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15-Jun-2007
On thin icege/gi
Thin clouds high in the upper troposphere, like cirrus clouds, may have a significant influence on Earth's climate and enhance the "greenhouse effect" by absorbing more of the sun's radiation than they take in. Unknown is how ice crystals in these clouds absorb and reflect radiant energy and enhance the amount of radiant energy emitted toward the earth's surface.

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

15-Jun-2007
Iron nanoparticles could lead to more effectives carbon tetrachloride cleanup
Researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, the University of Minnesota and Oregon Health and Science University discovered that not all iron nanoparticles are created equal. Some, in fact, may be especially useful for cleaning up groundwater contaminated with carbon tetrachloride.Bi%3A1181862272

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

14-Jun-2007
Taming the hairy mushroom
Fungi (yeasts, molds and mushrooms) have gotten a bad rap over the years. They have been blamed for infecting food crops and represent some of the most universal and costly pathogens known to man -- both of which overshadow the important contributions fungi make, such as providing critical agricultural nutrients and compounds for antibiotics.

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

11-May-2007
An ancient bathtub ring of mammoth fossils
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory geologists have put out a call for teeth tusks, femurs and any and all other parts of extinct mammoths left by massive Ice Age floods in southeastern Washington.

Contact: Bill Cannon
cannon@pnl.gov
509-375-3732
DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

22-Mar-2007
Sailing for science
When most people think of an ocean cruise, they think of buffets and relaxing in deck chairs. For Pacific Northwest National Laboratory researcher Philip Long, an expedition cruise aboard the Joint Oceanography Institutes Deep Earth Sampling (JOIDES) Resolution research vessel meant 12-hour workdays examining ocean floor core samples for methane hydrate.

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

22-Mar-2007
Data-intensive computing key to predictive science
The ability to protect the nation from terrorist attacks, discover the hidden secrets of genes and monitor and control the electrical power grid requires the ability to process and analyze massive amounts of data and information in real time.

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

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

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