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Story Tips From the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory May 2016

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ORNL's GLIDES features advanced energy storage technology; Old tires get new life in sodium-ion batteries; Silicon carbide shows promise for reactor fuel, core structures; ORNL, Boeing collaboration delivers impressive results
3-May-2016 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

ORNL Researchers Discover New State of Water Molecule

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Neutron scattering and computational modeling have revealed unique and unexpected behavior of water molecules under extreme confinement that is unmatched by any known gas, liquid or solid states.
22-Apr-2016 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Stellar Idea

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This profile of an early career physicist highlights her research in developing new gas jet targets for use in next-generation nuclear physics experiments.
21-Apr-2016 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Advances in Extracting Uranium From Seawater Announced in Special Issue

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The oceans hold more than four billion tons of uranium—enough to meet global energy needs for the next 10,000 years if only we could capture the element from seawater to fuel nuclear power plants. Major advances in this area have been published.
21-Apr-2016 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

ORNL Forges Connections for Sturgeon Conservation

Scientists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory are taking a closer look at how sturgeon, a prehistoric—and now imperiled—group of fish species may better be helped to get around the dams that block their migrations.
18-Apr-2016 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

‘Odd Couple’ Monolayer Semiconductors Align to Advance Optoelectronics

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In a study led by Oak Ridge National Laboratory, scientists synthesized a stack of atomically thin monolayers of two lattice-mismatched semiconductors and created an atomically thin solar cell.
14-Apr-2016 2:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

DOE Expands Program to JUMP-Start New Building Technologies

Four Department of Energy national laboratories are joining Oak Ridge National Laboratory to expand an online crowdsourcing community for building technologies called JUMP, which bridges the gap between cutting-edge ideas and the marketplace.
14-Apr-2016 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

ORNL Hosts Southeast Bioenergy Meeting, Study Tour

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Researchers and others interested in establishing a sustainable bioeconomy in the U.S. are taking part in a five-day study tour led by the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
11-Apr-2016 1:05 PM EDT 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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