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DC Hot Stick Developed for First Responder, Worker Safety


With more volts than ever before in electric vehicles (EVs) and on solar-paneled rooftops, first responder and electrical worker safety is a growing concern. Researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) are...
14-Aug-2017 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Four ORNL Researchers Receive DOE Early Career Funding Awards


Four Oak Ridge National Laboratory researchers specializing in nuclear physics, fusion energy, advanced materials and environmental science are among 59 recipients of Department of Energy’s Office of Science Early Career Research Program awards.
10-Aug-2017 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

James Peery Named Chief Scientist of the Global Security Directorate at Oak Ridge National Laboratory


James Peery, who has led critical national security programs at Sandia National Laboratories and Los Alamos National Laboratory, has been selected as the chief scientist of the Global Security Directorate at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
7-Aug-2017 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

World’s Smallest Neutrino Detector Finds Big Physics Fingerprint


After more than a year of operation at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the COHERENT experiment, using the world’s smallest neutrino detector, has found a big fingerprint of the elusive, electrically neutral particles that interact only weakly with...
3-Aug-2017 2:35 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Interdisciplinary Team Designs Gas Flow Cell to Analyze Catalytic Behavior


A team of researchers from ORNL and Colorado State University developed a U-tube gas flow cell to study catalysts and better understand how facilitate chemical reactions. With this cell integrated into a new sample environment, they can combine...
2-Aug-2017 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Story Tips from the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, August 2017


New method turns used cooking oil into biofuel with carbon from waste tires; novel technique protects fusion reactor interior wall from energy created when hydrogen isotopes reach sun-like temps; new catalyst-making process doubles output of BTX...
1-Aug-2017 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

ORNL’s Qualls Tapped for Key New Reactor Development Position


The Department of Energy’s Office of Nuclear Energy has selected Lou Qualls as the national technical director for molten salt reactors (MSRs). In his new role, Qualls—a nuclear engineer who joined DOE’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory in...
26-Jul-2017 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Neutrons Peer Into a Running Engine

Oak Ridge national Laboratory researchers and industry partners used neutrons to investigate the performance of a new aluminum alloy in a gasoline-powered engine -- while the engine was running.
26-Jul-2017 11:05 AM 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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