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Energy & Green Tech

Tracking the neural network's nuclear clues

Following the 2011 earthquake in Japan, a tsunami disabled the power supply and cooling in three Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant reactors. The reactors' cores largely melted in the first 72 hours.

Energy & Green Tech

Influx of electric vehicles accelerates need for grid planning

Electric vehicles are coming—en masse. How can local utilities, grid planners and cities prepare? That's the key question addressed with a new study led by researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory..

Energy & Green Tech

Targeting the perfect metal-organic framework cooling combination

Scientists have known for two decades about a more environmentally friendly way to cool large buildings that is less expensive than conventional cooling systems. The challenge has been making those systems efficient for everyday ...

Energy & Green Tech

Building a better battery, faster

Battery experts at PNNL and elsewhere focus on developing rechargeable lithium-metal batteries because of their high energy density. Lithium-metal batteries have the potential to double the energy of lithium-ion batteries ...

Energy & Green Tech

Onboard separation technology set to improve fuel economy

A technology developed by researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory could pave the way for increased fuel economy and lower greenhouse gas emissions as part of an octane-on-demand ...

Energy & Green Tech

Deep learning cuts costs in building control

American buildings consume roughly 40 percent of U.S. energy, much of which is expended on heating, cooling, and ventilation. Enhanced control methods can help reduce energy consumption. Model Predictive Control (MPC) has ...

Computer Sciences

Protecting essential connections in a tangled web

It's winter. And as any frequent traveler knows, winter can mean airport weather delays. A blizzard in Minneapolis, a major airport hub, can quickly lead to delays in balmy Miami or foggy London.

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