materials that act as both insulators and conductors, and could potentially be used in smartphones, computers and other electronic devices. A research team at the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied … Continue reading

March 31, 2014
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Scientists build thinnest-possible LEDs to be stronger, more energy efficient

Most modern electronics, from flat-screen TVs and smartphones to wearable technologies and computer monitors, use tiny light-emitting diodes, or LEDs. These LEDs are based off of semiconductors that emit light with the movement of electrons. As devices get smaller and … Continue reading

January 13, 2014
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A Micro-Muscular Break Through

Berkeley Lab Researchers Make a Powerful New Microscale Torsional Muscle/Motor from Vanadium Dioxide Vanadium dioxide is poised to join the pantheon of superstars in the materials world. Already prized for its extraordinary ability to change size, shape and physical identity, … Continue reading

October 27, 2013
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The 2014 Solar Decathlon Europe: Brown/RISD/Erfurt team designs Techstyle Haus

Students at Brown, RISD, and the University of Erfurt are tackling a great challenge: Build a house that uses 90 percent less energy than a typical house, make it liveable, flexible, durable, and lightweight enough to be shipped from Providence … Continue reading

August 21, 2013
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Engineers Improve Recycling System in Hydraulic Fracturing to Save Water and Energy

AUSTIN, Texas — Chemical engineers at The University of Texas at Austin have developed high-efficiency, durable filters to improve mobile water recycling systems used in hydraulic fracturing, the oil and gas drilling process known as fracking. The filters may significantly … Continue reading

October 28, 2012
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Elevated Indoor Carbon Dioxide Impairs Decision-Making Performance

Berkeley Lab scientists surprised to find significant adverse effects of CO2 on human decision-making performance. Overturning decades of conventional wisdom, researchers at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have found that moderately high indoor concentrations of … Continue reading