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Out With Heavy Metal

PNNL’s new joining process enables the production of all-aluminum auto parts without rivets and fasteners that increase cost and weight.
11-May-2015 11:05 AM EDT

Three PNNL Scientists Receive DOE Early Career Research Program Awards, Research Funding

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Three scientists at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have been selected to receive Early Career Research Program research grants. The trio were among just 44 recipients nationwide to receive the annual research awards. Under the program, David...
6-May-2015 6:15 PM EDT

Pacific Northwest National Lab, Oregon Health & Science U Team Up for Biomed Research

The Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, Oregon, are joining forces to answer some of the world’s most complex biomedical questions.
6-May-2015 6:05 PM EDT

Energy Expert Discusses Grid Batteries with Congress

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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory's Jud Virden will testify on energy storage research before a subcommittee of the U.S House of Representatives.
30-Apr-2015 2:05 PM EDT

Electron Chirp: Cyclotron Radiation From Single Electrons Measured Directly for First Time

A group of almost 30 scientists and engineers from six research institutions reported the direct detection of cyclotron radiation from individual electrons April 20 in Physical Review Letters. They used a specially developed spectroscopic method...
28-Apr-2015 4:05 PM EDT

Packing Heat: New Fluid Makes Untapped Geothermal Energy Cleaner

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More American homes could be powered by the earth’s natural underground heat with a nontoxic fluid that could cut in half the amount of water needed for a new power generation method called enhanced geothermal systems.
15-Apr-2015 2:05 PM EDT

Erupting Electrodes: How Recharging Leaves Behind Microscopic Debris Inside Batteries

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Using a powerful microscope to watch multiple cycles of charging and discharging under real battery conditions, researchers have gained insight into the chemistry that clogs rechargeable lithium batteries in work appearing in the March issue of the...
9-Apr-2015 5:05 PM EDT

Analytical Innovations Bring $10 Million Back to National Laboratory, Battelle

A suite of analytical innovations used to detect and measure very low levels of compounds and elements has topped $10 million in licensing income for Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and its operator Battelle. It’s the first time that income...
2-Apr-2015 12:05 PM EDT

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