Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Hugging hemes help electrons hop

(Phys.org) —Researchers simulating how certain bacteria run electrical current through tiny molecular wires have discovered a secret Nature uses for electron travel. The results are key to understanding ...

Jan 15, 2014
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Soil bacterium causes biofuel breakdown

(Phys.org) —Biofuels made from plant materials—also known as lignocellulosic biofuels—have promise as a source of sustainable alternative fuels thanks to soil bacterium known as Enterobacter lignolyticus ...

Jan 13, 2014
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Building a structure for efficiency

Researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, working with partners at the China Academy of Building Research (CABR), analyzed current and future building energy use in rural China and developed an ...

Jan 10, 2014
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Scientists improve detection of Arctic clouds

(Phys.org) —Thin Arctic clouds can no longer hide, thanks to scientists at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Atmospheric data gathered by skyward pointing instruments can be "contaminated" by clouds ...

Jan 07, 2014
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Batteries as they are meant to be seen

Researchers have developed a way to microscopically view battery electrodes while they are bathed in wet electrolytes, mimicking realistic conditions inside actual batteries. While life sciences researchers ...

Dec 26, 2013
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