Researchers at Berkeley Lab and Carnegie Mellon University have designed new solid electrolytes that light the path to wider electrification of transportation. (Image courtesy of Jinsoo Kim)
In the pursuit of a rechargeable battery that can power electric vehicles (EVs)...Read more about Battery breakthrough gives boost to electric flight and long-range electric cars
New partnership between DOE national labs and universities builds on JCAP’s advances in artificial photosynthesis, renewable fuels
Scientists at JCAP create new materials by spraying combinations of elements onto thin plates. (Image courtesy of...Read more about College faculty and alumni contribute to new DOE 60$M Solar Fuel Research
By J.H. Hildebrand, S.C. Pepper, and T.D. Stewart
Ermon Dwight Eastman, Professor of Chemistry, was born in Marysville, California, November 30, 1891. He attended the Marysville schools through the lower grades and graduated from high school after a final year in the Fremont High...Read more about Ermon Dwight Eastman
Workers load uranium slugs into the X-10 Graphite Reactor at Oak Ridge in 1943. Image: Ed Westcott/US Army/Manhattan Engineer District.
On July 16 this year, on what marks the 75th anniversary of the first nuclear bomb test, a patient may go to the doctor...Read more about A forgotten legacy: How nuclear reactors built for war transformed peacetime science
PQQ has been found in fruits and vegetables, such as papaya, kiwi fruit, spinach, green pepper, parsley, celery, and more. Photo: Wen Zhu.
We love food, not only for the joy of eating and sharing meals, but also for the nutrients that our bodies depend on to thrive....Read more about A behind-the-scenes look at the longevity vitamin PQQ
A big advance in carbon capture technology could provide an efficient and inexpensive way for natural gas power plants to remove carbon dioxide from their flue emissions, a necessary step in reducing greenhouse gas emissions to slow global warming and climate change. Developed by...Read more about New technique to capture CO2 could reduce power plant greenhouse gases
From alum Walter Drisdell's lab at LBL: new research published in the journal ACS Catalysis exams experiments performed vis X-ray spectroscopy on working solar fuel generator prototypes to demonstrate that catalysts made from copper oxide are superior to purely metallic-origin catalysts...Read more about The Secret to Renewable Solar Fuels Is an Off-and-On Again Relationship
The DNA-cutting proteins central to CRISPR-Cas9 and related gene-editing tools originally came from bacteria, but a newfound variety of Cas proteins apparently evolved in viruses that infect bacteria. The new Cas proteins were found in the largest known bacteria-infecting viruses, called...Read more about Megaphages harbor mini-Cas proteins ideal for gene editing
Professor David Schaffer has been selected to serve as the next director of Berkeley’s California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences (QB3-Berkeley), effective July 1, 2020, following a campuswide search chaired by MCB Professor Jasper Rine. Schaffer is succeeding Susan Marqusee, who...Read more about David Schaffer selected to serve as next director of QB3-Berkeley
Paul Alivisatos, an internationally renowned chemist who holds joint appointments with the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and UC Berkeley, has been awarded the 2021 Priestley Medal, the highest honor of the American Chemical Society. Alivisatos is the eighth...Read more about Paul Alivisatos Wins Priestley Award