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Spinach Used in Neutron Studies Could Unearth Secret to Stronger Plant Growth

Researchers from Uppsala University are using neutrons to study RuBisCO, an abundant enzyme essential to life on earth. They hope to determine how plants and other organisms use this enzyme to catalyze a reaction called carbon fixation that converts...
18-Apr-2018 11:40 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Custom-Designed Alloy Enhances Nuclear Safety

A team led by researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory has developed a safer cladding for nuclear fuel rods.
13-Apr-2018 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Story Tips from the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, April 2018

Story tips: ORNL-led team cultivated a novel oral microbe in adults with periodontitis; ORNL partnered with FCA US and Nemak to develop a new cast aluminum alloy for engine cylinder heads, which could lead to better fuel efficiency; ORNL studies...
2-Apr-2018 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Exceptionally Efficient Extraction May Improve Management of Nuclear Fuel

A team at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory has designed and synthesized a selective molecular trap that can separate the minor actinide element americium from a mixture of americium and the lanthanide elements.
28-Mar-2018 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Putting Quantum Scientists in the Driver’s Seat

An interdisciplinary, interdepartmental group of scientists at ORNL conducted fundamental physics studies at the nanoscale to support development of experimental platforms that will control dissipation in quantum systems and materials.
27-Mar-2018 2:40 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Underground Neutrino Experiment Sets the Stage for Deep Discovery About Matter

Collaborators of the MAJORANA DEMONSTRATOR have shown they can shield a sensitive, scalable 44-kilogram germanium detector array from background radioactivity. This accomplishment is critical to developing and proposing a much larger future...
26-Mar-2018 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Neutrons Help Demystify Multiferroic Materials

Using neutrons at ORNL, researchers identified a multiferroic material that exhibits a rare combination of magnetic and electrical properties. Studying these dual characteristics could lead to significant advances in information storage and power...
19-Mar-2018 11:50 AM EDT Add to Favorites


ORNL Researchers Design Novel Method for Energy-Efficient Deep Neural Networks

Researchers at DOE’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) have developed a novel method for more efficiently training large numbers of networks capable of solving complex science problems. Specifically, Mohammed Alawad, Hong-Jun Yoon, and Gina...
14-Mar-2018 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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National lab tech to help locate people & power outages during Hurricane Irma; helps prep for Jose & Katia

1-Sep-2017 2:05 PM EDT


The Pressure Is on

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

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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