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Captured carbon dioxide is chemically active in solution, reducing the energy used to take the first step in converting it to fuel. The findings of recent research show that carbon dioxide in solution behaves differently than its gaseous counterpart. In liquids, it is chemically reactive and concentrated, reducing the energy demands for the first steps in creating fuels. The bottom line: Keeping captured carbon dioxide in liquid makes it more reactive and easier to concentrate. Read more at https://goo.gl/SP7SX8.
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The buildings of today account for 40 percent of energy consumption and 38 percent of carbon dioxide emissions in the United States. The U.S. is improving the efficiency of buildings … but what if we could fast-forward 100 years? What would buildings be like then? For the answer, check out this PNNL-authored article and video at Energy.gov’s blog: http://goo.gl/wHU9Ee
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COOL SCIENCE! Senior Engineer Nora Wang is inventing systems to turn buildings from passive users of energy into active participants in the power system—making the buildings we work or live in “work” for us instead. How cool is that! http://goo.gl/c36xh9
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Have you signed up for PNNL Currents? Our next edition comes out soon ... Subscribe today at http://goo.gl/xXweZz.
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Senior Power Engineer Henry Huang leads PNNL’s initiative to develop technologies that will shape the future of the power grid—the largest and most complex machine ever made by humans. How cool is that! http://goo.gl/9Qm2ND
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Congratulations to PNNL’s Dr. Wendy Shaw. She was recently invited to join the Skeletal Biology Development and Disease Study Section, Center for Scientific Review, National Institutes of Health. Shaw is a leader in answering vital questions about the formation of biominerals, such as enamel and bone. Read more at https://goo.gl/xH7sIS.
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COOL SCIENCE! Chief Chemist Rich Hallen is fueling our nation’s ability to be less dependent on imported oil. He imagines ways to use plants and other biological organisms as cost-effective and clean alternatives for crude oil for aviation fuel, gasoline or diesel. How cool is that! http://goo.gl/OiKGMs
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Chemical is principle of the Universe and the survival of the human living. Without chemists, humankind can not survived today.
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PNNL research is featured in the recent C&E News cover story, “After Amerithrax: Biodefense in a Post-9/11 America.” Check it out at https://goo.gl/LHV890, and learn more about this area of research at https://goo.gl/W3Fk5v.
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In new research, scientists found that dust, sulfate and nitrate atmospheric particles crossing the Pacific from China make up a significant portion of the concentrations over rural Western United States … However, particles primarily from burning carbon-based fuels are home grown. Read more at https://goo.gl/vdQzZ9.
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An international team of scientists used genomic and proteomic analyses to study multiple types of fungi. Their research enhances understanding of the role of fungi in biogeochemical processes occurring in soil and could be used to engineer fungal enzymes for biofuel production and bioremediation efforts. Learn more at https://goo.gl/NHHQ5h.
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PNNL materials scientist and physicist James De Yoreo recently received the 2016 David Turnbull Lectureship. Presented by the Materials Research Society, this honor recognizes how De Yoreo's work has shaped the world's understanding of crystallization science. Read more at https://goo.gl/6VkGZJ.
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COOL SCIENCE! Cancer Biologist Karin Rodland sees a day when people no longer die from cancer. On this day, we will have ability to detect the deadly disease early, well before the tumors metastasize and spread. When masses are detected while still small and localized, they can be completely surgically removed. How cool is that! http://goo.gl/1J86gO
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Welcome to Pacific Northwest National Laboratory’s Google+ page where we share stories about how science is used to solve complex problems that result in positively impacting the nation and the world. This page is meant to provide a positive, engaging community where individuals interested in science can join conversations around basic research, the environment, energy and security—as well as PNNL and its innovations.

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A U.S. Department of Energy national laboratory, PNNL is located in Richland, Washington and employs more than 4,400. With an annual operating budget of nearly $1 billion, PNNL has been operated by Battelle since its inception in 1965. Over the years, the Lab’s discoveries have led to improving daily lives and include:

  • Making air travel safer

  • Ensuring lights turn on because of a more reliable electric grid

  • Enabling car engines to run cleaner and more efficiently

  • Securing U.S. ports of entry in the U.S. and around the globe.

You can learn more about PNNL at www.pnnl.gov/discoveryinaction
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