The Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory is the recipient of seven awards, selected by R&D Magazine, as part of the top 100 innovative scientific breakthroughs of the year. The magazine announced the winning technologies at its annual R&D 100 Awards ceremony, held Nov. 17 in Orlando, Fla.
The R&D 100 Awards have served as the most prestigious innovations awards program in research and development for the past 55 years, honoring pioneers in science and technology. One of the awards went to SerialTap – a cybersecurity tool designed to protect industrial control systems, such as those used in power grids.
This year's awards bring PNNL's total to 107 since the awards' inception in 1969. The technologies which received awards are listed below. Read the original press release to learn more about each one.
- Gunfire sensor – Acoustic Gunshot Detector
- Cool air from waste heat – MARCool
- Lighter care materials unite – Friction Stir Scribe
- Tiny fractions of chemicals identified – IRcell
- Cybersecurity for industrial control systems – SerialTap
- Speed reading biological samples for better health – SLIM
- Model CO2 storage – NRAP Toolset