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Seeking Structure with Metagenome Sequences

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In the January 20, 2017 issue of Science, University of Washington-led team, in collaboration with researchers at the DOE Joint Genome Institute, reports that structural models have been generated for 12 percent of the protein families that had...
19-Jan-2017 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

$5M Foundation Gift to Help Support US-China Energy Center at Berkeley Lab

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In 2015, Berkeley Lab, UC Berkeley, and Tsinghua University in Beijing formed the Berkeley Tsinghua Joint Research Center on Energy and Climate Change to develop scientifically based clean energy solutions and the next generation of leaders to...
18-Jan-2017 12:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

Tracking Antarctic Adaptations in Diatoms

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An international team of researchers conducted a comparative genomic analysis to gain insights into the genome structure and evolution of the diatom Fragillariopsis cylindrus, as well as its role in the Southern Ocean.
12-Jan-2017 5:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

Chemistry on the Edge: Study Pinpoints Most Active Areas of Reactions on Nanoscale Particles

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Defects and jagged surfaces at the edges of nanosized platinum and gold particles are key hot spots for chemical reactivity, researchers confirmed using a unique infrared probe at Berkeley Lab.
10-Jan-2017 7:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Science DMZ Is Focus of Latest Library of Network Training Videos Aimed at Global Audience

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For the second time in a year, ESnet and the Network Startup Resource Center (NSRC) have produced and released a library of short explanatory videos to help network engineers around the world gain basic knowledge, set up basic systems and drill down...
10-Jan-2017 12:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Filling in the Nuclear Data Gaps

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Berkeley Lab’s Nuclear Data Group is conducting new experiments to address common data needs in nuclear medicine, nuclear energy and fusion R&D, security, and counterproliferation work.
21-Dec-2016 11:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Berkeley Lab Awarded $4.6 Million for Transformational Agriculture Technologies

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ARPA-E has awarded Berkeley Lab $4.6 million for two projects to “see” into the soil and ultimately develop crops that take carbon out of the atmosphere. One technology aims to use electrical current to image the root system. The other will use...
20-Dec-2016 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

New Leaf Study Sheds Light on ‘Shady’ Past

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A new study led by a Berkeley Lab research scientist highlights a literally shady practice in plant science that has in some cases underestimated plants’ rate of growth and photosynthesis, among other traits.
18-Dec-2016 11:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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