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Story Tips From the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, December 2016

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Almeria Analytics adds a capability with ORNL technology; Wireless sensor network provides insight into population density, movement; New ORNL technology quickly detects cracks in walls, roofs; ORNL motor boasts 75 percent power gain over competing...
7-Dec-2016 11:15 AM EST Add to Favorites

New Study of Water-Saving Plants Advances Efforts to Develop Drought-Resistant Crops

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As part of an effort to develop drought-resistant food and bioenergy crops, scientists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have uncovered the genetic and metabolic mechanisms that allow certain plants to conserve water and...
5-Dec-2016 11:30 AM EST Add to Favorites

'Tennessine' Acknowledges State Institutions' Roles in Element's Discovery

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The recently discovered element 117 has been officially named "tennessine" in recognition of Tennessee’s contributions to its discovery, including the efforts of the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory and its Tennessee...
30-Nov-2016 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Seven ORNL Researchers Elected AAAS Fellows

Seven researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have been elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
22-Nov-2016 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Supercomputer Simulations Help Develop New Approach to Fight Antibiotic Resistance

Supercomputer simulations at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have played a key role in discovering a new class of drug candidates that hold promise to combat antibiotic resistance. In a study led by the University of...
17-Nov-2016 1:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

World-Leading HPC Centers Partner to Form Accelerated Computing Institute

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Leaders in hybrid accelerated high-performance computing in the United States, Japan, and Switzerland have signed a memorandum of understanding establishing an international institute dedicated to common goals, the sharing of HPC expertise, and...
10-Nov-2016 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Two ORNL Researchers Elected Fellows of American Nuclear Society

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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. Alan S. Icenhour and Jess C. Gehin were recognized for their outstanding scientific and technical leadership...
10-Nov-2016 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Accelerating Cancer Research with Deep Learning

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Using the Titan supercomputer at the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility, a DOE Office of Science User Facility located at ORNL, Tourassi’s team applied deep learning to extract useful information from cancer pathology reports, a foundational...
9-Nov-2016 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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The Pressure Is on

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Researchers with Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s (ORNL’s) Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) have developed technology to squeeze materials with a million times the pressure of the earth’s atmosphere while studying them with neutrons. When they...
13-Aug-2015 11:05 AM EDT

Yonath Discusses Visualizing Ribosomes and Antibiotic Resistance

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Ada Yonath, a pioneer in using crystallographic techniques to visualize ribosome structure, was the most recent Eugene P. Wigner Distinguished Lecturer at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Her work continues to contribute to...
12-Feb-2015 10:00 AM EST

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