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ORNL-Developed Building Efficiency Software Now Available


A set of automated calibration techniques for tuning residential and commercial building energy efficiency software models to match measured data is now available as an open source code. The Autotune code is available on GitHub.
2-Sep-2015 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Story Tips From the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory September 2015

ORNL lamp simulates sun in tests for NASA; ORNL model examines diabetes progression; Hybrid lubricant holds great promise for engine efficiency; ORNL, partners score success with wireless charging demo; New software helps in design of quantum...
1-Sep-2015 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

ORNL Chemical Sampling Interface Features Simplicity, Speed

In mere seconds, a system can identify and characterize a solid or liquid sample.
26-Aug-2015 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

DOE Event Marks Beginning of Landmark Ecosystem Experiment

Scientists are getting a glimpse of the future with a large-scale experiment designed to answer questions about how carbon-rich peatlands will respond to projected warming of the climate and increases in atmospheric carbon dioxide. SPRUCE, which...
26-Aug-2015 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Carbon Number Crunching


A booming economy and population led China to emerge in 2006 as the global leader in fossil-fuel carbon emissions, a distinction it still maintains. But exactly how much carbon China releases has been a topic of debate, with recent estimates varying...
20-Aug-2015 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Code Speedup Strengthens Researchers’ Grasp of Neutrons


A team led by James Vary of Iowa State University simulated clusters of neutrons called “neutron drops” to understand their properties better. The ab initio calculations, or calculations based on fundamental forces and principles, were performed...
18-Aug-2015 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Viral Comparisons


An Oak Ridge National Laboratory team of comparative genomics and computational science researchers compared approximately 4,000 complete virus genomes downloaded from a public database known as GenBank. By compressing the sequence files, the team...
18-Aug-2015 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

BESC Creates Microbe That Bolsters Isobutanol Production


Another barrier to commercially viable biofuels from sources other than corn has fallen with the engineering of a microbe that improves isobutanol yields by a factor of 10.
14-Aug-2015 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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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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