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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.

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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.

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