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5-Apr-2004
On the front lines of biodefense
The Laboratory's pathogen bioinformatics group is developing ways to rapidly identify microbes that could pose a threat to the nation's citizens, livestock, and crops.

Contact: Thomas Slezak
slezak1@llnl.gov
925-422-5746
DOE/Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

22-Mar-2004
DOE scientists sample the skies
This summer, scientists from the DOE's Argonne National Laboratory, Brookhaven National Laboratory, and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory will be participating in the International Consortium for Atmospheric Research on Transport and Transformation (ICART2) experiment, an effort to understand how pollutants from the Northeastern U.S. affect climate and air quality as they spread over the North Atlantic Ocean.

Contact: Jeff Sherwood
jeff.sherwood@hq.doe.gov
202-586-5806
DOE/US Department of Energy

15-Mar-2004
Markowitz tapped for Joint Genome Institute Chief Informatics Officer
The U.S. Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute (JGI) today (March 15) announced that Victor M. Markowitz, D.Sc., has been appointed to the newly created position of Chief Informatics Officer.

Contact: David E. Gilbert
degilbert@lbl.gov
925-296-5643
DOE/Joint Genome Institute

3-Mar-2004
Just say 'no' to adenovirus
Description of research on adenovirus at Brookhaven National Laboratory suggesting that nitric oxide might work as an antiviral agent.

Contact: Karen McNulty Walsh
kmcnulty@bnl.gov
631-344-8350
DOE/Brookhaven National Laboratory

18-Feb-2004
Spectral library sheds light on chemicals
A chemical's "John Hancock" can give it away. Just as a person's signature is unique and a sure way to weed out imposters and arrive at the truth, a chemical's spectral signature is a trustworthy form of identification. And such revealing information is becoming ever more vital in a world where detection of toxic substances could save lives and the environment.

Contact: PNNL Webmaster
webmaster@pnl.gov
DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

18-Feb-2004
N4 links regional nanoscience and nanotechnology efforts
The Northwest Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Network--or N4--is magnifying communication about nano-related research in the Pacific Northwest region.

Contact: PNNL Webmaster
webmaster@pnl.gov
DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

18-Feb-2004
PNNL and NASA team on fuel cell research
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and the NASA Glenn Research Center will collaborate in solving one of the toughest technical challenges to the development of advanced solid oxide fuel cells (SOFC). The two research organizations have signed a Space Act Agreement to team on the development of sealing technologies for the stacks of SOFCs.

Contact: PNNL Webmaster
webmaster@pnl.gov
DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

18-Feb-2004
A genetic sleight-of-wing
Ecologists have come to rely on a tiny fly called the midge as an environmental sentinel--an entomological canary-in-a-coal-mine for rivers. They have learned that a variety of midge species thrive in healthy streams, whereas in polluted water, like that near a lead mine, midge species can dwindle to nothing. So by skimming the skins that pupating midges shed as they enter adulthood, ecologists can attain a cheap snapshot of a stream's living conditions.

Contact: PNNL Webmaster
webmaster@pnl.gov
DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

18-Feb-2004
Linking environmental issues leads to expanded views
Dr. Marburger sets out a formidable challenge--one that requires fundamental change in the purpose and scope of environmental science. Cleanup isn't enough; we must take a far more proactive view of environmental issues, one that considers the intricate network of ramifications that decisions, missions and activities have on each other and the environment.

Contact: PNNL Webmaster
webmaster@pnl.gov
DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

18-Feb-2004
Cleaning up energy production
Scientists at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory are playing a lead role on a combined Department of Energy and industry effort to build a 275-megawatt coal-fired plant that will gasify coal to produce electricity and hydrogen. In that gasification process, carbon dioxide would be captured and sequestered.

Contact: PNNL Webmaster
webmaster@pnl.gov
DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

18-Feb-2004
Energy moves in new directions
Meeting our needs with cleaner, more efficient energy is absolutely critical to our quality of life. It helps provide for the continued prosperity of the United States as well as helping raise the standard of living in the rest of the world. Energy is important to global and national security and is at the core of DOE's mission.

Contact: PNNL Webmaster
webmaster@pnl.gov
DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

18-Feb-2004
Bringing data to light
Being able to find the "needle" of information in a "haystack" of millions of words is a capability with many beneficial uses, particularly to secure the homeland. For more than three decades, scientists at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have developed an array of information visualization tools to help find that crucial needle in the haystack.

Contact: PNNL Webmaster
webmaster@pnl.gov
DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

18-Feb-2004
Systems biologists—modern-day Lewis and Clark
I compare PNNL's work with biological systems to the work of explorers--and settlers. We are like the explorers who set out to discover distant places, paving the way for the pioneers who settled them. In traditional biology, we have almost finished cataloging the different parts of living organisms and now we want to integrate what we know. We're ready to build the infrastructure we need to settle certain biological areas.

Contact: PNNL Webmaster
webmaster@pnl.gov
DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

17-Feb-2004
Science and technology on the front line against terrorism
Winning the war on terrorism and securing the homeland will require innovative science and technology solutions. Pacific Northwest National Laboratory is in an excellent position to develop science and technology for strengthening America's ability to defend itself against terrorism.

Contact: PNNL Webmaster
webmaster@pnl.gov
DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

17-Feb-2004
Advances bring new zest to biological research
The late U.S. President Herbert Hoover once remarked, "New discoveries in science...will continue to create a thousand new frontiers for those who would still adventure." Though we have witnessed significant advances in science and technology, there is much to discover. Each new understanding prompts new questions and challenges.

Contact: PNNL Webmaster
webmaster@pnl.gov
DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

17-Feb-2004
One person's garbage is another's power
The Marine Sciences Laboratory in Sequim, Wash., has turned to the garbage dump to power its operations. One hundred percent of MSL's electrical energy needs now are supplied by "green power" provided by methane gas from a sanitary waste landfill. Green power refers to environmentally preferred power, generated by resources regarded as having certain environmental benefits--such as wind, solar and geothermal.

Contact: PNNL Webmaster
webmaster@pnl.gov
DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

17-Feb-2004
PNNL wins record grant for proteomics center
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory has won a five-year, $10.2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to support a center for basic research in proteomics. This is the largest NIH award in PNNL's 38-year history.

Contact: PNNL Webmaster
webmaster@pnl.gov
DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

1-Dec-2003
X-rays reveal the structure of proteins
Biologists are using the newest biological detective devices to determine the structures of proteins and provide insight into the details of life from cell communication to gene activation.

Contact: Elelyn Brown
eabrown@anl.gov
DOE/Argonne National Laboratory

1-Dec-2003
Parallel computers 'evolutionize' research
A major research trend is harnessing advanced computers to complement theory and experiment. Advanced computing allows scientists to conduct experiments that could not otherwise be done, to test possible experiments before investing the time and money to physically carry them out, and to create models of complex phenomena.

Contact: David Baurac
baurac@anl.gov
DOE/Argonne National Laboratory

1-Dec-2003
Brookhaven develops science-based solutions to national homeland-security issues
From safeguarding fissile materials to developing technology for detection of nuclear weapons, dirty bombs, toxic chemicals, biological pathogens, and conventional explosives, Brookhaven's homeland-security initiatives are focused on protecting the New York metropolitan area and our nation from future terrorist attacks.

Contact: Joseph Indusi
indusi@bnl.gov
631-344-2975
DOE/Brookhaven National Laboratory

18-Nov-2003
Finding DNA gold in a genetic desert
Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the Joint Genome Institute have discovered the existence of DNA sequences--located in genetic "deserts"--that regulate gene activation over very long distances. Previously, sequences in these deserts were thought to be of no value and were thus largely unexplored. Results of this research are reported in the October 17, 2003, issue of the journal Science.

Contact: Lynn Yarris
lcyarris@lbl.gov
510-486-5375
DOE/US Department of Energy

12-Nov-2003
Military extends 'protect and defend' motto to the ecosystem
Experts in hydrology, soils, remote sensing and wildlife habitat analysis from Pacific Northwest National Laboratory are developing technologies that will help the U.S. Army's Yakima Training Center assess how military training exercises impact the site's arid ecosystem and make decisions about land use. The YTC is located in Washington state.

Contact: PNNL Webmaster
webmaster@pnl.gov
DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

12-Nov-2003
Science, technology and America's military in the 21st century
PNNL capabilities are supporting the armed forces in a time of change.

Contact: PNNL Webmaster
webmaster@pnl.gov
DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

4-Nov-2003
Researchers help county balance water and growth equation
Population growth in a city or county often is a sign of health--a positive reflection of a region's economic, social, environmental and other "quality of life" features. But for many municipalities, maintaining a healthy balance between regional growth and natural resource management is increasingly difficult.

Contact: PNNL Webmaster
webmaster@pnl.gov
DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

4-Nov-2003
PNNL focuses on the hydrogen economy
It appears the hydrogen economy is coming, and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory will be helping to fuel it.

Contact: PNNL Webmaster
webmaster@pnl.gov
DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

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