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Scientists Print All-Liquid 3-D Structures

Researchers have developed a way to print 3-D structures composed entirely of liquids. Using a modified 3-D printer, they injected threads of water into silicone oil — sculpting tubes made of one liquid within another liquid. This marks an important first step toward liquid electronics. More>

Thirdhand Smoke Increases Lung Cancer Risk in Mice

Researchers identified thirdhand smoke, the toxic residues that linger on indoor surfaces and in dust long after a cigarette has been extinguished, as a health hazard nearly 10 years ago. A new study found that thirdhand smoke also increases lung cancer risk in mice. The study has important implications for children’s health. More>

Video Chronicles the Sights and Sounds of Visit by Energy Secretary Rick Perry

During Secretary of Energy Rick Perry’s visit on March 27, he stopped by Lab user facilities and heard from numerous scientists about their research. This video captures what he saw and uses his own words to describe what he learned. Watch>

Berkeley Lab Aims for Big Breakthroughs in Water Technology  

Recognizing that the issues of water and energy are critically interdependent, Berkeley Lab has launched a new research institute to focus resources on its growing portfolio of projects for water innovation. This series of videos explores some of the Lab’s water research efforts. More>

Lab’s ‘Smart Farm’ Project Marries Microbiology and Machine Learning 

The “AR1K Smart Farm” project brings together molecular biology, biogeochemistry, environmental sensing technologies, and machine learning in an effort to revolutionize agriculture and create sustainable farming practices that benefit both the environment and farms. More>

The Impact of Hurricanes on Puerto Rico’s Forests  

Building on methods they used to assess the impact of hurricanes such as Katrina, Gustav, and Rita on forests and tree mortality, scientists have produced a rapid mapping of the disturbance intensity across Puerto Rico’s forests using satellite images combined with image processing techniques, and with the help of Google Earth Engine. More>

High Schoolers Get Hands-On Experience at the Advanced Light Source

Students from Pinole Valley and Oakland high schools participated in “The Advanced Light Source Experience.” Scientists at the ALS, one of the world’s premier sources of X-ray and ultraviolet light, helped students design an experiment, collect data, and analyze results. More>

Sewage Sludge Leads to Biofuels Breakthrough

Researchers have discovered a new enzyme that will enable microbial production of a renewable alternative to a petroleum-based toluene, a widely used octane booster in gasoline that has a global market of 29 million tons per year. More>

Sleuthing for Possible Path to Formation of Life’s Building Blocks in Space 

Scientists have used experiments at Berkeley Lab to retrace the chemical steps leading to the creation of complex hydrocarbons in space. They showed pathways to forming 2-D, carbon-based nanostructures in a mix of heated gases. More> 
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