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2014-07-07 08:27:42

KENNEWICK, Wash., July 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Advanced Medical Isotope Corporation ("AMIC") (OTCBB: ADMD), a late stage development company engaged primarily in the development of brachytherapy devices and medical isotopes for diagnostic and therapeutic applications, today announced that Battelle, has acquired approximately 11% of AMIC's outstanding Common Stock. Battelle is a leading international science and technology enterprise that explores emerging areas of science and develops...

2014-06-17 08:36:18

DDN SFA12K Offers 10X More Storage in Less Than 1/10TH of the Data Center Space SANTA CLARA, Calif., June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130223/MM65263LOGO News Facts -- To help the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) reduce dependence on foreign oil and accelerate discoveries to preserve the environment, the Environmental Molecular Science Laboratory (EMSL), a national scientific user facility located at Pacific Northwest National...

Whales Hear Us More Than We Realize
2014-05-02 03:56:58

Tom Rickey, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Killer whales and other marine mammals likely hear sonar signals more than we've known. That's because commercially available sonar systems, which are designed to create signals beyond the range of hearing of such animals, also emit signals known to be within their hearing range, scientists have discovered. The sound is likely very soft and audible only when the animals are within a few hundred meters of the source, say the authors...

2014-04-16 16:11:31

Lithium-sulfur batteries last longer with nanomaterial-packed cathode Electric vehicles could travel farther and more renewable energy could be stored with lithium-sulfur batteries that use a unique powdery nanomaterial. Researchers added the powder, a kind of nanomaterial called a metal organic framework, to the battery's cathode to capture problematic polysulfides that usually cause lithium-sulfur batteries to fail after a few charges. A paper describing the material and its...

Exploring Ways To Protect Fish From Barotrauma
2014-04-16 15:35:48

Tom Rickey, PNNL Fish-friendly hydropower is the goal of international team Think of the pressure change you feel when an elevator zips you up multiple floors in a tall building. Imagine how you'd feel if that elevator carried you all the way up to the top of Mt. Everest — in the blink of an eye. That's similar to what many fish experience when they travel through the turbulent waters near a dam. For some, the change in pressure is simply too big, too fast, and they die or are...

2014-02-27 12:32:10

New Evolucia Aimed Optics(TM) Cobra Head and Night Watchman Luminaires Deliver the Most Light to the Target Area Using the Least Amount of Energy SARASOTA, Fla., Feb. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Evolucia Inc. (OTCBB & OTCQB: ILED) announced on February 3, 2014 that it had been awarded Patent No. 8,635,049 for a "Light unit with light output pattern synthesized from multiple light sources." This patent allows Evolucia the proprietary rights to exclusively design, engineer and...

Salmon Numbers Tripled By Changes In Dam Operations
2014-02-26 09:00:32

[ Watch the Video: Dewatering Can Spell Disaster For Salmon ] Tom Rickey, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory RICHLAND, Wash. – By adjusting water discharges in ways designed to boost salmon productivity, officials at a dam in central Washington were able to more than triple the numbers of juvenile salmon downstream of the dam over a 30-year period, according to a study published Feb. 25 in the Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. "This is one of the most...

2014-01-27 12:20:14

LOWELL, Mass., Jan. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- WattJoule Corporation, a developer of next-generation flow battery energy storage systems, has entered into an intellectual property licensing agreement with Battelle. This agreement enables the full commercialization of patent pending, flow battery electrolyte technology developed over the last several years by the research team at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL). The research was funded by the Department of Energy's Office...

2014-01-16 14:34:09

Novel biological mechanism relays electrons in proteins in mineral-breathing bacteria important for energy-related research Researchers simulating how certain bacteria run electrical current through tiny molecular wires have discovered a secret Nature uses for electron travel. The results are key to understanding how the bacteria do chemistry in the ground, and will help researchers use them in microbial fuel cells, batteries, or for turning waste into electricity. Within the bacteria's...

Hybrid Anode May Extend Range Of Electric Cars
2014-01-10 10:39:24

DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory New anode quadruples life of lithium-sulfur battery, could also help store renewable energy more cheaply It's known that electric vehicles could travel longer distances before needing to charge and more renewable energy could be saved for a rainy day if lithium-sulfur batteries can just overcome a few technical hurdles. Now, a novel design for a critical part of the battery has been shown to significantly extend the technology's lifespan,...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.