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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

Scientists Create New Thin Material That Mimics Cell Membranes


Materials scientists have created a new material that performs like a cell membrane found in nature. Such a material has long been sought for applications as varied as water purification and drug delivery. The material can assemble itself into a...
19-Jul-2016 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

"Dream Team" Chosen to Study Basic Science of Nuclear Waste


PNNL's "Dream Team" has been selected to lead one of four new Energy Frontier Research Centers to accelerate scientific breakthroughs needed to support the Department of Energy's cleanup mission.
19-Jul-2016 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

New Tool Calculates Emissions Impacts, Energy Benefits From Smart Grid Investments


A free, web-based tool developed at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory estimates the emissions impacts associated for companies considering adopting various smart grid technologies.
15-Jul-2016 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Ovarian Cancer Study Provides Painstaking Look at Inner Workings of Tumors

Scientists have examined the collections of proteins in the tumors of 169 ovarian cancer patients to identify critical proteins present in their tumors. The achievement illustrates the power of combining genomic and proteomic data – an approach...
23-Jun-2016 2:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

PNNL's Richard Moss to Help Guide New Phase of US National Climate Assessment


Today the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration opened a new chapter of the National Climate Assessment by announcing the appointment of new members to the Advisory Committee for the Sustained National Climate Assessment. Chairing this...
29-Jun-2016 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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