Berkeley, CA USA
Add to Favorites | Newsroom RSS | Share

Our News on Newswise

Cryo-Electron Microscopy Achieves Unprecedented Resolution Using New Computational Methods


Cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM)—which enables the visualization of viruses, proteins, and other biological structures at the molecular level—is a critical tool used to advance biochemical knowledge. Now Berkeley Lab researchers have extended...
23-Mar-2017 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

New Study Maps Space Dust in 3-D

A new Berkeley Lab-led study provides detailed 3-D views of space dust in the Milky Way, which could help us understand the properties of this dust and how it affects views of distant objects.
22-Mar-2017 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Berkeley Lab Researchers Make NWChem’s Planewave “Purr” on Intel’s Knight Landing Architectures


Berkeley Lab researchers have successfully added thread-level parallelism on top of MPI-level parallelism in the planewave density functional theory method within the popular software suite NWChem. An important step to ensuring that computational...
21-Mar-2017 4:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Towards Super-Efficient, Ultra-Thin Silicon Solar Cells


Researchers from Ames Laboratory used supercomputers at NERSC to evaluate a novel approach for creating more energy-efficient ultra-thin crystalline silicon solar cells by optimizing nanophotonic light trapping.
17-Mar-2017 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

A New Paradigm in Parachute Design


X-ray-based experiments at Berkeley Lab will simulate -- in microscopic detail -- spacecraft parachute fabric performance in the extreme conditions of other planets’ atmospheres.
9-Mar-2017 6:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Study: Soils Could Release Much More Carbon Than Expected as Climate Warms


Soils could release much more CO2 than expected into the atmosphere as the climate warms, according to new research by Berkeley Lab scientists. Their findings are based on a field experiment that, for the first time, explored what happens to organic...
8-Mar-2017 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Attention Earthlings: Help Wanted in Finding a New Planet


Data research for a Berkeley Lab-led dark energy experiment benefits citizen science project that seeks the public's help in the hunt for a hypothesized Neptune-like Planet Nine.
7-Mar-2017 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

New Materials Could Turn Water Into the Fuel of the Future


Scientists at Berkeley Lab and Caltech have—in just two years—nearly doubled the number of materials known to have potential for use in solar fuels. They did so by developing a process that promises to speed the discovery of commercially viable...
6-Mar-2017 12:30 PM EST Add to Favorites

Our Experts on Newswise

Our experts are coming soon...

Our YouTube Videos

Youtube feed not yet configured. Is this your Newswise member page? Contact to configure this module.

Chat now!