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Using Sunlight to Activate the Flow of Electrical Current in a New Material

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Scientists discovered a new material that absorbs visible light to generate electricity; this material might be useful for splitting water to produce a combustible fuel, hydrogen.
23-Jan-2017 8:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Biofuel Matchmaker: Finding the Perfect Algae for Renewable Energy

A new streamlined process could quickly pare down heaps of algae species into just a few that hold the most promise for making biofuel.
13-Jan-2017 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Increasing Rainfall in a Warmer World Will Likely Intensify Typhoons in Western Pacific

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An analysis of the strongest tropical storms over the last half-century reveals that higher global temperatures have intensified the storms via enhanced rainfall. Rain that falls on the ocean reduces salinity and allows typhoons to grow stronger.
4-Jan-2017 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Scientists Bear Witness to Birth of an Ice Cloud

Scientists have witnessed the birth of atmospheric ice clouds, creating ice cloud crystals in the laboratory and then taking images of the process through a microscope, essentially documenting the very first steps of cloud formation.
20-Dec-2016 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Many Muons: Imaging the Underground with Help From the Cosmos

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Alain Bonneville, a geophysicist at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, will present details on the muon detector and the comparative field tests at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting in San Francisco. His talk is Thursday, December 15,...
16-Dec-2016 6:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Pacific Northwest Researchers to Play Key Role in New Manufacturing USA Institute

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PNNL and Oregon State University are part of the newest institute under the Manufacturing USA Initiative. PNNL and OSU will co-lead the Module and Component Manufacturing Focus Area for the institute.
16-Dec-2016 6:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Water: Finding the Normal Within the Weird

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RICHLAND, Wash. – Water has many unusual properties, such as its solid form, ice, being able to float in liquid water, and they get weirder below its freezing point. Supercooled water — below freezing but still a liquid — is notoriously...
13-Dec-2016 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Sawdust Reinvented Into Super Sponge for Oil Spills

Oil spills could be cleaned up in the icy, rough waters of the Arctic with a chemically modified sawdust material that absorbs up to five times its weight in oil and stays afloat for at least four months.
12-Dec-2016 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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