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Cloud brightness enlightens effects of pollution

Small particles of pollution and dust make clouds brighter, and now scientists have figured out a way to better use data to improve our understanding of how this process affects the planet's climate.

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Steel structure shelters sarcophagus at Chernobyl

April 26 marks the 31st anniversary of the explosion at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant's Unit 4 reactor. Battelle researchers at PNNL were involved in an international consortium to look at long-term safety and containment of Unit 4. They led early designs for the arch steel structure called the New Safe Confinement, which was put into place late last year.

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Video captures bubble-blowing battery in action

PNNL research has created a unique video that shows oxygen bubbles inflating and later deflating inside a tiny lithium-air battery. The knowledge gained from the video could help make lithium-air batteries that are more compact, stable and can hold onto a charge longer.

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3 small energy firms to collaborate with PNNL

PNNL is collaborating with three small businesses to address technical challenges concerning hydrogen for fuel cell cars, bio-coal and nanomaterial manufacturing.

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Pollution particles spur more mountain snow

High concentrations of tiny pollution particles can invigorate cloud formation and boost snowfall on mountains, according to a new study.

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Changing the game

High performance computing researcher Shuaiwen Leon Song asked if hardware called 3D stacked memory could do something it was never designed to do — help render 3D graphics.

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Physicists bring together detector and accelerator to explore "new physics" beyond the Standard Model

To study some of the tiniest particles in the universe, an international band of physicists is building a massive instrument to look for signs of particles predicted to be fundamental to the workings of the universe.

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Plutonium signatures discovery capability launched at PNNL

A new capability at PNNL will be able to replicate how nations process plutonium. Researchers will process small amounts of plutonium which they will analyze, using nuclear forensics techniques, to discover signatures.

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Tweaking a molecule's structure can send it down a different path to crystallization

Scientists trying to understand the paths crystals take as they form have been able to influence that path, revealing insights that could lead to better control of drug development, energy technologies. And food.

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