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Custom plane would call Pasco home, fly the world for research

The Department of Energy agrees with PNNL that a Gulfstream-1 research plane, based in Pasco and flying the world to collect atmospheric data, needs to be replaced.

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PNNL detecting and preventing the use of chemical weapons

Like detectives looking for clues, researchers at the Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have been working on ways to identify the “fingerprints” of potential chemical threats for nearly a decade. The ability to identify a particular agent and attribute its source is key to responding to and even preventing these threats.

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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.

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.
Rebecca Erikson/PNNL
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