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PNNL Family Day 2015

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Sub-$1 3D-printed microscope turns phones into science tools

Your next great scientific discovery is a 3D printer and less than $1 worth of materials away when you print your own smartphone microscope.

By September 18, 2014


Algae oil could dent U.S. oil imports, report says

The United States has enough land in water-rich climates to safely become a serious algae oil producer without damaging water supply.

By April 14, 2011


DOE designs energy-saving AC units

Rooftop air conditioning units using new DOE design would reduce energy consumption by 50 to 60 percent compared to current models, agency says.

By February 9, 2011


Measuring the smart-grid effect

Deployment of smart-grid systems would reduce U.S. carbon emissions from utilities 12 percent by 2030, according to DOE researchers.

By February 4, 2010


DOE lab develops 'smart charging' for electric cars

Pacific Northwest National Labs is looking to license its Smart Charger Controller, which can schedule electric-car charging for the lowest price at off-peak times.

By April 30, 2009


Will plug-in hybrids stress the grid?

A study out of Oak Ridge National Labs says don't get too excited about plug-in hybrids.

By March 13, 2008


National labs examining impact of plug-in hybrids

What if everyone gets a plug-in? Electrical prices will go up probably, but there will be other effects too.

By January 22, 2008


Another formula for hydrogen fuel pellets

PNNL says go for ammonia borane, not sodium borohydride, for hydrogen.

By August 24, 2007


Electrical grid could handle millions of plug-in hybrids

Tune in, turn on, plug in. The government says it's OK.

By December 11, 2006