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New Flow Battery to Keep Big Cities Lit, Green & Safe

The new zinc-polyiodide redox flow battery uses an electrolyte that has more than two times the energy density of the next-best flow battery used to store renewable energy and support the power grid. It’s high energy density, and resulting lower...
25-Feb-2015 11:00 AM EST

Dendrite Eraser: New Electrolyte Rids Batteries of Short-Circuiting Fibers


A new electrolyte allows rechargeable batteries to operate well without growing dendrites, tiny pin-like fibers that short-circuit rechargeable batteries.
24-Feb-2015 1:00 PM EST

PNNL Recognized for Moving Biofuel, Chemical Analysis Innovations to Market


Developing renewable fuel from wet algae and enabling analysis of complex liquids are two of the latest innovations Pacific Northwest National Laboratory has successfully driven to the market with the help of commercial partners.
30-Jan-2015 8:00 AM EST

Tracking Fish Easier, Quicker, Safer with New Injectable Device


A new acoustic fish-tracking tag is so tiny it can be injected with a syringe. It’s small size enables researchers to more precisely and safely record how fish swim through dams and use that information to make dams more fish-friendly.
29-Jan-2015 11:00 AM EST

Man Trumps Dog: Earlier Assumption About BPA Exposure Confirmed

Coating the mouth with BPA-containing food, like soup, does not lead to higher than expected levels of BPA in blood, a new study in Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology shows. The study authors conclude that oral exposure does not create a risk for...
27-Jan-2015 3:00 PM EST

How Ionic: Scaffolding Is in Charge of Calcium Carbonate Crystals


Nature packs away carbon in chalk, shells and rocks made by marine organisms that crystallize calcium carbonate. Now, research suggests that the soft, organic scaffolds in which such crystals form guide crystallization by soaking up the calcium like...
20-Jan-2015 3:30 PM EST

Eastern North Atlantic Site Expands Data Capabilities


The now one-year-old climate research site has filled with instruments that will lead to cutting-edge research data. ENA’s baseline suite of instruments monitors the interaction of clouds, aerosols, and precipitation in this region.
9-Jan-2015 4:00 PM EST

Hot Showers, Lower Power Bills with Heat Pump Water Heaters


Heat pump water heaters are an energy-efficient alternative to conventional electric resistance water heaters. Now research shows heat pump water heaters can also reduce an entire home’s energy use – if they’re connected to the appropriate...
6-Jan-2015 1:00 PM EST

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