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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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Cool roofs in not-so-cool China equal energy, emissions savings

By Jessica McMathis / September 29, 2014

Scientists from the Lawrence Berkley National Laboratory have previously established that cool roofs are the most cost-effective option for your pocketbook. Now, a group from the lab, working with Chinese researchers, has shown that the use of light-colored roofs in China would “substantially” reduce energy use and greenhouse gas emissions in regions where summer temps soar.

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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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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Eileen De Guire / March 4, 2014

Other materials stories that may be of interest

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Jim Destefani / December 10, 2013

Other materials stories that may be of interest.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Jim Destefani / November 25, 2013

Other materials stories that may be of interest.

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