CBE's Smit and co-workers are screening hundreds of thousands of possible methane storage materials.
February 18, 2015
February 9, 2015
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) battery scientist Nitash Balsara has worked for many years trying to find a way to improve the safety of lithium-ion batteries.
February 5, 2015
Several hundred guests crowded the lobby of the Li Ka Shing Center for Biomedical and Health Sciences last night (Feb. 4) as the campus celebrated the launch of the Innovative Genomics Initiative (IGI), a partnership between UC Berkeley and UC San Francisco researchers and the biopharmaceutical industry to perfect new gene-editing techniques and apply them to drug development and global health in general.
January 22, 2015
UC Berkeley scientists have proved a fundamental relationship between energy and time that sets a “quantum speed limit” on processes ranging from quantum computing and tunneling to optical switching.
January 21, 2015
At international forum, Berkeley professor Jennifer Doudna discusses women in science fields.
January 16, 2015
Naomi Ginsberg and team uncover hidden structures in domain interfaces that hamper performance.
January 15, 2015
A tiny speck of plutonium on the UC Berkeley campus is making news for its connection to a momentous point in history. The sample was created by a team of scientists led by the late Berkeley chemist Glenn Seaborg. The synthesis of plutonium helped Seaborg earn a Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1951.
January 12, 2015
Felix Fischer and team engineers the shape and properties of nanoscale strips of graphene.
January 8, 2015
Berkeley Lab’s Paul Alivisatos on nanotechnology that enlivens Nanosys’ displays, enhancing the color and saving energy.
January 1, 2015
Professor of Chemistry Ron Cohen and his team are building and refining sensors that track CO2, also known as carbon dioxide.
December 10, 2014
Kavli Nanoscience Institute Directors Paul Alivisatos, Paul McEuen, and Nai-Chang Yeh – discuss what makes the nanoscale so important, the field’s grand challenges, safety challenges, and their thoughts on funding, training and the future.
September 9, 2014
Ten years ago, Robert Waterland got an associate professorship at Baylor College of Medicine and set off to study one of the nation's most pressing health problems: obesity. In particular, he's been trying to figure out the biology behind why children born to obese women are more likely to develop the condition themselves.
February 11, 2013
John Hartwig, Henry Rapoport Professor of Chemistry, receives this year’s award “for the creative discovery and insightful development of fundamentally new, broadly utilized, transition-metal-catalyzed reactions of common functional groups and unreactive C–H bonds.”
January 7, 2013
A simple, precise and inexpensive method for cutting DNA to insert genes into human cells could transform genetic medicine, making routine what now are expensive, complicated and rare procedures for replacing defective genes in order to fix genetic disease or even cure AIDS.