Profile

Cover photo
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)
379,608 followers|23,963,969 views
AboutPostsCollectionsPhotosVideos

Stream

 
The latest edition of Transformations is out! A publication of PNNL’s Institute for Integrated Catalysis, you’ll find stories about aviation biofuels, nickel catalysts, how fundamental catalysis enabling a zero-carbon-footprint future … and more. Read the latest edition (and subscribe!) at http://goo.gl/OYZ2wo.
4
1
Add a comment...
 
COOL SCIENCE! Do tiny microorganisms, invisible to the naked eye, impact human health and the environment on a grand scale? Microbial Scientist Janet Jansson describes how she studies complex microbiomes in soil and the human intestine to understand changes in the composition or function of microbes. In the soil, they impact the degradation of pollutants and plant health. In humans, microbiomes are responsible for digestion and protection from pathogens. How cool is that!
11
3
Add a comment...
 
Today, PNNL hosted leadership from +Eastern Washington University. During the visit, the EWU team toured Laboratory facilities and learned about PNNL’s science mission.
7
3
Add a comment...
 
COOL SCIENCE! How can clouds influence whether a policymaker should build a new power plant in a specific location? Listen as internationally recognized Climate Scientist Ruby Leung describes her novel methods for simulating mountain clouds and precipitation in climate models, among other things. Her research arms decision makers with important data on global climate science. How cool is that! http://goo.gl/HTGNOf
25
3
Add a comment...
 
The search for signs of ancient life on Mars has come to PNNL, where an expert on rock chemistry and microbial signatures is part of a team that is investigating whether there has ever been life on the red planet. Read more at http://goo.gl/DUuRj2.
7
4
angel belas's profile photo
 
MARIUANA LIFEEee? HHHHAAAAAAAAAAAA?
Add a comment...
 
COOL SCIENCE! Did you know 80 percent of all man-made materials—from plastics to pharmaceuticals—are made using catalysts? PNNL’s Senior Physical Chemist Johannes Lercher shares how he develops catalysts that can make fuels from feedstocks and store electrical energy in chemical bonds. How cool is that! http://goo.gl/kYfU5Z
7
4
Lee C's profile photo
Lee C
 
Very cool
Add a comment...
 
It's the worst short story ever written: “On a dark and stormy night … the end.” The real story – the context, the tension and the motivations – are missing. That’s what it feels like for scientists reading the reaction that uses a cobalt catalyst to produce hydrogen. Scientists at PNNL’s Center for Molecular Electrocatalysis wanted to know the rest of the story … and they found out what happened between the first page and the last. Read the full story at http://goo.gl/UZcxN9.
4
3
Add a comment...
 
Have you signed up for PNNL Currents? Our next edition comes out soon ... Subscribe today at http://goo.gl/xXweZz.
4
1
Add a comment...
 
COOL SCIENCE! Could there really have been seeds of gravitational material matter present early in the universe around which all of the galaxies and stars formed? Particle Physicist John Orrell—and others at PNNL—are searching for dark matter. If discovered, it will change our understanding of how the universe was formed. How cool is that!
23
5
nisha khan's profile photoangel belas's profile photo
2 comments
 
+nisha khan HHHHHHHHAAAAAAAAAA?????????
Add a comment...
 
Materials science is about understanding how different materials are made, how they change and how they can be used. Research in this area leads to new materials for countless applications that impact our daily lives and benefit society. At PNNL, researchers are working to understand the principles that govern how materials are formed, also known as materials synthesis. With this knowledge, scientists can make all kinds of new materials for a variety of uses. Learn more in PNNL Director Steven Ashby’s monthly column at https://goo.gl/CnlnxD.
13
4
Dan Charley Dela cruz's profile photoBenjamin Joseph Bruner's profile photo
2 comments
 
And in that material world are spirits
Add a comment...
 
Have you signed up for PNNL Currents? Our next edition comes out soon ... Subscribe today at http://goo.gl/xXweZz.
9
1
Add a comment...
 
Better understanding of wind's variability will have a huge impact on operation of the electric grid. If wind were a steady, constant stream, wind energy production would be a snap. Trapping its capricious nature requires complex calculations and expert engineering. Predicting wind power requires additional twists and turns. In recent research, scientists focused on understanding the variability in forecast wind speed and wind power. The findings showed that wind power could range from 20 to 100 percent of the rated power during select time periods. Read more at http://goo.gl/8Irjit.
5
3
Add a comment...
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)'s Collections
Story
Tagline
Discovery in Action
Introduction

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.

Mission

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
Contact Information
Contact info
Phone
1-888-375-PNNL (7665)
Email
Address
902 Battelle Boulevard Richland WA 99352