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Set sail on the road to discovery: Chemical map charts course to hundreds of new nitrides

By Lisa McDonald / June 28, 2019

Exploratory synthesis of nitride materials can be a time-consuming and risky venture. A new map of ternary metal nitrides gives scientists a good idea of where to look for new nitrides.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Lisa McDonald / June 26, 2019

Graphene identifies stomach-cancer causing bacteria, continuous carbon fiber additive manufacturing, and other materials stories that may be of interest for June 26, 2019.

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Optical fibers shake up earthquake monitoring systems

By Lisa McDonald / February 12, 2019

A team of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory researchers showed “dark fibers,” unused fiber-optic cables that crisscross the United States underground, could be co-opted to serve as sensors in earthquake monitoring systems.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Lisa McDonald / January 16, 2019

New fuel cell catalysts, metal-free micromotors, and other materials stories that may be of interest for January 16, 2019.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Lisa McDonald / January 9, 2019

“Lifetime” of graphene qubits, metal oxide sorts CO2 from CO, and other materials stories that may be of interest for January 9, 2019.

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Video: 5,000 fiber-optic robots will teach scientists about dark energy’s effects on the universe

By Faye Oney / November 7, 2018

Berkeley Lab scientists are leading a project to explore the expansion of the universe. The Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument consists of 5,000 robots that will gather light from distant galaxies to measure dark energy’s effects on the universe.

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Video: ‘Super window’ technology is giant leap in saving the planet

By Faye Oney / June 27, 2018

Researchers at Berkeley Lab have developed a “super window” that is twice as insulating and more energy efficient than most windows on the market today. They are currently working with major manufacturers to eventually bring it to market.

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Now you see it, now you don’t—scientists developing real ‘ultrathin’ invisibility cloak with scale-up potential

By Stephanie Liverani / September 22, 2015

The concept of the invisibility cloak is no longer limited to the pages of J.K. Rowling’s fictional masterpieces. Scientists at the University of California, Berkeley are developing this technology for scalable, real-world applications.

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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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Industrial-scale generator brings thermoelectric energy to the masses, massively

By Jessica McMathis / November 16, 2014

Alphabet Energy’s “proprietary advancements in silicon and tetrahedrite” make thermoelectric materials—often cost-prohibitive—viable in its industrial-scale generator that converts waste heat to electricity.

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