Stories with the tag: Fundamental Science
Microbes have a remarkable ability to adapt to the extreme conditions in fracking wells, even consuming some of the chemical ingredients commonly used in the fracking process.
Release Date: 10/24/2016
An enzyme called nitrogenase works each symmetrical half in turn to produce ammonia efficiently.
Release Date: 10/4/2016
PNNL’s self-powered fish-tracking tag uses a flexible strip containing piezoelectric materials to emit tiny beeps that are recorded by underwater receivers. The device is designed for long-living fish such as sturgeon, eels and lamprey.
Release Date: 9/26/2016
A PNNL-developed catalyst is being used by licensee LanzaTech to make biofuel for Virgin Atlantic Airlines.
Release Date: 9/14/2016
A PNNL expert on rock chemistry and microbial life is part of a team investigating whether there has ever been life on Mars.
Release Date: 8/31/2016
A material called mayenite can be turned from an insulator to a transparent conductor and back with a tiny change in its chemical composition. It turns out components called electron anions help to transform crystalline mayenite into semiconducting glass.
Release Date: 8/29/2016
Helping fish migrate past dams could cost a fraction of conventional fish ladders with the help of PNNL’s upcoming study of Whooshh Innovations' so-called Salmon Cannon.
Release Date: 8/18/2016
PNNL scientists untangled a soil metagenome – all the genetic material recovered from a sample of soil – more fully than ever before, reconstructing portions of the genomes of 129 species of microbes.
Release Date: 7/29/2016
PNNL researchers have uncovered the secret that enables Synechococcus 7002 to thrive under bright light: The organism, popular in research on biofuels and chemicals, triples in size to accommodate a rapid expansion of its cellular machinery.
Release Date: 7/28/2016
The PNNL-led Battery500 consortium aims to significantly improve upon the batteries that power today’s electric vehicles by almost tripling the specific energy in lithium batteries.
Release Date: 7/27/2016