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Unmanned aircraft flies Mid-Columbia now, Arctic next

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory pilots are testing the new ArcticShark unmanned aerial vehicle, which will be used to collect atmospheric data in the Arctic for ARM climate science research. It’s at the Pendleton UAS Range, where it is flying with manned aircraft in controlled airspace.

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PNNL mini microscope takes off, from Finley to Africa

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Richland has been honored for making plans for inexpensive microphones that can be used with smartphones widely available. The microscopes, made on 3-D printers, can be used by students, first responders and those curious about the objects around them.

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PNNL helps Hanford cleanup

Cleaning up Hanford is no easy task: it is one of the world’s largest and most complex environmental remediation projects. The nation’s top engineering firms are on the job and the Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory is helping.

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PNNL explained in congressional letter to Trump

The Washington state congressional delegation stands ready to help advance policies of President Donald Trump that support Pacific Northwest National Laboratory based in Richland, U.S. senators and representatives said in a letter sent Thursday.

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Microbes in flux

Microbes are more in flux in patients with inflammatory bowel disease than their healthy counterparts, sometimes changing dramatically. The finding helps physicians and scientists understand Crohn’s disease and related conditions more fully.

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PNNL begins plans for new Richland research lab

The Department of Energy laboratory has received initial approval for what is being called the Energy Sciences Capability Project at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Richland, Wash. The new building -- with an estimated initial cost of $90 million -- would be used for fundamental research in chemistry and material science.

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PNNL in Richland detecting nuclear explosions around the world

Our national security depends on developing better ways to detect nuclear explosions with increased sensitivity. At the Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, researchers are advancing the science and technologies to meet this challenge. They work with colleagues around the world to deploy technologies to ensure that we can detect and characterize suspicious events.

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PNNL calendar finds the beauty in science

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Richland has released a free, downloadable calendar for 2017 featuring images created as a byproduct of its research into some of the nation’s most challenging scientific problems.

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PNNL shares the gift of innovation

It has been said that invention is the process of turning money into ideas and innovation is the process of turning ideas into money. At the Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, we do both. Our scientists and engineers find it rewarding to make discoveries and develop technologies — as well as see them turned into useful products.

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Battelle gets high marks at PNNL, $11.75 million

Battelle has received another strong report card, earning the contractor $11.75 million for its work in fiscal 2016 to operate Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Richland for the Department of Energy. It received six As and two Bs on its annual scorecard.

Videos

Snowflake melts under PNNL's mini microscope

A smartphone microscope created using Pacific Northwest National Laboratory plans captures the structure of a snowflake and then watches it melt.
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Snowflake melts under PNNL's mini microscope 0:07

Snowflake melts under PNNL's mini microscope

Microbes in flux 1:19

Microbes in flux

From the toilet to the tank – biofuels from sewage 1:00

From the toilet to the tank – biofuels from sewage

Carbon dioxide tucked into basalt converts to rock 2:33

Carbon dioxide tucked into basalt converts to rock