Readable Ideas that may change the speed of boinc and Research - add yours - firstly the Berkeley labs 100 award for science lis

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Readable Ideas that may change the speed of boinc and Research - add yours - firstly the Berkeley labs 100 award for science list

https://science.energy.gov/about/honors-and-awards/rd-100-awards/2017-RD-100-Award-Finalists

Office of Science Laboratory: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Other Partners: N/A

Name of Project: Double Barcoded Shotgun Expression Library Sequencing (Dub-seq)

Double Barcoded Shotgun Expression Library Sequencing (Dub-seq) is a technology for discovering the functions of genes in microbes under different environmental conditions. Because Dub-seq can process large amounts of genetic information at once, it is faster, cheaper, more flexible, and requires less work than previous genetic analysis technologies. Scientists can adapt it to a variety of biotechnologies, such as discovering new enzymes, finding new cancer drugs, gaining insight into resistance to viruses, and understanding how antibiotics act on microbes that cause disease.

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Office of Science Laboratory: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Other Partners: University of Illinois-Champaign

Name of Project: CrunchFlow

CrunchFlow is a software package that simulates how chemical reactions occur and change as fluids travel underground. CrunchFlow includes a number of chemical and physical processes that similar products do not, such as changes in how easily water can move through rocks. All of these features are available in a single package that users with a variety of expertise can run on a desktop computer. With CrunchFlow's computational efficiency, scientists can achieve high spatial resolution while extending simulations far back in geologic time. By improving the accuracy of a range of Earth and environmental sciences applications, CrunchFlow helps scientists better understand current and past ecological systems below the Earth's surface.

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Office of Science Laboratory: Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Other Partners: SepQuant, Inc.

Name of Project: dropletProbe Surface Sampling System for Mass Spectrometry

The dropletProbe system, developed with support from Oak Ridge National Laboratory, is a completely new means of surface sampling for mass spectrometry, a major scientific technique for measuring the masses of chemicals in a sample. The dropletProbe system provides rapid, simple chemical extraction and analysis for a host of scientific applications. It is a low cost, low-maintenance, and nondestructive method for sampling complex analytical surfaces, such as biological tissue samples. It provides scientists with a high degree of precision for targeting specific areas on the sample. By reducing cost and improving accuracy, this tool should help increase the pace of scientific discovery.

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Office of Science Laboratories: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory; Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Other Partners: National Energy Technology Laboratory; Los Alamos National Laboratory; Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Name of Project: National Risk Assessment Partnership (NRAP) Toolset

Deep underground geologic formations offer promising places to safely and effectively store large volumes of carbon dioxide (CO2) generated from burning coal, oil, and natural gas. The National Risk Assessment Partnership (NRAP) Toolset is the first complete suite of computer software that models possible environmental risks from potential storage sites, such as fluid leakage and earthquakes. The Tool-set draws on the expertise of five DOE national laboratories and is being used by more than 250 stakeholders from academia, regulatory agencies, and industry.