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Local wind powering more U.S. companies

RICHLAND, Wash. – American companies are increasingly making their own power — and sales — with wind turbines located near the factories and buildings that consume the power they make, concludes a report released today.The 2015...
6-Sep-2016 2:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Six PNNL Scientists Elected 2010 AAAS Fellows

Six researchers at the Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have been elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
11-Jan-2011 11:30 AM EST Add to Favorites

Charging Makes Nano-Sized Electrodes Swell, Elongate and Spiral

New high resolution images of electrode wires made from materials used in rechargeable lithium ion batteries shows them contorting as they become charged with electricity, according to a paper in this week's issue of the journal Science.
6-Dec-2010 8:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

PNNL's Richard Smith Named 2010 Scientist of the Year by R&D Magazine


Parkinson's disease, cancer and biofuels production are just a few problems that biochemist Dick Smith has helped untangle in his long career of technological innovation and scientific insight. Now, R&D Magazine has honored Smith as 2010 Scientist...
1-Nov-2010 5:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Deadly Monkeypox Virus Might Cause Disease by Breaking Down Lung Tissue


Study findings might help better understand bronchitis, emphysema, other lung diseases.
27-Oct-2010 4:50 PM EDT Add to Favorites

New Clues to How Cancer-Related Proteins Plasmin, Thrombin Lose Inhibition

A new technique that searches blood for the tiniest remnants of broken down proteins has revealed new information about how cells crank up cancer activators called proteases. The results improve researchers' understanding of the mechanics of breast...
18-Oct-2010 6:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Planar Power


A flat sodium-nickel chloride battery could deliver 30 percent more power at lower temperatures than its cylindrical counterpart, making it a viable alternative to lithium-ion batteries for storing wind and solar power on the grid, according to work...
12-Oct-2010 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Saving Tropical Forests: Value Their Carbon and Improve Farming Technology

As the century warms, tropical forests will be at risk from many threats, especially conversion to cropland to sustain the population. A new report shows that crop productivity improvements and carbon emission limits together could prevent...
29-Sep-2010 3:25 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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