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Researchers Catch Extreme Waves with Higher-Resolution Modeling

A new Berkeley Lab study shows that high-resolution models captured hurricanes and big waves that low-resolution ones missed. Better extreme wave forecasts are important for coastal cities, the military, the shipping industry, and surfers.
15-Feb-2017 5:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Next-Gen Dark Matter Detector in a Race to Finish Line


The race is on to build the most sensitive U.S.-based experiment designed to directly detect dark matter particles. Department of Energy officials have formally approved a key construction milestone that will propel the project toward its April 2020...
13-Feb-2017 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Chemicals Hitch a Ride Onto New Protein for Better Compounds


Berkeley Lab chemists have developed a powerful new method of selectively linking chemicals to proteins, a major advance in the manipulation of biomolecules that could transform the way drugs are developed, proteins are probed, and molecules are...
8-Feb-2017 12:25 PM EST Add to Favorites

Machine Learning Method Accurately Predicts Metallic Defects


For the first time, Berkeley Lab researchers have built and trained machine learning algorithms to predict defect behavior in certain intermetallic compounds with high accuracy. This method will accelerate research of new advanced alloys and...
3-Feb-2017 5:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Thirdhand Smoke Affects Weight, Blood Cell Development in Mice


A new Berkeley Lab-led study found that the sticky residue left behind by tobacco smoke led to changes in weight and blood cell count in mice. These latest findings add to a growing body of evidence that thirdhand smoke exposure may be harmful.
30-Jan-2017 5:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Berkeley Lab Gets $4.6M in Functional Genomics Catalog Project


Berkeley Lab is set to receive nearly $4.6 million over four years as part of an ongoing, federally funded project to create a comprehensive catalog for fundamental genomics research. This latest expansion of the Encyclopedia of DNA Elements...
2-Feb-2017 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Simulations Reveal the Invisible Chaos of Superluminous Supernovae


To better understand the physical conditions that create superluminious supernova, astrophysicists are running 2D simulations of these events using supercomputers at National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) and the Lawrence...
1-Feb-2017 6:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Scientists Determine Precise 3-D Location and Identity of All 23,000 Atoms in a Nanoparticle


Scientists used one of the world’s most powerful electron microscopes to map the precise location and chemical type of 23,000 atoms in an extremely small particle made of iron and platinum. Insights gained from the particle’s structure could...
30-Jan-2017 6:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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