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Researchers Build Bacteria’s Photosynthetic Engine


A team led by Klaus Schulten of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign used the OLCF’s Titan to achieve a milestone in the field of biomolecular simulation, modeling a complete photosynthetic organelle of the bacteria Rhodobacter...
29-Jul-2015 10:05 AM EDT

Rigors of the Road: ORNL Invention Will Support Licensing and Transport of Spent Nuclear Fuel


With U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission support, researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have devised a system that will help facilitate safe transportation of spent nuclear fuel.
28-Jul-2015 11:05 AM EDT

ORNL Researchers Make Scalable Arrays of ‘Building Blocks’ for Ultrathin Electronics


For the first time, researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have produced arrays of semiconductor junctions in arbitrary patterns within a single, nanometer-thick semiconductor crystal.
21-Jul-2015 9:05 AM EDT

Story Tips from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, July 2015

ORNL study demonstrates economic value of variable flow heat pumps; New catalyst provides potential solution to meet emissions challenges; ORNL, UK researchers working to develop cleaner crude oil; New climate data easily accessed at Data.gov
16-Jul-2015 11:05 AM EDT

New Pilot Helps Small Businesses Tap ORNL Expertise


Small companies in the advanced manufacturing, transportation and building sectors have a new opportunity to partner with the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
16-Jul-2015 10:05 AM EDT

Neutrons Find “Missing” Magnetism of Plutonium

Groundbreaking work at two Department of Energy national laboratories has confirmed plutonium’s magnetism, which scientists have long theorized but have never been able to experimentally observe.
10-Jul-2015 2:05 PM EDT

Unlocking Lignin for Sustainable Biofuel


In an effort to further the commercial viability of cellulosic ethanol, a team led by ORNL’s Jeremy Smith used the Titan supercomputer to model the interaction of lignin and hemicellulose in the plant cell wall of a genetically modified aspen...
7-Jul-2015 1:05 PM EDT

The Ins and Outs of QCD


Robert Edwards, a researcher and senior staff member at the Jefferson Lab (JLAB), is the principal investigator for a team researching the energy spectrum of exotic meson resonances. The main goal of Edwards’ ALCC project is give theoretical...
7-Jul-2015 1:00 PM EDT

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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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