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  • THURSDAY, MARCH 3, 2016, 8:15 A.M.

    PNNL collaborating on world’s newest atom smasher

    A new atom smasher with the potential to help physicists explain some of the mysteries of the universe has circulated beams for the first time.

  • WEDNESDAY, JULY 9, 2014

    Avista testing batteries that store wind, solar energy

    Avista Corp. will use a $3.2 million state grant to test how effectively large batteries store energy from wind, solar and other renewable sources. The three-year demonstration will occur at …

  • FRIDAY, SEPT. 13, 2013, 8:01 A.M.

    Face recognition video test at Kennewick arena

    KENNEWICK — Face recognition technology will be tested at a hockey game next week at an arena in Kennewick.

  • WEDNESDAY, AUG. 14, 2013, 5:27 P.M.

    Blackouts less likely thanks to new technology

    Reflecting on the 10th anniversary of the largest energy blackout in the United States, two Washington state power system experts said major improvements to the power grid make that type …

  • THURSDAY, JUNE 20, 2013

    Tests being developed to aid ricin, toxin investigations

    As federal prosecutors build a case against a Spokane man charged with sending ricin-laced letters to the president, the CIA, a federal judge and Fairchild Air Force Base, one of …

  • FRIDAY, APRIL 26, 2013

    Drone test site could come to Washington

    Washington is vying to become one of six test sites for unmanned aircraft called drones. A proposal by a dozen Washington groups calls for the test site to be headquartered …

  • SUNDAY, APRIL 3, 2011

    PNNL offers technology sale to help companies

    The Department of Energy is having a sale on technologies developed at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and other national laboratories. Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced a program this week that …

  • SUNDAY, NOV. 21, 2010

    PNNL’s charger unit a smart buyer

    RICHLAND – It’s like a personal shopper for electricity. Pacific Northwest National Laboratory has developed smart technology for electric cars that might someday automatically recharge the car when power loads …

  • SUNDAY, AUG. 22, 2010

    Largest in U.S., Pacific Northwest smart grid gets funding

    RICHLAND, Wash. – The check has arrived to pay for the main work phase on the largest and most comprehensive project in the nation to demonstrate how the electric grid …

  • MONDAY, FEB. 1, 2010, 9:10 A.M.

    Swarm of small quakes in past year under Hanford

    In the past year about 2,000 small quakes have rattled an area under the Hanford nuclear reservation.

  • WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25, 2009

    Northwest lab makes list for stimulus funds

    RICHLAND – Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in southeast Washington expects to receive $124 million in federal stimulus money. Much of the money will be used to buy scientific equipment for …

  • TUESDAY, OCT. 30, 2007

    Ending lab’s use permit a bad idea

    The U.S. Department of Energy wants to take some of the Pacific Northwest out of the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. If successful, as many as 400 Tri-Cities jobs and $76 …



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