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Scientists used an oddball molecule made by bacteria to develop a new class of biofuels predicted to have greater energy density than any petroleum product, including the leading aviation and rocket fuels.

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Giant Bacteria Found in Guadeloupe Mangroves Challenge Traditional Concepts

June 23rd, 2022

Researchers describe a “’macro’ microbe” – a giant filamentous bacterium composed of a single cell discovered in the mangroves of Guadeloupe. Using various microscopy techniques, the team also observed novel, membrane-bound compartments that contain DNA clusters dubbed “pepins.”

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New Ultrathin Capacitor Could Enable Energy-Efficient Microchips

June 22nd, 2022

Scientists at Berkeley Lab and UC Berkeley have developed a thin film from a century-old material for next-gen memory and logic devices. The breakthrough advances the pursuit of low-voltage electronics that require less energy to operate than today’s silicon-based electronics.

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Berkeley Lab Scientists Receive Prestigious Five-Year Research Grant

June 7th, 2022

Three Berkeley Lab scientists have been selected by DOE’s Office of Science to receive funding through the Early Career Research Program. In addition, three faculty scientists with joint appointments at Berkeley Lab and UC Berkeley will receive ECRP funding through their UC Berkeley affiliations.

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Cyclotron Road Announces 2022 Cohort of Scientist-Entrepreneur Fellows

June 7th, 2022

A new cohort of 11 scientists and engineers will join the prestigious two-year fellowship program at Cyclotron Road based at the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab).

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Pushing the Boundaries of Moore’s Law: How Can Extreme UV Light Produce Tiny Microchips?

June 3rd, 2022

Some analysts say that the end of Moore’s Law is near, but Patrick Naulleau, the director of Berkeley Lab’s Center for X-Ray Optics (CXRO), says that it could be decades before the modern chip runs out of room for improvement, thanks to advances in materials and instrumentation enabled by the CXRO.

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A 50% Reduction in Emissions by 2030 Can be Achieved. Here’s How

June 2nd, 2022

To prevent the worst outcomes from climate change, the U.S. will need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 50% in the next eight years. Scientists from around the nation have developed a blueprint for success.