Surprisingly simple explanation for alien comet ‘Oumuamua’s weird orbit
An artist’s depiction of the interstellar comet ‘Oumuamua, as it warmed up in its approach to the sun and outgassed hydrogen (white mist), which slightly altered its orbit. The comet, which is most likely pancake-shaped, is the first known object other than dust grains to visit our...Read more about Surprisingly simple explanation for alien comet ‘Oumuamua’s weird orbit
White House honors chemists Darleane Hoffman and Gabor Somorjai with Enrico Fermi Award
Nuclear chemist Darleane Hoffman and surface chemist Gabor Somorjai received the Enrico Fermi Award from President Biden and Vice-President Harris for their pioneering work. Photos courtesy of Lawrence Berkeley Lab.
The Biden Administration today (Tuesday, March 28)...Read more about White House honors chemists Darleane Hoffman and Gabor Somorjai with Enrico Fermi Award
Meet our alumni: David Liu
Photo of David Liu via wikipedia. Uncredited."We can correct the vast majority of DNA errors that cause genetic diseases"
The Harvard University...Read more about Meet our alumni: David Liu
Gordon E. Moore ’50: Scientist, philanthropist, fly fisherman
“Gordon Moore matched scientific insight and business acumen with a genuine concern for the well-being of the natural world and the human beings who steward it. Throughout his brilliant career, he remained dedicated to developing common-sense, scientifically...Read more about Gordon E. Moore ’50: Scientist, philanthropist, fly fisherman
Can synthetic polymers replace the body’s natural proteins?
Biological fluids are made up of hundreds or thousands of different proteins (represented by space filling models above) that evolved to work together efficiently but flexibly. UC Berkeley polymer scientists are trying to create artificial fluids composed of random heteropolymers (...Read more about Can synthetic polymers replace the body’s natural proteins?
A Day in the half-life; a podcast from the Berkeley Lab
Berkely Lab produces a podcast about the surprising ways that science evolves. Through conversations with scientists, they trace the technology, theories, and products we see around us today back to early discoveries in the lab, while also imagining where future...Read more about A Day in the half-life; a podcast from the Berkeley Lab
German Society for Crystallography celebrates Lieselotte Templeton with inauguration of student prize
Early photograph of Lieselotte Templeton in front of her hometown Breslau. Photo edited by Constantin Buyer.
The German Society for Crystallography (DGK) announced last year the inauguration of the...Read more about German Society for Crystallography celebrates Lieselotte Templeton with inauguration of student prize
Markita Landry awarded Bakar Prize for nanotechnolgy innovations
Markita Landry in the lab. Image courtesy Vilcek Foundation.
The College of Chemistry is delighted to announce that Associate Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering ...Read more about Markita Landry awarded Bakar Prize for nanotechnolgy innovations
Dan Nomura receives ASPIRE Award for cancer research
Dan Nomura in his lab. Photo by Elena Zhukova.
The Mark Foundation for Cancer Research has announced twelve outstanding research projects to receive its latest round of...Read more about Dan Nomura receives ASPIRE Award for cancer research
How a record-breaking copper catalyst converts CO2 into liquid fuels
Artist’s rendering of a copper nanoparticle as it evolves during CO2 electrolysis: Copper nanoparticles (left) combine into larger metallic copper “nanograins” (right) within seconds of the electrochemical reaction, reducing CO2 into new multicarbon...Read more about How a record-breaking copper catalyst converts CO2 into liquid fuels
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