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Pollution particles spur more mountain snow

High concentrations of tiny pollution particles can invigorate cloud formation and boost snowfall on mountains, according to a new study.

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Changing the game

High performance computing researcher Shuaiwen Leon Song asked if hardware called 3D stacked memory could do something it was never designed to do — help render 3D graphics.

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Physicists bring together detector and accelerator to explore "new physics" beyond the Standard Model

To study some of the tiniest particles in the universe, an international band of physicists is building a massive instrument to look for signs of particles predicted to be fundamental to the workings of the universe.

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Plutonium signatures discovery capability launched at PNNL

A new capability at PNNL will be able to replicate how nations process plutonium. Researchers will process small amounts of plutonium which they will analyze, using nuclear forensics techniques, to discover signatures.

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Tweaking a molecule's structure can send it down a different path to crystallization

Scientists trying to understand the paths crystals take as they form have been able to influence that path, revealing insights that could lead to better control of drug development, energy technologies. And food.

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The ArcticShark takes to the skies for atmospheric data

A new window on the Arctic region is opening up, thanks to a new unmanned aerial system that has taken to the skies.

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Advantage: Water

When water comes in for a landing on the common catalyst titanium oxide, it splits into hydroxyls just under half the time. Water's oxygen and hydrogen atoms shift back and forth between existing as water or hydroxyls, and water has the slightest advantage, like the score in a highly competitive tennis game.

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From moo to goo: Cooperating microbes convert methane to alternative fuel source

PNNL scientists have developed a system to convert methane into an energy-rich substance that can be used as the basis for biofuels and even feed for cows that create the gas in the first place.

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PNNL researcher receives post-doctoral award

Bo Peng, a Linus Pauling Fellow and molecular sciences researcher at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, was recognized at the Sanibel Symposium with the Löwdin Postdoctoral Associate Award.

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