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
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
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
Trying to understand the chemistry that turns plant material into the same energy-rich gasoline and diesel we put in our vehicles, researchers have discovered that water in the conversion process helps form an impurity which, in turn, slows down key...
20-Aug-2014 2:00 PM EDT
A new liquid metal alloy enables sodium-beta batteries to operate at lower temperatures, which could help the batteries store more renewable energy and strengthen the power grid.
31-Jul-2014 5:00 PM EDT
A new material called CC3 effectively traps xenon, krypton, and radon, gases used for lighting or medical industries and, in the case of radon, can be hazardous to people. Research in Nature Materials shows how CC3 does this, which might lead to...
21-Jul-2014 12:00 PM EDT
Technologies that rival electronic screens, enable new molecular analysis and reduce dependence on fossil fuels received recognition for their innovation today. R&D Magazine honored three advancements developed by researchers at the Department of...
14-Jul-2014 10:00 AM EDT
Battery technology developed at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory will be installed in two new energy storage projects funded by Washington state that will improve the power grid and help the region use more renewable energy.
8-Jul-2014 6:00 PM EDT