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hurricanes

Powerful Hurricanes Strengthen Faster Now Than 30 Years Ago

Hurricanes that intensify rapidly — a characteristic of almost all powerful hurricanes — do so more strongly and quickly now than they did 30...
cybersecurityvideo

A Triple-Threat Against Cyberthreats

The Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory has licensed three of its most unusual technologies for preventing cyberattacks to Cynash Inc., a startup...
vehicle composites

Predicting the Future of Lightweight Vehicle Composites

Researchers at the Department of Energy'sPacific Northwest National Laboratory, along with experts from industry and academia, have developed predictive engineering tools for designing new,...
ebola

Unlocking the Secrets of Ebola

Scientists have identified a set of biomarkers that indicate which patients infected with the Ebola virus are most at risk of dying from the...
LEDs

Let There Be (Connected) Light

Long gone are the days when light bulbs simply shine in the darkness. Now they can also report their own energy usage, get brighter when...
nanocrystal

New Insights into Nanocrystal Growth in Liquid

Many seashells, minerals, and semiconductor nanomaterials are made up of smaller crystals, which are assembled together like the pieces of a puzzle. Now, researchers...
bio-fuel

Bio-fuel from Waste

Fuel from waste? It is possible. But hitherto, converting organic waste to fuel has not been economically viable. Excessively high temperatures and too much...
cancer

Protein Data Takes Significant Step Forward in Medicine

The Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory is part of a nationwide effort to learn more about the role of proteins in cancer...
lithium sulfur

The Layered Look of Lithium Sulfur

In the quest for longer-lasting lithium rechargeable batteries, some researchers are looking to use sulfur as electrodes. The chemistry of lithium-sulfur, in theory, could...
preterm births

Scientists Focus on ‘Guardian of the Genome’ to Understand Preterm Births

Scientists have gotten a better look at the effects of a gene known as the "guardian of the genome" in causing premature births and...
crystalsvideo

For First Time, Researchers Measure Forces That Align Crystals and Help...

Like two magnets being pulled toward each other, tiny crystals twist, align and slam into each other, but due to an altogether different force....
Chernobyl

Steel structure shelters sarcophagus at Chernobyl

This week marks the 31st anniversary of the catastrophic explosion at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant's Unit 4 reactor. The blast discharged 400 times...
lithium-air batteries

Video captures bubble-blowing battery in action

Researchers propose how bubbles form, could lead to smaller, more stable lithium-air batteries
crystallization pathways

Tweaking a molecule’s structure can send it down a different path...

Silky chocolate, a more effective medical drug or solar panels all require the same thing: just the right crystals to make the material. Now...
microbesvideo

Cooperating Microbes Convert Methane to Alternative Fuel Source

Oil and gas wells and even cattle release methane gas into the atmosphere, and researchers are working on ways to not only capture this...
battery

Coming Together, Falling Apart and Starting over, Battery Style

Whether inside your laptop computer or storing energy outside wind farms, we need high-capacity, long-lasting, and safe batteries. In batteries, as in any electrochemical...
lithium-metal batteries

Tweaking Electrolyte Makes Better Lithium-Metal Batteries

Scientists have found adding a pinch of something new to a battery's electrolyte gives the energy storage devices more juice per charge than today's...
inflammatory bowel diseasevideo

Microbiomes More in Flux in Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Patients with inflammatory bowel disease are more likely to see dramatic shifts in the make-up of the community of microbes in their gut than...
catalystvideo

The Contradictory Catalyst

One reason we can't bottle summer sunshine and save the solar energy for rainy days is that we don't have an efficient way to...
ice cloudvideo

Scientists Bear Witness to Birth of an Ice Cloud

Scientists have witnessed the birth of atmospheric ice clouds, creating ice cloud crystals in the laboratory and then taking images of the process through...