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PNNL Talks Climate, Carbon, Drinking Water and the Nexus of Health & Environment at AGU


Scientists from the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory will present a variety of research at the 2014 American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, which runs Monday, Dec. 15 through Friday, Dec. 19 at the Moscone Convention...
12-Dec-2014 5:00 PM EST

Lengthening the Life of High Capacity Silicon Electrodes in Rechargeable Lithium Batteries


A new study will help researchers create longer-lasting, higher-capacity lithium rechargeable batteries, which are commonly used in consumer electronics. In a study published in the journal ACS Nano, researchers showed how a coating that makes high...
2-Dec-2014 2:00 PM EST

Synthetic Fish Measures Wild Ride Through Dams


A synthetic fish is helping existing hydroelectric dams and new, smaller hydro facilities become more fish-friendly. The latest version of the Sensor Fish – a small tubular device filled with sensors that analyze the physical stresses fish...
4-Nov-2014 5:00 PM EST

Are My Muscular Dystrophy Drugs Working?

People with muscular dystrophy could one day assess the effectiveness of their medication with the help of a smartphone-linked device, a new study in mice suggests. The study used a new method to process ultrasound imaging information that could...
31-Oct-2014 4:45 PM EDT

A Global Natural Gas Boom Alone Won't Slow Climate Change


A new analysis of global energy use, economics and the climate shows that expanding the current bounty of inexpensive natural gas alone would not slow the growth of global greenhouse gas emissions worldwide, according to a study appearing today in...
12-Oct-2014 4:00 PM EDT

Ahoy, Offshore Wind: Advanced Buoys Bring Vital Data to Untapped Energy Resource

Two large buoys that are decked out with advanced scientific instruments will help more accurately predict offshore wind’s power-producing potential.
12-Sep-2014 1:00 PM EDT

Angling Chromium to Let Oxygen Through


More efficient fuel cells might gain wider use in vehicles or as quiet, pollution-free, neighborhood electricity generating stations. A serendipitous finding has resulted in a semiconducting material that could enable fuel cells to operate at...
10-Sep-2014 4:00 PM EDT

Birth of a Mineral


Researchers used a powerful microscope that allows them to see the birth of calcium carbonate crystals in real time, giving them a peek at how different calcium carbonate crystals form, they report in September 5's issue of Science.
2-Sep-2014 4:00 PM EDT

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