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Improving Grid Reliability in the Face of Extreme Events

PNNL has released the first stable version of ExaGO, an open-source grid modeling software that can help grid operators perform analyses at unprecedented scale to plan ahead for extreme events.
6-May-2021 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Suitable Spawning Habitat Awaits Salmon

Scientists at PNNL and the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation identify acres of spawning habitat in the Upper Columbia River.
3-May-2021 4:40 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Sidestepping the Thin Data Problem in National Security

Scientists are developing new techniques to make the most of limited data in the national security space, using explainable artificial intelligence to extract more meaning from the information in hand.
27-Apr-2021 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Shoe Scanner Technology on the Horizon

A shoe scanner may allow people passing through security screening to keep their shoes on. PNNL built the scanner based on the same technology it used to develop airport scanners. It's licensed to Liberty Defense.
27-Apr-2021 12:40 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Energy on Demand: Learning from Nature’s Catalysts

With quantum chemistry, PNNL scientists are discovering how enzymes such as nitrogenase serve as natural catalysts that efficiently break apart molecular bonds to control energy and matter.
27-Apr-2021 12:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Faster Air Exchange in Buildings Not Always Beneficial for Coronavirus Levels

Vigorous and rapid air exchanges might not always be a good thing when it comes to levels of coronavirus particles in a multiroom building, according to a new modeling study. Particle levels can spike in downstream rooms shortly after rapid...
22-Apr-2021 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Finding What Makes Catalysts Tick

Computational chemist Samantha Johnson, who is searching for combinations to bolster energy future, is among the PNNL scientists preparing to move into the Energy Sciences Center. The new $90 million, 140,000-square-foot facility, is under...
19-Apr-2021 3:20 PM EDT Add to Favorites

To Cool Tomorrow's Buildings, Power Sector Must Grow

New study projects electricity demand tied to cooling U.S. buildings will grow as peak temperatures rise, alongside the need for an expanded power sector.
16-Apr-2021 1:35 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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New Clean Energy Process Converts Methane to Hydrogen with Zero Carbon Dioxide Emissions

PNNL, teaming with academia and industry, develops a novel zero-emission methane pyrolysis process that produces both hydrogen and high-value carbon solids.
18-Mar-2021 4:45 PM EDT

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It Wasn’t Hydrogen’s Fault! May 6 Is the 80th Anniversary of the Hindenburg Disaster

4-May-2017 11:05 AM EDT

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