Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: American Physical Society Publishes 60th Anniversary Edition of the Review of Particle Physics

Newswise imageThe latest edition of the Review of Particle Physics, a go-to resource for particle physicists published Aug. 17 in the American Physical Society’s Physical Review D journal, marks the 60th anniversary of the founding of the Berkeley Lab-based Particle Data Group that produces the Review.

Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: First Direct Observations of Methane’s Increasing Greenhouse Effect at the Earth’s Surface

Newswise imageScientists have directly measured the increasing greenhouse effect of methane at the Earth’s surface for the first time. A research team from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) tracked a rise in the warming effect of methane – one of the most important greenhouse gases for the Earth’s atmosphere – over a 10-year period at a DOE field observation site in northern Oklahoma.

Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: Sewage Sludge Leads to Biofuels Breakthrough

Newswise imageResearchers at the U.S. Department of Energy Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI) and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have discovered a new enzyme that will enable microbial production of a renewable alternative to petroleum-based toluene, a widely used octane booster in gasoline that has a global market of 29 million tons per year.

Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: Digging Deep: Harnessing the Power of Soil Microbes for More Sustainable Farming

Newswise imageHow will the farms of the future feed a projected 9.8 billion people by 2050? Berkeley Lab’s “smart farm” project marries microbiology and machine learning in an effort to reduce the need for chemical fertilizers and enhance soil carbon uptake, thus improving the long-term viability of the land while increasing crop yields.

Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: A Game Changer: Metagenomic Clustering Powered by HPC

Newswise imageBerkeley Lab and Joint Genome Institute researchers took one of the most popular clustering approaches in modern biology–Markov Clustering algorithm–and modified it to run efficiently and at scale on supercomputers. Their algorithm achieved a previously impossible feat: clustering a 70 million node and 68 billion edge biological network in hours.

Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: Scientists Confirm Century-Old Speculation on the Chemistry of a High-Performance Battery

Newswise imageScientists have discovered a novel chemical state, first proposed about 90 years ago, that enables a high-performance, low-cost sodium-ion battery. The battery could quickly and efficiently store and distribute energy produced by solar panels and wind turbines across the electrical grid.

Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: Berkeley Lab Report Calls for Industry Attention to Ensuring Grid Reliability

Newswise imageIn light of changes in how electricity is being both generated and consumed, the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) has written a new report analyzing challenges facing the nation’s electric grid and making recommendations for ensuring continued reliability.

Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: Scientists Discover ‘Chiral Phonons’ – Atomic Rotations in a 2-D Semiconductor Crystal

Newswise imageA research team has found the first evidence that a shaking motion in the structure of an atomically thin material possesses a naturally occurring circular rotation that could become the building block for a new form of information technology and molecular-scale machines.

Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: Applying Machine Learning to the Universe’s Mysteries

Newswise imageBerkeley Lab physicists and their collaborators have demonstrated that computers are ready to tackle the universe’s greatest mysteries – they used neural networks to perform a deep dive into data simulating the subatomic particle soup that may have existed just microseconds after the big bang.

Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: Berkeley Lab Researchers Contribute to Making Blockchains Even More Robust

Newswise imageIn the last few years, researchers at Berkeley Lab, UC Davis and University of Stavanger in Norway have developed a new protocol, called BChain, which makes private blockchain even more robust. The researchers are also working with colleagues at Berkeley Lab and beyond to adapt this tool to support applications that are of strategic importance to the Department of Energy’s Office of Science.

Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: It All Starts With a ‘Spark’: Berkeley Lab Delivers Injector That Will Drive X-ray Laser Upgrade

Newswise imageA team at Berkeley Lab has designed, built, and delivered a unique version of a device, called an injector gun, that can produce a steady stream of these electron bunches. The gun will be used to produce brilliant X-ray laser pulses at a rapid-fire rate of up to 1 million per second.

Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: All in the Family: Focused Genomic Comparisons

Newswise imageIn the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, a team led by researchers at the Technical University of Denmark, the DOE Joint Genome Institute and the Joint BioEnergy Institute report the first outcome from the large-scale sequencing of 300+ Aspergillus species.

Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: When One Reference Genome is Not Enough

Newswise imageA pan-genome is a valuable resource for unlocking natural diversity. Having plant pan-genomes for crops important for fuel and food applications would enable breeders to harness natural diversity to improve traits such as yield, disease resistance, and tolerance of marginal growing conditions.

Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: New Studies on Disordered Cathodes May Provide Much-Needed Jolt to Lithium Batteries

Newswise imageIn a pair of papers published this month in Nature Communications and Physical Review Letters, a team of scientists at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has come up with a set of rules for making new disordered materials, a process that had previously been driven by trial-and-error. They also found a way to incorporate fluorine, which makes the material both more stable and have higher capacity.

Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: Scientists Solve a Magnesium Mystery in Rechargeable Battery Performance

Newswise imageA Berkeley Lab-led research team has discovered a surprising set of chemical reactions involving magnesium that degrade battery performance even before the battery can be charged up. The findings could steer the design of next-gen batteries.

Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: The Puzzle to Plugging the Worst Natural Gas Release in History

Newswise imageBy the time Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) scientists Barry Freifeld and Curt Oldenburg visited the Aliso Canyon natural gas storage facility in December 2015, the SS-25 well blowout had been leaking natural gas into the air for more than six weeks. The notoriously strong winds at Aliso Canyon carried the natural gas and its added odorant to the nearby Porter Ranch neighborhood, leading to thousands of families evacuating their homes.

Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: International Team Reconstructs Nanoscale Virus Features from Correlations of Scattered X-rays

Newswise imageBerkeley Lab researchers contributed key algorithms which helped scientists achieve a goal first proposed more than 40 years ago – using angular correlations of X-ray snapshots from non-crystalline molecules to determine the 3D structure of important biological objects.

Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: Injecting Electrons Jolts 2-D Structure Into New Atomic Pattern

Newswise imageThe same electrostatic charge that can make hair stand on end and attach balloons to clothing could be an efficient way to drive atomically thin electronic memory devices of the future, according to a new Berkeley Lab study. Scientists have found a way to reversibly change the atomic structure of a 2-D material by injecting it with electrons. The process uses far less energy than current methods for changing the configuration of a material’s structure.

Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: Reimagining Hydrogen: A Small Molecule With Large-Scale Ideas

Newswise imageWhile hydrogen is often talked about as a pollution-free fuel of the future, especially for use in fuel cell electric vehicles, hydrogen can be used for much more than zero-emission cars. In fact, from enhancing the flexibility of the grid to greening agriculture, hydrogen could play a major role in a clean and resilient energy system.