Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

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Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory is a member of the national laboratory system supported by the U.S. Department of Energy through its Office of Science. It is managed by the University of California (UC) and is charged with conducting unclassified research across a wide range of scientific disciplines. Berkeley Lab was founded in 1931 by Ernest Orlando Lawrence, a UC Berkeley physicist who won the 1939 Nobel Prize in physics for his invention of the cyclotron, a circular particle accelerator that opened the door to high-energy physics.
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2020
22 Oct 2020

Opus 12

Opus 12 is a green technology start-up company developing methods for catalytically converting carbon dioxide into chemicals and fuels, with the aim of reducing the carbon footprints of the world's heaviest emitters while creating a new revenue stream from what is discarded today as a waste product. In October 2020, IDTechEx Senior Technology Analyst Dr Michael Dent spoke with Etosha Cave, COO and co-founder of Opus 12.
9 Oct 2020

2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for CRISPR Development

University of California, Berkeley, biochemist Jennifer Doudna has won the 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, sharing it with colleague Emmanuelle Charpentier for the co-development of CRISPR-Cas9, a genome editing breakthrough that has revolutionized biomedicine.
17 Aug 2020

Cypris Materials

Cypris Materials is an early stage company from California. They are commercializing a new method of printing colored inks that relies on co-polymers that self-assemble to create structural color rather than using dyes or pigments.
24 Jul 2020

Battery Breakthrough Boosts Electric Flight, Long-Range Electric Cars

In the pursuit of a rechargeable battery that can power electric vehicles for hundreds of miles on a single charge, scientists have endeavored to replace the graphite anodes currently used in EV batteries with lithium metal anodes.
14 Jul 2020

Solid-State and Polymer Batteries 2020-2030: Technology, Patents, Forecasts, Players

IDTechEx Report: Dr Xiaoxi He
2 Jul 2020

Flexible, Printed and Thin Film Batteries 2020-2030: Technologies, Markets and Players

IDTechEx Report: Dr Xiaoxi He
8 Jun 2020

A Viable Sodium Battery

Researchers have created a sodium-ion battery that holds as much energy and works as well as some commercial lithium-ion battery chemistries, making for a potentially viable battery technology out of abundant and cheap materials.
8 Jun 2020

Printed and Flexible Sensors 2020-2030: Technologies, Players, Forecasts

IDTechEx Report: Dr Matthew Dyson, Dr Khasha Ghaffarzadeh, James Hayward, Dr Luyun Jiang and Raghu Das
27 May 2020

Materials Informatics 2020-2030

IDTechEx Report: Dr Richard Collins
12 May 2020

Promising Material Stable Enough for use in Solar Cells

Soft and flexible materials called halide perovskites could make solar cells more efficient at significantly less cost, but they're too unstable to use.
4 May 2020

Supercapacitor Materials and Formats 2020-2040

IDTechEx Report: Dr Peter Harrop and Dr Richard Collins
16 Mar 2020

Redox Flow Batteries 2020-2030: Forecasts, Challenges, Opportunities

IDTechEx Report: Daniele Gatti
5 Mar 2020

Environmental Gas Sensors 2020-2030

IDTechEx Report: Dr Luyun Jiang
4 Feb 2020

Turbocharging Hydrogen Fuel Cells with Novel Ion-Conducting Copolymer

Renewed investments in hydrogen fuel cell technologies and infrastructure by companies like Amazon; nations like China; and automakers like Toyota, Honda, and Hyundai, are sparking sales and fresh interest in the vast possibilities of polymer-electrolyte fuel cells. The fresh interest could revolutionize transportation and fill streets with vehicles whose only effluent is water vapor.
30 Jan 2020

Airspeq

At CES 2020 IDTechEx met with Tania Sole from Airspeq. The company has developed a MEMS based sensor to detect airborne particulate matter. The technology is based on patent pending MEMS thin-film bulk acoustic resonator (FBAR) technology.
22 Jan 2020

Finalists Announced for 2019 R&D 100 Awards

Finalists for the venerable R&D 100 Awards have been announced by R&D World magazine and its new parent company, WTWH Media, LLC.
9 Jan 2020

Polluted Wastewater in the Forecast? Try a Solar Umbrella

Researchers have demonstrated a way to double the rate of evaporation by using solar energy and taking advantage of water's inherent properties.
2019
13 Nov 2019

Machine Learning Algorithms Help Predict Traffic Headaches

Urban traffic roughly follows a periodic pattern associated with the typical "9 to 5" work schedule. However, when an accident happens, traffic patterns are disrupted. Designing accurate traffic flow models, for use during accidents, is a major challenge for traffic engineers, who must adapt to unforeseen traffic scenarios in real time.
30 Oct 2019

Thermoelectric Energy Harvesting and Sensing 2020-2030

IDTechEx Report: Dr Peter Harrop and Raghu Das
29 Oct 2019

Smart Materials Opportunities in Structural Electronics and Electrics 2020-2030

IDTechEx Report: Dr Peter Harrop, Dr Khasha Ghaffarzadeh and Raghu Das