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Designer proteins form wires and lattices on mineral surface

This research is a fundamental discovery of how to engineer proteins onto non-biological surfaces. Artificial proteins engineered from scratch have been assembled into nanorod arrays, designer filaments and honeycomb lattices on the surface of mica,...
6-Jul-2019 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Caltech’s Castañeda Named Director of Human Resources at PNNL

April Castañeda, a senior executive with 20 years of experience leading human resources programs at Caltech and NASA’s Jet propulsion Laboratory, has been named director of Human Resources at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
8-Jul-2019 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Scientists show how one cause of weak enamel unfolds on the molecular level

Scientists have shown how a tiny flaw in a protein results in damaged enamel that is prone to decay in people with a condition known as amelogenesis imperfecta. Such patients don’t develop enamel correctly because of a single amino acid defect in...
25-Jun-2019 1:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

A New Manufacturing Process for Aluminum Alloys

Using a novel Solid Phase Processing approach, a research team at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory eliminated several steps that are required during conventional extrusion processing of aluminum alloy powders, while also achieving a significant...
18-Jun-2019 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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How Cryptocurrency Discussions Spread

PNNL's Dr. Svitlana Volkova and her the team analyzed three years worth of discussions on Reddit from January 2015 to January 2018 measuring the speed and scale of discussion spread related to Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Monero cryptocurrencies.
10-Jun-2019 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Scientists Catalog How Colon Cancer Unfolds in the Body

Scientists have taken one of the most in-depth looks ever at the riot of protein activity that underlies colon cancer and have identified potential new molecular targets to try to stop the disease.
26-Apr-2019 6:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Researchers Tap Rare Pristine Air to Reveal Pollution’s Impact

Human-caused pollution spurs the production of climate-changing particles known as secondary organic aerosols much more than previously thought. Researchers made the finding by analyzing air samples that were captured aboard a research aircraft as...
2-Apr-2019 12:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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New AI approach bridges the ‘slim-data gap’ that can stymie deep learning approaches

Scientists have developed a deep neural network that sidesteps a problem that has bedeviled efforts to apply artificial intelligence to tackle complex chemistry – a shortage of precisely labeled chemical data.
25-Feb-2019 10:00 PM EST Add to Favorites


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