07.09.08_________________________________________________________________ Berkeley Lab Wins Four Prestigious 2008 R&D 100 Awards for Technology Advances. The 2008 award designees are:
* Berkeley Lab PhyloChip - a DNA microarray that quickly, comprehensively, and accurately identifies species within microbial samples from any environmental source, without any culturing required.
* Biomimetic Search Engine - a search engine that mimics the human cognitive process to find hidden and contextually relevant information in literature, databases, music, and other digital content.
* FastBit Bitmap Index - the fastest indexing technology for accelerating searching operations of massive databases. FastBit is able to search up to 100 times faster than other technologies.
* Nanostructured Polymer Electrolyte for Rechargeable Lithium Batteries - a polymer electrolyte that enables the development of rechargeable lithium metal batteries with energy density that is at least a factor of two larger than that of existing technology.
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