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Scientists Pinpoint Cause of Harmful Dendrites and Whiskers in Lithium Batteries

Scientists have uncovered a root cause of the growth of needle-like structures—known as dendrites and whiskers—that plague lithium batteries, sometimes causing a short circuit or failure. The defects are a major factor holding back the batteries...
12-Oct-2019 12:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

PNNL, Sandia, and Georgia Tech Join Forces in AI Effort

Scientists from DOE’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, DOE’s Sandia National Laboratories, and the Georgia Institute of Technology will collaborate on solutions to some of the most challenging problems in AI today, thanks to $5.5 million...
2-Oct-2019 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Smelling is Believing

PNNL vapor detection technology quickly and accurately identifies explosives, deadly chemicals, and illicit drugs
27-Aug-2019 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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PNNL Publishes Distributed Wind Energy Report

Wind energy costs at all-time lows, as wind turbines grow larger
26-Aug-2019 1:40 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Two PNNL Researchers Receive Presidential Early Career Award

Two Chief Engineers at PNNL given Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers
6-Aug-2019 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Designer proteins form wires and lattices on mineral surface

This research is a fundamental discovery of how to engineer proteins onto non-biological surfaces. Artificial proteins engineered from scratch have been assembled into nanorod arrays, designer filaments and honeycomb lattices on the surface of mica,...
6-Jul-2019 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Caltech’s Castañeda Named Director of Human Resources at PNNL

April Castañeda, a senior executive with 20 years of experience leading human resources programs at Caltech and NASA’s Jet propulsion Laboratory, has been named director of Human Resources at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
8-Jul-2019 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Scientists show how one cause of weak enamel unfolds on the molecular level

Scientists have shown how a tiny flaw in a protein results in damaged enamel that is prone to decay in people with a condition known as amelogenesis imperfecta. Such patients don’t develop enamel correctly because of a single amino acid defect in...
25-Jun-2019 1:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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