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PNNL Helps Lead National Microbiome Initiative

Scientists Janet Jansson and Ljiljana Paša-Tolić are part of a core group of scientists leading a national effort to understand communities of microorganisms and their role in climate science, food production and human health.
27-May-2016 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

How to Make a Battery in 7 Easy Steps

Learn how researchers assemble experimental batteries at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory's Advanced Battery Facility.
26-May-2016 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Catalyze It! Special Issue Highlights Drive for Discoveries at National Labs


At the national labs, scientists have clarified the principles underlying basic catalysis science and resolved issues for biofuels, emission control, fuel cells, and more; a special issue of ACS Catalysis features the work from 10 labs, including...
19-May-2016 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Thinning Out the Carbon Capture Viscosity Problem


Researchers have used computer modeling to design these liquid materials so that they retain a low viscosity after sponging up carbon dioxide, based on a surprise they found in their explorations. Although the chemists still have to test the...
17-May-2016 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Exploring Today’s Research on Tomorrow’s Battery

About 250 of the world’s leading energy storage experts will gather May 24-26 at the Nine Energy Storage Symposium: Beyond Lithium Ion, where they will discuss the latest battery technologies.
16-May-2016 6:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Platinum, Puddles, and Water's True Nature


Scientists made a "stop action movie" of tiny ice crystals melting and eventually wetting a platinum surface using a nanoscale technique they devised; the physics of wetting is crucial to making coatings for fibers or surfaces.
10-May-2016 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Three PNNL Scientists Receive DOE Early Career Research Awards


Three scientists at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have been selected to receive 2016 Early Career Research Program research grants from the U.S. Department of Energy.
5-May-2016 2:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

A Cleansing Rain Falls; A Soil-Filled Mist Arises

Scientists have found that rain triggers the release of a mist of particles from wet soils into the air, a finding with consequences for how scientists model our planet’s climate and future. The evidence comes in the form of tiny glassy spheres,...
28-Apr-2016 5:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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