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AUGUST 3, 2020
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Projecting the Future Trade of Virtual Water

An analysis led by PNNL scientists projects that the volume of virtual water embedded in the global agriculture trade could triple by 2100. The results point to regions that might become global food suppliers or dependent on food imports.
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.
JULY 14, 2020
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Turning the Tides

Their consistency and predictability makes tidal energy attractive, not only as a source of electricity but, potentially, as a mechanism to provide reliability and resilience to regional or local power grids.
APRIL 21, 2020
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Beneath It All

At PNNL, subsurface science inhabits two separate but interlocking worlds. One looks at basic science, the other at applied science and engineering. Both are funded by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).
MARCH 12, 2020
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Tracking Toxics in the Salish Sea

With the help of a diagnostic tool called the Salish Sea Model, researchers found that toxic contaminant hotspots in the Puget Sound are tied to localized lack of water circulation and cumulative effects from multiple sources.
JANUARY 21, 2020
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Forensic Proteomics: Beyond DNA Profiling

A new book by PNNL biochemist Erick Merkley details forensic proteomics, a technique that directly analyzes proteins in unknown samples, in pursuit of making proteomics a widespread forensic method when DNA is missing or ambiguous.