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Sugar Hitches a Ride on Organic Sea Spray


Hitching a ride on fatty molecules, a "sticky" strategy shields sugary molecules from their soluble nature, and may explain the discrepancies between models and actual measurements of sea spray aerosol composition.
23-Aug-2016 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Transformations: Basic Catalysis Enabling Zero-Carbon-Footprint Future, Scale-up of Aviation Biofuels, Five Cents about Nickel Catalysts


The August 2016 issue of the Institute for Integrated Catalysis' Transformations highlights in catalysis.
22-Aug-2016 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

PNNL Helping Make Hydropower Cheaper, More Fish-Friendly

Helping fish migrate past dams could cost a fraction of conventional fish ladders with the help of PNNL’s upcoming study of Whooshh Innovations’ so-called Salmon Cannon.
19-Aug-2016 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Local Wind Powering More U.S. Companies

.American companies are increasingly making their own power – and sales – with wind turbines located near the factories and buildings that consume the power they make, concludes PNNL’s 2015 Distributed Wind Market Report.
17-Aug-2016 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Nature and the Nurture of Aerosols


Led by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, scientists conducted a collaborative study that answered foundational questions about how nature influences the composition of aerosols. The team's findings could help avoid unintended consequences in...
12-Aug-2016 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Teasing Out the Microbiome of the Kansas Prairie


PNNL scientists have untangled a soil metagenome – all the genetic material recovered from a sample of soil – more fully than ever before, reconstructing portions of the genomes of 129 species of microbes. While it’s only a tiny proportion of...
28-Jul-2016 8:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Get Growing


While relentless bright light brings many forms of cyanobacteria to their knees – figuratively, of course – Synechococcus sp. PCC 7002 does the opposite, thriving and growing at a rate that far outpaces most of its peers. Now researchers know...
27-Jul-2016 11:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Battery500 Consortium to Spark EV Innovations


The PNNL-led Battery500 consortium aims to significantly improve upon the batteries that power today’s electric vehicles by nearly tripling the specific energy in lithium batteries.
27-Jul-2016 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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