US China Energy Center Berkeley Lab

$5M foundation gift to help support US-China energy center

Gift will also create Berkeley Lab’s first endowed chair.

UC Berkeley plastic

Learning to live without plastic

A professor challenges the ease with which we turn to synthetic materials.

Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle

New technology will cut plug-in hybrid fuel consumption by one-third

Researchers look to birds flying in formation and find a way to make vehicles more efficient.

Nemo float

Global warming hiatus disproved — again

Study confirms steady warming of oceans for past 45 years.

Two Berkeley Lab projects to “see” into the soil.

Berkeley Lab awarded $4.6M for transformational agriculture technologies

Two projects will provide a window to the underground, yielding information on roots and soil.

UC Irvine hydrogen supply

In a national first, UC Irvine injects renewable hydrogen into campus power supply

Power-to-gas technique offers new way to store and use excess wind and solar energy.

Greenland ice sheet

Chilling climate revelations from a previous ice age

Major changes in ice and temperatures could cause abrupt transformations elsewhere, study shows.

Nanoletters UC Riverside

Using plants and quantum physics for potential superefficient solar cells

Physicist discovers how to make photocells mimic the way plants maximize their absorption of sunlight.

UC Berkeley nuclear power

The future of nuclear energy

New startups are paving the way for a leaner, greener version of the power source.

Lorenzo Booth UC Merced

Grad student’s water-mapping work leads to national recognition

Using big data to streamline water planning and fight climate change.

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