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PNNL and LanzaTech team to make new jet fuel

Carbon-rich pollution converted to a jet fuel will power a commercial flight for the first time today. The Virgin Atlantic Airlines’ flight from Orlando to London using a Boeing 747 will usher in a new era for low-carbon aviation that has been...
2-Oct-2018 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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As Temperatures Rise, Earth’s Soil Is ‘Breathing’ More Heavily

The vast reservoir of carbon stored beneath our feet is entering Earth’s atmosphere at an increasing rate, according to a new study in the journal Nature. Blame microbes: When they chew on decaying leaves and dead plants, they convert a storehouse...
30-Jul-2018 1:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Enhanced Detection of Nuclear Events, Thanks to Deep Learning

Scientists at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory are exploring deep learning to interpret data related to national security, the environment, the cosmos, and breast cancer. In one project a deep neural network is interpreting data about nuclear...
21-Jun-2018 12:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Scientists isolate protein data from the tiniest of caches – single human cells

Scientists have captured the most information yet about proteins within a single human cell, giving scientists one of their clearest looks yet at the molecular happenings inside a human cell. The team detected on average more than 650 proteins in...
19-Jun-2018 12:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Seawater yields first grams of yellowcake

News Release SEQUIM, Wash. — For the first time, researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and LCW Supercritical Technologies have created five grams of yellowcake — a powdered form of uranium used to produce fuel for nuclear power...
13-Jun-2018 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

PNNL Technology Clears Way for Ethanol-Derived Jet Fuel

News Release RICHLAND, Wash. — ASTM International recently revised ASTM D7566 Annex A5 — the Standard Specification for Aviation Turbine Fuel Containing Synthesized Hydrocarbons — to add ethanol as an approved feedstock for producing...
11-Jun-2018 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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PNNL Successfully Vitrifies Three Gallons of Radioactive Tank Waste

News Release RICHLAND, Wash. — In a first-of-its-kind demonstration, researchers at the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have vitrified low-activity waste from underground storage tanks at Hanford, immobilizing the...
16-May-2018 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

PNNL Part of a New National Center for Near-Atomic Resolution of Biological Molecules

A collaboration between the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and Oregon Health & Science University has been chosen as a national center for a Nobel Prize-winning method of imaging, cryo-electron microscopy, that is revolutionizing structural...
15-May-2018 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


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