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PNNL researchers designed and deployed wind-measuring buoys off the coast of New Jersey and Virginia. Both are equipped with the latest in meteorological and oceanographic equipment to measure and understand the power-producing potential of off-shore winds. Read more at http://goo.gl/KbGPRj.
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February is Black History Month. We are fortunate to have so many African-Americans impact scientific discovery. Over the two weeks, we’ll share just a few of these stories courtesy of The Biography Channel, which developed a compelling series of profiles and videos. Today, we take a look at the life and work of Mae C. Jemison, who in 1992, became the first African-American woman in space. Get the full story at http://goo.gl/298vDe.

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With a vision of developing and deploying lightweight materials twice as fast, at a fraction of the cost, PNNL will manage the newly formed Lightweight Materials National Lab Consortium. “LightMAT” is a network of nine Department of Energy national labs that will work with industry and provide access to resources, expertise and equipment only found at national laboratories. Learn more at http://goo.gl/RlDEjN.
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Improving the nation’s electric grid using real data: Say you have a great new theory or technology to improve the nation's energy backbone — the electric grid. Wouldn't it be great to test it against a model complete with details that would tell you how your ideas would work in real life? Rising to this challenge, researchers are building realistic, open-access power grid datasets that will benefit industry and academia. Learn more about this $3 million research effort at http://goo.gl/d1uWYW.
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PNNL will have planned network maintenance Saturday, Feb. 6 from 6 am to midnight Pacific Time. All websites & applications will be down during this time. Thank you for your patience.
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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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A great opportunity to learn more about submitting a proposal with the Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory at PNNL! Can't be here in person? Watch live on Periscope.
 
If you’re interested in submitting a proposal or learning more about EMSL’s FY 2017 Science Theme Research call, Don Baer will be giving a presentation on EMSL’s Science Themes and focused topics and how to write a successful proposal. He will also discuss proposal opportunities and EMSL’s review process and criteria. A question and answer session will follow Don’s presentation.
 
This seminar will be broadcast through Periscope, a live video streaming Twitter app. Periscope allows viewers to text questions and comments during the broadcast.
 
To watch the broadcast presentation live, follow us @EMSLscience on Twitter. Just before the broadcast at noon on Feb. 12, we will tweet the Periscope link.

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While there are differing views on the impacts of fracking, a group of PNNL researchers were recently recognized for making the process ‘greener’ by developing a non-toxic, stimuli-responsive hydraulic fracturing fluid. Congratulations to the PNNL team for winning the 2015 Global Award by the Institution of Chemical Engineers. This IChemE video goes into more detail - http://youtu.be/JPwuDoAIVH0. And read more about the technology at http://goo.gl/bCJeHq.
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A substance derived from Pacific jellyfish is giving scientists a better view of cellular functions. Green fluorescent proteins (GFPs) are vital markers for monitoring processes in living cells, such as in cancer research, where GFP-labeled cells model how cancer spreads to organs. When added to viruses and proteins, GFPs bring their life and function into view. Now, by combining experiment, computation, and theory, scientists at PNNL and Louisiana State University have discovered new insights about GFP behavior. These insights may lead to new ways to exploit this key monitor of biological processes. Learn more about this exciting research at http://goo.gl/cROMWA.
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A newly published PNNL report describes seven paradigm shifts that have proven useful for electrical grid architecture work. Chief among these is the need to view the grid as a network of structures for maximum visibility across the system. Learn more and download the full report at http://goo.gl/kgpOZF.
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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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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