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Video captures bubble-blowing battery in action

(DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory) PNNL researchers have 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.

Weekender: Eugene is Portland’s cooler little brother?

For seekers of gourmet street food, an unstoppable flow of craft beer and a heady dose of weirdness in the Pacific Northwest, the best destination is not be as obvious as it might seem. People are so friendly that there’s an area named...Show More Summary

PACIFIC NORTHWEST BALLET PRESENTS ITS 2016-2017 Season Encore Performance

10 hours agoDance / Ballet : Ballet News

Celebrating the careers of principal dancers Batkhurel Bold and Carrie Imler.   Performance to include works by Balanchine, Millepied, Tharp, Stowell, and Wheeldon, plus the premiere of a new work by... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Activist spotlight: Sasha Medlen with the Olympia chapter in the PNW!

Meet Sasha Medlen with the Surfrider Foundation Olympia Chapter in the Pacific Northwest!

3 small energy firms to collaborate with PNNL

(DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory) Pacific Northwest National Laboratory is collaborating with three small businesses to address technical challenges concerning hydrogen for fuel cell cars, bio-coal and nanomaterial manufacturing.

Why Portland Needs All-Women Art Spaces | #50StatesofArt

Killjoy Collective in Portland, OR is a feminist alternative gallery space giving a platform to women and women-identifying artists in the Pacific Northwest and beyond.

Incubus Goes Back to High School on Their New Album, 8

It’s no exaggeration to claim that the lion’s share of major ’90s rock music came from the West Coast. The grunge-infested scrublands of the Pacific Northwest have been well-charted by historians, but then again, California, more diffuse and various, was rock’s true epicenter at the end of history. As rock ... More »

Changing the game

(DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory) High performance computing researcher Shuaiwen Leon Song asked if hardware called 3-D stacked memory could do something it was never designed to do -- help render 3-D graphics.

Researchers unlock hardware's hidden talent for rendering 3D graphics for science—and video games

When Shuaiwen Leon Song boots up Doom 3 and Half-life 2, he does so in the name of science. Song studies high performance computing at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, with the goal of making computers smaller, faster and more energy efficient. Show More Summary

PACIFIC NORTHWEST BALLET presents BEYOND BALLET

6 days agoDance / Ballet : Ballet News

7:00 pm, Wednesday, May 3, 2017 The Phelps Center 301 Mercer Street at Seattle Center Seattle, WA 98109   On Wednesday, May 3, 2017, Pacific Northwest Ballet (PNB) will host BEYOND BALLET, a... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Researchers pinpoint why satellites and ground-based instruments agree on some, not all cloud characteristics

It depends on the point of view. That's what researchers from Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and their colleagues found when they looked into why satellite and ground-based cloud measurements sometimes disagree. Now, researchers have used co-located measurements to test how well the two kinds of measurements agree. Show More Summary

Timber Industry Wins Round Against Spotted Owl

Although it may ruffle the feathers of environmentalists, a federal appeals court ruled in favor of the timber industry and against the spotted owl in the Pacific Northwest. The U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia said a lumber association has standing to sue the U.S.......

Bigfoot Sightings

With many programs based in the Pacific Northwest, we occasionally get questions about the elusive Sasquatch, or Bigfoot. The first and most common question is, "do you believe in bigfoot?"The near universal answer amongst the guide staff is, no. Show More Summary

Mountain clouds—from rain makers to snow makers

Mountains challenge skiers, climbers, and road builders. But when it comes to clouds, they offer an assist. Researchers from Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and Colorado State University found that mountainous, water-ice (a.k.a. Show More Summary

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

(DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory) Silky chocolate, a better medical drug, or solar panels all require the same thing: just the right crystals making up the material. Now, scientists trying to understand the paths crystals take as they form have been able to influence that path by modifying the starting ingredient.

The unamanned ArcticShark takes to the skies for atmospheric data

A new window on the Arctic region is opening up, thanks to scientists at the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and several other DOE laboratories.

One Simple Innovation Helps Many Women with the Family Planning They Need

A small non-profit has come up with a simple idea that can help women prepare for healthy babies—or prevent pregnancies. In contrast with Europe and Canada, Pacific Northwest communities face an epidemic of surprise pregnancies. Northwest women say that almost half of their pregnancies are mistimed or unwanted. Show More Summary

Magnitude 5.7 quake strikes northwest of Vanuatu: USGS

SYDNEY (Reuters) - An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.7 struck northwest of the South Pacific island nation of Vanuatu on Monday, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said.

Oysters Are Being Recalled Over Norovirus Concerns

If you were planning on hitting the oyster bar tonight, you may want to postpone that trip for a bit, especially if you are in the Pacific Northwest. Due to “reports of norovirus-like illnesses in people who report eating raw oysters from several areas in Washington and elsewhere,” the state of Washington has issued a… Read more...

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