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ORNL Welcomes Innovation Crossroads Entrepreneurial Research Fellows

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Oak Ridge National Laboratory today welcomed the first cohort of innovators to join Innovation Crossroads, the Southeast region's first entrepreneurial research and development program based at a U.S. Department of Energy national laboratory.
18-May-2017 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Assembling Life’s Molecular Motor

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As part of a project dedicated to modeling how single-celled purple bacteria turn light into food, a team of computational scientists from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) simulated a complete ATP synthase in all-atom detail....
15-May-2017 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

ORNL, University of Tennessee Launch New Doctoral Program in Data Science

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The Tennessee Higher Education Commission has approved a new doctoral program in data science and engineering as part of the Bredesen Center for Interdisciplinary Research and Graduate Education.
15-May-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Bacterial Boost for Bio-Based Fuels

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“Electrical” bacteria are the key ingredient in a new process developed by the Oak Ridge National Laboratory that recycles wastewater from biofuel production to generate hydrogen. The hydrogen can then be used to convert bio-oil into higher...
5-May-2017 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Story Tips From the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, May 2017

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ORNL aids St. Jude’s brain development research with software to speed processing of microscopy images; bottleneck to breakdown lignin for biofuels may occur at plant cell wall surface; predicting how ecosystems respond to environmental change...
2-May-2017 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

ORNL to Collaborate with Five Small Businesses to Advance Energy Tech

Five small companies have been selected to partner with the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory to move technologies in commercial refrigeration systems, water power generation, bioenergy and battery manufacturing closer to the...
21-Apr-2017 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

A Real CAM-Do Attitude

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A multi-institutional team used resources at the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility to catalog how desert plants photosynthetic processes vary. The study could help scientists engineer drought-resistant crops for food and fuel.
18-Apr-2017 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Predictive Power

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The Consortium for Advanced Simulation of Light Water Reactors carried out the largest time-dependent simulation of a nuclear reactor ever to support Tennessee Valley Authority and Westinghouse Electric Company during the startup of Watts Bar Unit...
18-Apr-2017 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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