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Alloys, Materials, 3D printing, Welding, Electrolyte, Mass Spectrometry, Aluminum, additive manufacturing

ORNL Wins Nine R&D 100 Awards

Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have received nine R&D 100 Awards in recognition of their significant advancements in science and technology.

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Neutrons, Photosynthesis, Cyanobacteria, phycobilisomes, High Flux Isotope Reactor

Cyanobacterial Studies Examine Cellular Structure During Nitrogen Starvation

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Researchers from Washington University in St. Louis and ORNL are using neutrons to study what happens when cyanobacteria cell samples are starved for nitrogen. They are especially interested in how this process affects phycobilisomes, large antenna protein complexes in the cells that harvest light for photosynthesis.

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chlorite dismutase, Biochemistry, Bioremediation

Neutrons Probe Oxygen-Generating Enzyme for a Greener Approach to Clean Water

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An international researcher team used neutron analysis at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, x-ray crystallography and other techniques to study chlorite dismutase, an enzyme that breaks down the environmental pollutant chlorite into harmless byproducts. The results shed light on the catalytic process and open possibilities for bioremediation.

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Computing, High Performace Computing

INCITE Grants of 5.95 Billion Hours Awarded to 55 Computational Research Projects

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science announced 55 projects with high potential for accelerating discovery through its Innovative and Novel Computational Impact on Theory and Experiment (INCITE) program. The projects will share 5.95 billion core-hours on three of America’s most powerful supercomputers dedicated to capability-limited open science and support a broad range of large-scale research campaigns from infectious disease treatment to next-generation materials development.

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antibiotic resisistance, Drug Development, Neutrons, Bacterial Infection

Resisting the Resistance: Neutrons Search for Clues to Combat Bacterial Threats

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Researchers from ORNL’s Neutron Sciences Directorate are conducting a series of experiments to better understand how resistant bacteria use enzymes called beta-lactamases to break down the beta-lactam class of antibiotics.

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Catalyst, Hydride, cerium, Plastics, Hydrocarbons, Neutrons, Spallation Neutron Source, Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences, FUEL, catalytic converter

Neutron Spectroscopy Reveals Common ‘Oxygen Sponge’ Catalyst Soaks Up Hydrogen Too

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Scientists at Oak Ridge National Laboratory and their collaborators discovered that a workhorse catalyst of vehicle exhaust systems—an “oxygen sponge” that can soak up oxygen from air and store it for later use in oxidation reactions—may also be a “hydrogen sponge.”

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Emergency & disaster management, Deep Learning, High Performace Computing, neutron analysis, Hydrogen bonding liquid, 2D materials, Propane refrigerant, graphene nanoribbons, air conditioners, Global Warming

Story Tips from the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, November 2017

ORNL story tips, November 2017: Fast-learning computing technique supports hurricane damage assessments; neutrons unlock liquid flow mystery; “puckering” 2D material creates tunable energy gap; window air conditioning prototype allows safe use of propane refrigerant; graphene nanoribbons become semiconductors through precise electrical contacts.

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Actinide, Fission, Uranium, fuel cycle, Separations, Waste Treatment, nuclear processes, molten salts, light water reactor, radiation damage

ORNL’s DelCul, Wirth Named American Nuclear Society Fellows

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Two researchers from the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have been elected fellows of the American Nuclear Society, a professional society that promotes the advancement and awareness of nuclear science and technology.

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Artificial Intelligence, Data-driven healthcare, biomedical data, Medical Imaging, Cancer Diagnosis, cancer management, neutron analysis, Isotope reactor, Rare Earth Magnets, Commercial motors

Tourassi Named Top Scientist at ORNL’s Annual Awards Night

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Georgia Tourassi of Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Computing and Computational Sciences Directorate has received the ORNL Director’s Award for Outstanding Individual Accomplishment in Science and Technology.

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Oak Ridge National Laboratory, urban dynamics, Sensor Networks, Urban Development

ORNL, City of Oak Ridge Partner on Sensor Project to Capture Trends in Cities

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Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory are partnering with the city of Oak Ridge, Tennessee, to develop UrbanSense, a comprehensive sensor network and real-time visualization platform that helps cities evaluate trends in urban activity. The platform collects open-source population, traffic and environmental data in cities and delivers real-time dynamics to users via an online dashboard.







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