The University of Washington and PNNL launched a joint institute, the Northwest Institute for Materials Physics, Chemistry and Technology (NW IMPACT), that will focus on new materials to power discoveries and advancements that will transform energy, telecommunications, medicine, information technology and other fields.
The Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and the University of Washington announced the creation a joint research project that seeks to make advancements in materials science affecting energy, telecommunication, medicine, information technology and other fields.
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.
An imaging technology that enables researchers — for the first time — to take four-dimensional views of the subsurface was selected as a 2016 R&D 100 Award winner. Known as E4D-RT: Real-time Four-Dimensional Subsurface Imaging, the technology combines geology, physics, mathematics and chemistry with supercomputer modeling to create four-dimensional images of what’s happening below the surface. The tool can be used for studying, among other things, waste and its movement underground. Listen as researcher Tim Johnson explains.
New research identifies critical proteins present in the tumors of women with ovarian cancer. Karin Rodland discusses the work led by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and Johns Hopkins researchers, working with collaborators across the nation.
From smartphones to electric cars to home energy storage devices, rechargeable batteries power our modern lives. But have you ever stopped to wonder what’s inside these devices that allow us to send emojis, drive around town and so much more?
Middle School students from the Yakama Nation Tribal School on the Yakama Resrevation near Toppenish spent Thursday at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory as part of the My Brother's Keeper initiative. During the visit the student's met with PNNL staff to discuss programs and careers in science, engineering, technology and mathematics. The My Brother's Keeper program was launched by the White House in 2014 to inspire disadvantaged youths to pursue education and careers in STEM fields, at least 10 national laboratories hosted the program this year.
Keith Freier, director for global security programs at PNNL, talks about how they are using Richland's George Prout Memorial Pool to test their security systems that are used to protect radioactive materials across the country.
Teacher Anna Davis explains about a science lesson on air pressure the kindergarten students are studying at St. Joseph's Catholic School in Kennewick. Volunteers from the local scientific community helped with the hands-on activity.
Here's what 100 community volunteers look like assembling 7,000 weekend food kits at 2nd Harvest in Pasco. The Bite2Go food bags are handed out each week to hungry elementary students around the Mid-Columbia.