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Researchers Customize Catalysts to Boost Product Yields, Decrease Chemical Separation Costs

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For some crystalline catalysts, what you see on the surface is not always what you get in the bulk, according to two studies led by the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
18-Oct-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

SimPath Licenses Novel ORNL System for Enhanced Synthetic Biology

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SimPath has licensed a novel cloning system developed by the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory that generates and assembles the biological building blocks necessary to synthetically bioengineer new medicines and fuels.
16-Oct-2017 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Neutrons Observe Vitamin B6-Dependent Enzyme Activity Useful for Drug Development

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Scientists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have performed neutron structural analysis of a vitamin B6-dependent protein, potentially opening avenues for new antibiotics and drugs to battle diseases such as...
16-Oct-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

New Method to Detect Spin Current in Quantum Materials Unlocks Potential for Alternative Electronics

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A new method that precisely measures the mysterious behavior and magnetic properties of electrons flowing across the surface of quantum materials could open a path to next-generation electronics. A team of scientists has developed an innovative...
13-Oct-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Strangpresse Exclusively Licenses ORNL Extruder Tech for High-Volume Additive Manufacturing

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Ohio-based Strangpresse has exclusively licensed additive manufacturing-related extruder technology from the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory that can quickly print hundreds of pounds of polymer material.
12-Oct-2017 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Connecting the Dots

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Oak Ridge National Laboratory nuclear physicists and their partners are using America’s most powerful supercomputers to characterize behavior of objects, from subatomic neutrons to neutron stars, that differ dramatically in size yet are closely...
6-Oct-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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

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A method developed by Oak Ridge National Laboratory could protect connected and autonomous vehicles from possible network intrusion. A new ORNL technique makes ultrafast measurements using atomic force microscopy.
5-Oct-2017 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Sensible Driving Saves More Gas Than Drivers Think

A new study by the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory has quantified the impact speeding and slamming on the brakes has on fuel economy and consumption. Aggressive behavior behind the wheel can lower gas mileage in light-duty...
28-Sep-2017 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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National lab tech to help locate people & power outages during Hurricane Irma; helps prep for Jose & Katia

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1-Sep-2017 2:05 PM EDT

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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