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Scientists have reported new clues to solving a cosmic conundrum: How the quark-gluon plasma – nature’s perfect fluid – evolved into the building blocks of matter during the birth of the early universe.

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Unprecedented Plasma Lensing for High-Intensity Lasers

September 9th, 2021

New research on plasma lensing at BELLA helps confirm laser plasma accelerators can be scaled up as BELLA Center pushes toward higher energies

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Berkeley Lab, UC Berkeley, Caltech to Build Quantum Network Testbed

August 31st, 2021

Five-year, $12.5 million U.S. Department of Energy project will help pave the way for a nationwide quantum Internet

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New Report Shows Technology Advancement and Value of Wind Energy

August 30th, 2021

Wind energy continues to see strong growth, solid performance, and low prices in the U.S., according to a report released by the U.S. Department of Energy and prepared by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. With levelized costs of just over $30 per megawatt-hour (MWh) for newly built projects, the cost of wind is well below its grid-system, health, and climate benefits.

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ABPDU Celebrates a Decade of Bio-Innovation

August 26th, 2021

-By Emily Scott Ten years ago, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory announced the opening of a brand new, 15,000-square-foot facility full of stainless steel state-of-the-art bioprocessing equipment – what we now know as the Advanced Biofuels and Bioproducts Process Development Unit, or ABPDU, was

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LED Material Shines Under Strain

August 26th, 2021

With a simple stretch, a thin semiconductor material can achieve near 100% light-emission efficiency at all brightness levels. The discovery, reported by scientists at Berkeley Lab and UC Berkeley in the journal Science, has implications for energy-efficient mobile devices and lighting applications.

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Mountains of Data: An Unprecedented Climate Observatory to Understand the Future of Water

August 24th, 2021

Mountain watersheds provide 60 to 90% of water resources worldwide, but there is still much that scientists don’t know about the physical processes and interactions that affect hydrology in these ecosystems. Now a team of scientists led by Berkeley Lab aims to plug that gap, with an ambitious campaign to collect a vast array of measurements that will allow scientists to better understand the future of water in the West.