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By Faye Oney / August 29, 2018

Preventing lithium-ion batteries from bursting into flame, 4-D printing for ceramics, and other materials stories that may be of interest for August 29, 2018.

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Move over silicon: Magnetoelectric multiferroics and tiny transistors could enable faster computers that consume less power

By April Gocha / October 18, 2016

The continuing trend for electronics is to pack more power into a smaller device that requires less energy input. Two significant materials research advances—one published in Nature and one published in Science—are moving precisely in that direction.

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Supercomputer-powered materials database unleashes data deluge

By April Gocha / June 27, 2016

The Materials Project—a public database of materials property data launched in 2011—just released another massive chunk of data, complete with user-friendly tools to explore and analyze that data.

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Bioglass goes big: Bioactive glass repairs large bone defects

By April Gocha / January 11, 2016

A team of researchers from Shanghai Jiaotong University and Tongji University in China and Lawrence Berkeley National Lab in Calif. has developed a technique for producing bioglass scaffolds that alone can successfully repair large defects in load-bearing bones.

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Raise the photovoltaic roof: Rooftop and utility-scale solar prices are on the decline

By Jessica McMathis / November 18, 2014

According to a news release, two reports—Utility Scale Solar and Tracking the Sun—from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory show that solar costs substantially less than it did in recent years.

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DOE accelerates energy research with $100 million in funding

By Jessica McMathis / June 24, 2014

The Department of Energy is fast-tracking the “scientific breakthroughs needed to build the 21st-century energy economy” by awarding $100 million to the country’s Energy Frontier Research Centers.

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Blurred lines—Art, science converge in identification of rare iron oxide in ancient Chinese ceramics

By Jessica McMathis / May 20, 2014

An international team of researchers have identified a rare iron oxide in ancient Chinese pottery, which could be critical in developing improved and inexpensive magnets for electronics.

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Google veep: Advances in science, engineering vital in meeting global energy challenges

By Jessica McMathis / March 30, 2014

Google’s vice president of energy believes the work of scientists and engineers will be key in finding solutions to global energy challenges.

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Black, white, and “green” – when it comes to the most cost-effective roof, what’s it all mean?

By Jessica McMathis / February 7, 2014

Researchers at the Lawrence Berkeley Lab have found that in comparing the economic costs and benefits of three different roof types—black, white, and “green” (vegetated)—white roofs are the most cost-effective.

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Point Source Power leverages ‘Votosynthesis’ to bring down scale of SOFCs

By Eileen De Guire / May 7, 2013

If you read this blog often, you may notice a few similarities between Power Practical’s PowerPot thermoelectric power generation devices, and a new solid oxide few cell gadget being offered by a Berkeley National Lab startup company, Point Source Power (PSP). The applications in mind for both of these power generation systems are generally the…

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