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Anyone who has ever found a great bargain at a garage sale knows the truth to the old adage about one man's trash being another man's treasure. A special report in this issue of Breakthroughs illustrates how innovation at the U.S. Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory is turning waste and byproducts such as potato vines and paper mill sludge into valuable products for industry and medicine.

Breakthroughs is published by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, a U.S. Department of Energy multiprogram national laboratory operated by Battelle.

As the new editor of Breakthroughs, and a new member of Pacific Northwest's staff, working on this issue has been a real learning experience for me. From the perspective of a recent outsider, what I found most remarkable is the laboratory's wide variety of capabilities and expertise and how applicable they are to the world in which we live. We've tried to capture some of that impressive diversity in this issue.

From helping communities save money with energy-efficient buildings to mounting tracking devices on honeybees to locate landmines, the knowledge and technologies developed at Pacific Northwest are more than scientific breakthroughs. These pages highlight solutions and opportunities from the newest developments to technologies already available commercially and many at stages in between.

If you'd like to know more about any of these articles or Pacific Northwest, please contact us. We'll answer your questions or put you in touch with the person responsible for business development in your area of interest.

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