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You can learn a lot from the green goop that thrives in ponds – including how to create a form of clean, alternative energy. PNNL researchers collected near-complete genomic information for microscopic microbes that comprise two diverse microbial communities in blue-green algae. Their research has resulted in the most complex communities to have their genomes detailed to date. They also studied how these diverse communities interact and coexist. This new understanding has important implications for how these communities could be used in the future as an energy source. Learn more at http://goo.gl/j41bme.
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Microbial strains engineered to produce a large amount of lipids hold tremendous promise for the production of biofuels and chemicals. Recent research sheds light on the underlying causes of microbial cell-to-cell variability in lipid production. The findings reveal how conditions within cells and in the surrounding environment interact to contribute to variability in lipid production. This could lead to engineered microbial strains for the production of important biofuels and chemicals. Read more at https://goo.gl/gBbWem.
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Groundhog Punxsutawney Phil made his prediction for the winter of 2016 ... Now see what PNNL's atmospheric scientists have to say!
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A wide variety of microbes thrive at high temperatures, such as those found in hot springs at Yellowstone National Park. Here, archaeal populations from the order Thermoproteales are especially abundant. None of these organisms have been isolated or sequenced, despite their importance in mediating biogeochemical cycles of sulfur, arsenic and carbon. To address this gap in knowledge, researchers from EMSL, Montana State University and University of Bayreuth recently isolated and sequenced Pyrobaculum yellowstonensis strain WP30 from Joseph’s Coat Hot Spring in Yellowstone and characterized this strain’s unique physiological attributes and metabolic capabilities. The results of this study provide an important foundation for developing an understanding the distribution and function of these microbial populations in high-temperature environments. Read more at https://goo.gl/gE4IA8.
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Scientists have made a "vitamin mimic" - a molecule that looks and acts just like a natural vitamin to bacteria - that offers a new window into the inner workings of living microbes. The research provides new understanding of the inner workings of living microbes that are crucial to the world's energy future, wielding great influence in the planet's carbon and nutrient cycle and serving as actors in the creation of new fuels. Read more at http://goo.gl/QvjVMr.
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Allison Campbell and Louis Terminello have been selected as Associate Laboratory Directors of two recently created fundamental science directorates at PNNL. Campbell, a chemist, will head the Earth and Biological Sciences Directorate, and Terminello, also a chemist, will head the Physical and Computational Sciences Directorate. Read more at http://goo.gl/KDRudc.
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Congratulations to James Stegen, a PNNL microbiologist and former Linus Pauling Distinguished Fellow. His paper, “Estimating and mapping ecological processes influencing microbial community assembly” (http://goo.gl/A6jq98) named one of the top 100 articles from 2015 by Frontiers, an academic publisher of peer-reviewed open access scientific journals. The paper was evaluated with more than 12,500 published articles to become one of the top articles with the most views and downloads within the first 30 days of publishing. Read more at http://goo.gl/bX4Qkh.
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The next edition of PNNL “Currents” is coming out soon. Subscribe today, and every six to eight weeks, you’ll receive a high-level view of scientific collaborations, opportunities for students, opportunities at scientific user facilities, and opportunities to partner with our research teams. Subscribe at http://goo.gl/CJSNf9. (we do not share our subscriber list.)
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For the first time over western North America, researchers used measurements from a recent large-area survey of observed soot in snow to understand the simulated amount and sources in snowpack. The study revealed that soot was more underrepresented in the simulated snowpack than in the atmosphere. Read more at http://goo.gl/S1MzrH.
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What about forest fires all across Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada, Idaho, Montana and Utah?
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New research significantly improves fundamental understanding of brown carbon chemistry in the atmosphere. The findings of the study – conducted by scientists from PNNL, the University of California, Irvine and the Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory at PNNL – could lead to more accurate predictions of the impact of brown carbon on climate. Learn more about this research at https://goo.gl/GxeaUT.
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The launch of Sputnik into space inspired Daniel DuBois to enter the world of science. For Morris Bullock, it was finding an environment where he was challenged and could work on important scientific problems. Many years later, they led the hydrogen catalysis team at PNNL in revolutionizing how scientists see the role of protons in turning electricity into hydrogen fuel. In 2015, the American Chemical Society recognized the team's discoveries with the ACS Catalysis Lectureship for the Advancement of Catalytic Science (http://goo.gl/hfjTl6). In recognition of the PNNL team’s accomplishments, DuBois and Bullock were interviewed by Chris Jones, ACS Catalysis Editor-in-Chief. Check it out at http://bit.ly/1IXo8Gs.
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At Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, scientists and engineers are transforming the world through scientific discovery and innovation.
Introduction
Who we are: PNNL is a U.S. Department of Energy National Laboratory where interdisciplinary teams of scientists and engineers address many of America’s most pressing challenges in energy, the environment, and national security through advances in basic and applied science.

Mission: "We transform the world through courageous discovery and innovation."

Description: PNNL’s main campus is in Richland, Wash., where the majority of the Laboratory’s 4,300 staff work under an annual operating budget of about $1 billion. PNNL science & technology is strategically focused on inspiring and enabling the world to live prosperously, safely, and securely.

PNNL is acknowledged as having 10 core capabilities, ranging from the basic to applied sciences. They are:
  • Chemical and molecular sciences
  • Chemical engineering
  • Biological systems science
  • Climate change science
  • Environmental subsurface science
  • Applied materials science and engineering
  • Applied nuclear science and technology
  • Advanced computer science, visualization, and data
  • Systems engineering and integration, and
  • Large-scale user facilities and advanced instrumentation 

Each capability is a powerful combination of:
  • World-class technical staff
  • State-of-the-art equipment, and
  • Mission-ready facilities