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

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Batteries for grid, stationary uses get a boost with new technology; ORNL hosting neuromorphic computing workshop; ORNL part of team developing cleaner biomass cookstove; ORNL has key role in Critical Materials Institute work; Study of nanocrystal...
4-Feb-2016 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Hyperion Cyber Security Tech Receives Commercialization Award

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The commercial licensing of a cyber security technology developed at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory has been recognized by the Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer (FLC) as a top example of moving...
1-Feb-2016 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Cracking Cases

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A group of nuclear detectives at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory takes on tough challenges, from detecting illicit uranium using isotopic “fingerprints” to investigating Presidential assassination conspiracies.
25-Jan-2016 1:50 PM EST Add to Favorites

ORNL Supports New Projects to Develop Advanced Nuclear Technologies

Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory will support two new DOE-funded projects to explore, develop and demonstrate advanced nuclear reactor technologies.
21-Jan-2016 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

ORNL Researchers Use Neutrons to Gain Insight Into Battery Inefficiency

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Lithium ions are depleted as a battery charges and are also lost to the formation of a thin coating on a battery’s anode. ORNL researchers used powerful neutron science facilities to try to understand the dynamics behind this phenomenon.
19-Jan-2016 3:15 PM EST Add to Favorites

ORNL’s Thermal Cameras Snoop beneath Surfaces to Reveal Materials’ Secrets

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Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Ralph Dinwiddie uses infrared cameras to create heat maps of working materials that reveal their thermal properties and subsurface structure.
15-Jan-2016 2:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

BESC Study Seeks Nature’s Best Biocatalysts for Biofuel Production

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Researchers are looking beyond the usual suspects in the search for microbes that can efficiently break down inedible plant matter for conversion to biofuels. A new comparative study from the Oak Ridge National Laboratory-based center finds the...
14-Jan-2016 9:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

ORNL, SCIEX Sign License Agreement for Analytical Chemistry Tech

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OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Jan. 13, 2016 -- The Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory and SCIEX of Framingham, Mass., have signed a licensing agreement for technologies that speed up, simplify and expand the use of analytic chemistry...
13-Jan-2016 3:05 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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