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PhotonicsOnline
Made From Solar ConcentrateSolar Cell from Berkeley Lab/University of Illinois Absorbs High-Energy Light a
Made From Solar Concentrate
PhotonicsOnline / Posted 11 hours ago
Solar Cell from Berkeley Lab/University of Illinois Absorbs High-Energy Light at 30-fold Higher Concentration than Conventional Cells By combining designer quantum dot light-emitters with spectrally matched photonic mirrors, a team of scientists... Read more
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PhysOrg
Researchers characterize individual defects inside a bulk insulator using scanning tunneling microscopy(a) STM topographic image of a clean graphene/BN area (b) dI/dV map acquired si
Researchers characterize individual defects inside a bulk insulator using scanning tunneling microscopy
PhysOrg / Posted yesterday
(a) STM topographic image of a clean graphene/BN area (b) dI/dV map acquired simultaneously with (a) exhibits new features including bright dots, a dark dot and a ring. Nanoscale defects are enormously important in shaping the electrical, optical,... Read more
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CT scan of Earth links deep mantle plumes with volcanic hotspotsUniversity of California, Berkeley, seismologists have produced for the first t
CT scan of Earth links deep mantle plumes with volcanic hotspots
PhysOrg / Posted 2 days ago
University of California, Berkeley, seismologists have produced for the first time a sharp, three-dimensional scan of Earth's interior that conclusively connects plumes of hot rock rising through the mantle with surface hotspots that generate... Read more
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Solar cell absorbs high-energy light at 30-fold higher concentration than conventional cellsBathing the Earth with enough energy in one hour to meet human needs for an ent
Solar cell absorbs high-energy light at 30-fold higher concentration than conventional cells
PhysOrg / Posted 2 days ago
Bathing the Earth with enough energy in one hour to meet human needs for an entire year, the sun represents the ultimate source of clean, green sustainable energy. By combining designer quantum dot light-emitters with spectrally matched photonic... Read more
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Time-lapse analysis offers new look at how cells repair DNA damageThe top image shows a cell before radiation exposure. The bottom image shows th
Time-lapse analysis offers new look at how cells repair DNA damage
PhysOrg / Posted 2 days ago
The top image shows a cell before radiation exposure. The bottom image shows the same cell after exposure to 1 Gy of radiation. The bright spots are called radiation induced foci. They indicate the movement of repair proteins toward a site in the... Read more
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System designed to store and analyze extremely large array-structured dataSciDB harnesses parallel architectures for fast analysis of terabyte (TBs) arra
System designed to store and analyze extremely large array-structured data
PhysOrg / Posted 3 days ago
SciDB harnesses parallel architectures for fast analysis of terabyte (TBs) arrays of scientific data. This collage illustrates some of the scientific areas that have benefited from NERSC's implementation of SciDB, including astronomy, biology and... Read more
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PhotonicsOnline
Major Innovation In Molecular Imaging Delivers Spatial And Spectral Info SimultaneouslyBerkeley Lab scientist invents technique to combine spectroscopy with super-res
Major Innovation In Molecular Imaging Delivers Spatial And Spectral Info Simultaneously
PhotonicsOnline / Posted 4 days ago
Berkeley Lab scientist invents technique to combine spectroscopy with super-resolution microscopy, enabling new ways to examine cell structures and study diseases. Using physical chemistry methods to look at biology at the nanoscale, a Lawrence... Read more
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PhysOrg
Gaming computers offer huge, untapped energy savings potentialBerkeley Lab scientist Evan Mills found that gaming computers offer a potential
Gaming computers offer huge, untapped energy savings potential
PhysOrg / Posted 4 days ago
Berkeley Lab scientist Evan Mills found that gaming computers offer a potential estimated savings of $18 billion per year globally by 2020. Credit: Berkeley Lab In the world of computer gaming, bragging rights are accorded to those who can boast of... Read more
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Soaking up carbon dioxide and turning it into valuable productsStructural model showing a covalent organic framework (COF) embedded with a cob
Soaking up carbon dioxide and turning it into valuable products
PhysOrg / Posted 7 days ago
Structural model showing a covalent organic framework (COF) embedded with a cobalt porphyrin. A molecular system that holds great promise for the capture and storage of carbon dioxide has been modified so that it now also holds great promise as a... Read more
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PhotonicsOnline
Another Milestone In Hybrid Artificial PhotosynthesisBerkeley Lab Researchers Use Solar Energy and Renewable Hydrogen to Produce Met
Another Milestone In Hybrid Artificial Photosynthesis
PhotonicsOnline / Posted 8 days ago
Berkeley Lab Researchers Use Solar Energy and Renewable Hydrogen to Produce Methane A team of researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) developing a bioinorganic hybrid approach to... Read more
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Cellular contamination pathway for plutonium, other heavy elements, identifiedCrystals formed with the protein siderocalin and curium complexes exhibit brigh
Cellular contamination pathway for plutonium, other heavy elements, identified
PhysOrg / Posted 8 days ago
Crystals formed with the protein siderocalin and curium complexes exhibit bright red luminescence when exposed to UV light. Credit: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Scientists at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have reported... Read more
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Another milestone in hybrid artificial photosynthesisA team of researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)'s Lawrence Berkele
Another milestone in hybrid artificial photosynthesis
PhysOrg / Posted 10 days ago
A team of researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)'s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory developing a bioinorganic hybrid approach to artificial photosynthesis have achieved another milestone. Having generated quite a buzz with their... Read more
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Berkeley Lab releases most comprehensive analysis of electricity reliability trendsIn the most comprehensive analysis of electricity reliability trends in the Uni
Berkeley Lab releases most comprehensive analysis of electricity reliability trends
PhysOrg / Posted 11 days ago
In the most comprehensive analysis of electricity reliability trends in the United States, researchers at Berkeley Lab and Stanford University have found that, while, on average, the frequency of power outages has not changed in recent years, the... Read more
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Researcher discusses capturing carbon in the presence of water with MOFs and COFsBurning through a tank of gasoline in a typical automobile releases about 81 ki
Researcher discusses capturing carbon in the presence of water with MOFs and COFs
PhysOrg / Posted 16 days ago
Burning through a tank of gasoline in a typical automobile releases about 81 kilograms of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. This adds up to a staggering 10 billion tons of carbon dioxide emission each year from cars alone. Capturing and either... Read more
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Major innovation in molecular imaging delivers spatial and spectral info simultaneouslyA spectrally resolved super-resolution microscopy image of four subcellular tar
Major innovation in molecular imaging delivers spatial and spectral info simultaneously
PhysOrg / Posted 18 days ago
A spectrally resolved super-resolution microscopy image of four subcellular targets that were labeled by four far-red dyes at 10 nm spectral separation. Color is used to indicate the measured fluorescence emission position of each single molecule.... Read more
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PhotonicsOnline
Surprising Discoveries About 2D Molybdenum DisulfideBerkeley Lab Researchers Use Award-Winning Campanile Probe on Promising Semicon
Surprising Discoveries About 2D Molybdenum Disulfide
PhotonicsOnline / Posted 18 days ago
Berkeley Lab Researchers Use Award-Winning Campanile Probe on Promising Semiconductor Scientists with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have used a unique nano-optical probe to study the... Read more
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Surprising discoveries about 2-D molybdenum disulfideWith the Campanile probe, optical excitation and collection are spatially confi
Surprising discoveries about 2-D molybdenum disulfide
PhysOrg / Posted 20 days ago
With the Campanile probe, optical excitation and collection are spatially confined to the nano-sized gap at the apex of the tip, which is scanned over the sample, recording a full emission spectrum at each position. Credit: James Schuck, Berkeley Lab... Read more
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Cosmic mystery deepens with discovery of new ultra-high-energy neutrinoAn IceCube event display showing the latest ‘most energetic event.’ Each open c
Cosmic mystery deepens with discovery of new ultra-high-energy neutrino
PhysOrg / Posted 22 days ago
An IceCube event display showing the latest ‘most energetic event.’ Each open circle is an un-hit optical module; the filled spheres show hit modules, with the radius indicating the number of detected photons. The colors indicate the relative time... Read more
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US distributed solar prices fell 10 to 20 percent in 2014, with trends continuing into 2015The installed price of distributed solar photovoltaic power systems in the Unit
US distributed solar prices fell 10 to 20 percent in 2014, with trends continuing into 2015
PhysOrg / Posted 23 days ago
The installed price of distributed solar photovoltaic power systems in the United States continues to fall precipitously. This is according to the latest edition of Tracking the Sun, an annual PV cost tracking report produced by the Department of... Read more
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U.S. Distributed Solar Prices Fell 10 to 20 Percent in 2014, with Trends Continuing into 2015 Latest “Tracking the Sun” report highlights progress in lowering solar soft co
U.S. Distributed Solar Prices Fell 10 to 20 Percent in 2014, with Trends Continuing into 2015
Newswise / Posted 23 days ago
Latest “Tracking the Sun” report highlights progress in lowering solar soft costs Available for logged-in reporters only Newswise — Berkeley, CA — The... Read more
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PhysOrg
Rite Aid stores no longer shun Apple PayWind energy pricing is at an all-time low, according to a new report released b
Rite Aid stores no longer shun Apple Pay
PhysOrg / Posted 24 days ago
Wind energy pricing is at an all-time low, according to a new report released by the U.S. Department of Energy and prepared by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab). The prices offered by wind projects to utility ... 0 comments... Read more
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Study finds price of wind energy in US at an all-time low, averaging under 2.5 cent/kWhWind is a credible source of new electricity generation in the United States. W
Study finds price of wind energy in US at an all-time low, averaging under 2.5 cent/kWh
PhysOrg / Posted 25 days ago
Wind is a credible source of new electricity generation in the United States. Wind power capacity additions in the United States rebounded in 2014, with $8.3 billion invested in 4.9 gigawatts (GW) of new capacity additions. Wind power has comprised... Read more
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Study Finds that the Price of Wind Energy in the United States is at an All-time Low, Averaging under 2.5¢/kWh Available for logged-in reporters only Newswise — Wind energy pricing is at
Study Finds that the Price of Wind Energy in the United States is at an All-time Low, Averaging under 2.5¢/kWh
Newswise / Posted 25 days ago
Available for logged-in reporters only Newswise — Wind energy pricing is at an all-time low, according to a new report released by the... Read more
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New mathematics advances the frontier of macromolecular imagingStructures to the left are models of the pentameric ligand-gated ion channel, w
New mathematics advances the frontier of macromolecular imaging
PhysOrg / Posted 25 days ago
Structures to the left are models of the pentameric ligand-gated ion channel, which mediate fast synaptic communication by converting chemical signals into an electrical response. The structures on the right are reconstructions of pLGIC from FXS data... Read more
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Researchers achieve record 3.5 Angstroms resolution and visualize action of major microtubule-regulating proteinMicrotubules are hollow cylinders with walls made up of tubulin proteins -- alp
Researchers achieve record 3.5 Angstroms resolution and visualize action of major microtubule-regulating protein
PhysOrg / Posted a month ago
Microtubules are hollow cylinders with walls made up of tubulin proteins -- alpha (green) and beta (blue) -- plus EB proteins (orange) that can either stabilize or destabilize the structure of the tubulin proteins. Credit: image courtesy of Eva... Read more

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