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Battery Based on PNNL Tech Given EPA Green Chemistry Award

PNNL and UniEnergy Technologies, which produces a battery based on technology developed at PNNL have been honored with an EPA Green Chemistry Challenge Award.
12-Jun-2017 7:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Tackling infectious disease – one protein at a time


A team of scientists in the Pacific Northwest has solved the 3-D structure of 1,000 proteins from more than 70 organisms that cause infectious disease in people. The proteins come from microbes that cause several serious diseases, including...
8-Jun-2017 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

More Natural Dust in the Air Improves Air Quality in Eastern China


Man-made pollution in eastern China’s cities worsens when less dust blows in from the Gobi Desert, according to a new study. That’s because dust plays an important role in determining the air temperatures and thereby promoting winds to blow away...
9-May-2017 3:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites

For First Time, Researchers Measure Forces That Align Crystals and Help Them Snap Together

For the first time, researchers have measured the force that draws tiny crystals together and visualized how they swivel and align. Called van der Waals forces, the attraction provides insights into how crystals self-assemble, an activity that...
26-Apr-2017 2:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Video Captures Bubble-Blowing Battery in Action

PNNL researchers have created a unique video that shows oxygen bubbles inflating and later deflating inside a tiny lithium-air battery. The knowledge gained from the video could help make lithium-air batteries that are more compact, stable and can...
26-Apr-2017 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

3 Small Energy Firms to Collaborate with PNNL


Pacific Northwest National Laboratory is collaborating with three small businesses to address technical challenges concerning hydrogen for fuel cell cars, bio-coal and nanomaterial manufacturing.
24-Apr-2017 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Changing the Game


High performance computing researcher Shuaiwen Leon Song asked if hardware called 3D stacked memory could do something it was never designed to do—help render 3D graphics.
20-Apr-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Advantage: Water


When water comes in for a landing on the common catalyst titanium oxide, it splits into hydroxyls just under half the time. Water's oxygen and hydrogen atoms shift back and forth between existing as water or hydroxyls, and water has the slightest...
13-Apr-2017 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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