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SEPTEMBER 17, 2020
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In a new review, PNNL researchers outline how to convert stranded biomass to sustainable fuel using electrochemical reduction reactions in mini-refineries powered by renewable energy.
SEPTEMBER 1, 2020
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### Exploring Oxidative Pathways in Nuclear Fuel

An international team used PNNL microscopy to answer questions about how uranium dioxide—used in nuclear power plants—might behave in long-term storage.
AUGUST 26, 2020
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### Natural Radiation Can Interfere with Quantum Computers

Radiation from natural sources in the environment can limit the performance of superconducting quantum bits, known as qubits. The discovery has implications for quantum computing and for the search for dark matter.
AUGUST 26, 2020
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### PNNL to Contribute Expertise to Three National Quantum Information Science Research Centers

A cadre of physical scientists, engineers and computing experts at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory is poised to participate in the launch of three new DOE Office of Science-sponsored quantum information science research centers.
AUGUST 25, 2020
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### Extreme Chemistry of Nuclear Wastes

The PNNL-led IDREAM Energy Frontier Research Center is exploring complex chemical phenomena to enable innovations in radioactive waste processing.
AUGUST 13, 2020
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### A Shining Example of Nature Leading the Way

Earth-abundant metals could potentially rival platinum-group metals as catalysts in chemical reactions, according to an article published in the Aug. 14 journal Science. But more research is needed.
JULY 31, 2020
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### Fat-Based Molecules are Key to Zika Virus Infection

Researchers from PNNL have helped colleagues at OHSU identify lipid molecules required for Zika infection in human cells. The specific lipids involved could also be a clue to why the virus primarily infects brain tissue.
JULY 30, 2020
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### On the Surface, Dominant Facets Get More Action

PNNL atomic-scale research shows how certain metal oxide catalysts behave during alkanol dehydration, an important class of oxygen-removal reactions for biomass conversion.
JULY 28, 2020
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### PNNL’s Vapor Detection Technology Named GeekWire’s ‘Innovation of the Year’

A technology that can quickly detect explosive vapors, deadly chemicals and illicit drugs with unparalleled accuracy has been named the 2020 Innovation of the Year by GeekWire, the Seattle-based technology news company.
JULY 21, 2020
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### A Remarkable Rate of Return with Catalytic Bias

A multi-institution research team found how the protein environment surrounding some enzymes can alter the direction of a cellular reaction, as well as its rate—up to six orders of magnitude—in a phenomenon referred to as catalytic bias.
JUNE 29, 2020
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### Iron Chemistry Yields Surprisingly Effective Catalyst

New technique galvanizes iron-based nanoparticles to create an exceptional catalyst. PNNL researchers describe a new technique that produces metal nanoparticles supported on solid iron oxide, in one step, at near room temperature.
JUNE 25, 2020
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### Mapping the Molecular Health Benefits of Exercise

Researchers from 25 institutions around the country, including PNNL, are working to find out how exercise changes the molecular makeup of our cells to generate health benefits.
JUNE 9, 2020
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### PNNL Waives Fee to Test-Drive Portfolio of Intellectual Property

To help spur economic development and assist in the battle against COVID-19, PNNL is making available its entire portfolio of patented technologies on a research trial basis—at no cost—through the end of 2020.
JUNE 9, 2020
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