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22-Mar-2007
An ounce of prevention
When you think about it, Americans go to great lengths to be healthy these days. This generation is far more knowledgeable about the benefits of a healthy lifestyle than generations past. In addition to paying attention to diet and exercise, many regularly take precautions to avoid illness and disease. Today, taking vitamin supplements, eating foods rich in antioxidants and applying sunscreen are almost as commonplace as brushing teeth in the morning. After all, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

Contact: Lisa Teske
lisa.teske@pnl.gov
509-372-6850
DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

22-Mar-2007
Carbon capture made easy
Gasification plants may be one of the keys to a hydrogen economy, if capture and sequestration of carbon dioxide (CO2) becomes technically and economically feasible. These plants would transform fossil fuel feedstock, including coal, biomass and municipal wastes, into clean-burning hydrogen gas where the only byproduct is water.

Contact: Lisa Teske
lisa.teske@pnl.gov
509-372-6850
DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

22-Mar-2007
Balancing oil and environment... responsibly
As the price of oil continues to fluctuate unpredictably and nears the brink of depletion, pursuing unconventional oil supplies, such as oil shale, oil sands, heavy oils, and oils from biomass and coal, has become increasingly attractive. Of particular significance to the American way is that our continent has significant quantities of these resources.

Contact: Lisa Teske
lisa.teske@pnl.gov
509-372-6850
DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

22-Mar-2007
Biomarkers -- Transforming human health and the environment
You've seen it in the news headlines: Anthrax discovered in the mail… SARs outbreak… Norovirus outbreak… Potential for an avian flu pandemic looms… Obesity and diabetes threaten Americans' health… Demand for water on the rise, while water quality falls. What do they have in common?

Contact: Lisa Teske
lisa.teske@pnl.gov
509-372-6850
DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

22-Mar-2007
Digging into dirt -- Subsurface science at PNNL
Imagine drinking water that has dripped through the sponge you've just used to clean the breakfast dishes. This is happening around the world. Rain and snow pass through soil polluted with pesticides, poisonous metals and radionuclides into the underground streams that supply rivers, lakes and drinking water.

Contact: Lisa Teske
lisa.teske@pnl.gov
509-372-6850
DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

21-Mar-2007
Newly discovered plague proteins could help fight bioterrorism and disease
The Black Death, the great pestilence, bubonic plague -- familiar names for a disease documented since antiquity that has at times caused epidemics throughout the world, most notably during the Middle Ages when it wiped out roughly one-third of Europe’s population.

Contact: Lisa Teske
lisa.teske@pnl.gov
509-372-6850
DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

21-Mar-2007
From Russia with love
Ensuring that hydrogen-burning engines are explosion-proof is one of the barriers to establishing a hydrogen economy. A tiny Russian-designed hydrogen sensor that can quickly detect and warn of a gas leak may be one of the technologies to help catapult the world into the hydrogen age.

Contact: Lisa Teske
lisa.teske@pnl.gov
509-372-6850
DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

16-Mar-2007
Forecasting future water supplies leaves stakeholders soaked in uncertainties
Apple orchards, vineyards, hydroelectric power, municipal water supplies, and salmon runs all depend on the same oversubscribed resource -- water. Even in the snowy Northwest, water is a finite resource with an infinite number of competing demands.

Contact: Lisa Teske
lisa.teske@pnl.gov
509-372-6850
DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

9-Mar-2007
PNNL receives national safety award
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory has been recognized as one of America's Safest Companies as featured in Occupational Hazards magazine's November 2006 issue. Each year, the honor is given to a group of companies that demonstrate their management-supported safety processes, involvement from staff and innovative solutions to safety challenges.

Contact: Lisa Teske
lisa.teske@pnl.gov
509-375-6850
DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

8-Mar-2007
NREL scientists win Dan David Prize in future category
Two scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory have been named Dan David Prize Laureates for 2007.

Contact: George Douglas
george_douglas@nrel.gov
303-275-4096
DOE/National Renewable Energy Laboratory

19-Jan-2007
United States-Japan cooperation on energy security
The United States and Japan enjoy strong energy cooperation through the International Energy Agency (IEA), the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Energy Working Group, the Asia-Pacific Partnership on Clean Development and Climate (APP), and the International Energy Forum.

Contact: Craig Stevens
202-586-4940
DOE/US Department of Energy

19-Jan-2007
SNS completion highlights year of ORNL achievements
Creation of the first neutrons at the Spallation Neutron Source was one of many high points in a year filled with milestone achievements at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

Contact: Mike Bradley
bradleymk@ornl.gov
865-576-9553
DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory

4-Dec-2006
PNNL introduces savvy new information tool
The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory has a new Web site that offers a vast array of information, both relevant and easy to access. Paired with Google search technology, the site is highly visible and provides unencumbered avenues to information on PNNL science and technology and their applications.

Contact: Lisa Teske
lisa.teske@pnl.gov
509-372-6850
DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

1-Dec-2006
Nuclear energy and the 21st century
The world is entering a period of renewed interest and growth in nuclear energy, driven by rising oil prices, growing demand for electricity, new passively safe plant designs, and low emissions of greenhouse gases, which some governments need to meet Kyoto Protocol standards. The Kyoto Protocol assigns mandatory targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions to signatory nations.

Contact: Lisa Teske
lisa.teske@pnl.gov
509-372-6850
DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

1-Dec-2006
PNNL's building sciences -- From concept to commercialization
The Department of Energy has a new vision for residential and commercial buildings in the United States -- net-zero energy buildings that will produce as much energy as they consume.

Contact: Lisa Teske
lisa.teske@pnl.gov
509-372-6850
DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

1-Dec-2006
Operations center is the real deal
Grid operators who spend their days managing a piece of the nation's electric grid could walk into the Electricity Infrastructure Operations Center (EIOC) at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and feel right at home.

Contact: Lisa Teske
lisa.teske@pnl.gov
509-372-6850
DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

1-Dec-2006
A closer look at the Northwest hydro system
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory brought together public and private utilities, technology vendors and research institutions from across the Northwest to gather insight into challenges and opportunities for the region's power grid.

Contact: Lisa Teske
lisa.teske@pnl.gov
509-372-6850
DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

29-Nov-2006
Moving grid operations from minutes to seconds
In the last century, the electric power grid has grown from a system that served one square mile in New York into a highlycomplex interconnected system that serves all of North America. Initially, individual local systems would connect to each other to share resources and increase reliability.

Contact: Lisa Teske
lisa.teske@pnl.gov
509-372-6850
DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

29-Nov-2006
Coal: An energy bridge to the future
For years, coal drove the transportation business in this country, and it may be poised for a comeback. A hundred years ago, steam engines burned tons of coal as they pulled trains across the country. Now researchers are looking at converting that coal to liquid fuel to fill our gas tanks and move cars and trucks.

Contact: Lisa Teske
lisa.teske@pnl.gov
509-372-6850
DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

29-Nov-2006
PNNL positioned to meet nation's energy challenges
Innovative science and technological advances will play a key role in solving the energy challenges facing the United States, and PNNL stands ready to help.

Contact: Lisa Teske
lisa.teske@pnl.gov
509-372-6850
DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

20-Nov-2006
Fuel cell prototypes exceed expectations
Fuel prices continue to rise. However, one solution -- fuel cells -- is gaining on that problem. The Solid State Energy Conversion Alliance (SECA) has achieved the first of a threepart goal: developing solid oxide fuel cell systems that reduce fuel cell production costs by a factor of ten.

Contact: Lisa Teske
lisa.teske@pnl.gov
509-372-6850
DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

17-Nov-2006
Technology improves food processing quality
Researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have developed an ultrasonic technology that could tell food manufacturers if foreign objects have fallen into their product long before it reaches the consumer.

Contact: Lisa Teske
lisa.teske@pnl.gov
509-372-6850
DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

17-Nov-2006
ScalaBLAST solves problems in record time
Scientists are dedicated to making discoveries that influence our world, but making these discoveries takes time. It took Albert Einstein 16 years to express his general theory of relativity. Benjamin Franklin was first introduced to electricity experiments on a trip to Boston in 1746, but his famous lightning rod experiment didn't occur until six years later -- and he knocked himself unconscious more than once in the process.

Contact: Lisa Teske
lisa.teske@pnl.gov
509-372-6850
DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

17-Nov-2006
Uniform nano-clusters signal improved catalysts
A new model system of nanostructures has been synthesized and could lead to control of chemical transformations critical for enhancing the nation's energy future.

Contact: Lisa Teske
lisa.teske@pnl.gov
509-372-6850
DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

17-Nov-2006
Structural safety gets boost from new technology
An acoustic inspection technology developed at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory may help users in the oil, gas and other industries decide if a metal structure can withstand normal operation. Using a newly developed ultrasonic measurement technology, PNNL researcher Paul Panetta and his team can rapidly locate and characterize suspected damage associated with strained metal, which current technologies cannot do.

Contact: Lisa Teke
lisa.teske@pnl.gov
509-372-6850
DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

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