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Shape-Shifting Plastic

Researchers from Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Washington State University and the University of Idaho have developed a process to make a thermoset that can be reshaped and reused. The new plastic is a shape-memory polymer, so named because the...
21-May-2015 9:05 AM EDT

One of HFIR’s Youngest Users Impresses Staff with School Research Project


Cameron Roberts, a recent High Flux Isotope Reactor visiting research user, stands out from the usual queue of university academics, industry R&D staff, and DOE scientists—this user is a junior in high school.
15-May-2015 11:05 AM EDT

ORNL Demonstrates First Large-Scale Graphene Composite Fabrication


One of the barriers to using graphene at a commercial scale could be overcome using a method demonstrated by researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
14-May-2015 4:05 PM EDT

Digitizing Neurons


Supercomputing resources at Oak Ridge National Laboratory will support a new initiative designed to advance how scientists digitally reconstruct and analyze individual neurons in the human brain.
13-May-2015 2:05 PM EDT

ORNL Group Leads Calorimeter Upgrade for Large Hadron Collider Experiment


Run-2 for the Large Hadron Collider—the world’s largest and most powerful particle collider—began April 5 at CERN. In preparation, Thomas M. Cormier, who leads the LHC Heavy Ion group at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, led an upgrade of the...
12-May-2015 3:05 PM EDT

ORNL Superhydrophobic Glass Coating Offers Clear Benefits


A moth’s eye and lotus leaf were the inspirations for an antireflective water-repelling, or superhydrophobic, glass coating that holds significant potential for solar panels, lenses, detectors, windows, weapons systems and many other products.
11-May-2015 3:05 PM EDT

Story Tips from the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, May 2015

1) 3-D face analysis. 2) Turbine-associated fish injuries. 3) Imaging atoms for better batteries.
4-May-2015 11:05 AM EDT

ORNL Researchers Probe Chemistry, Topography and Mechanics with One Instrument


ORNL scientists combined atomic force microscopy and mass spectrometry into one instrument that can probe a polymer sample in three dimensions and overlay information about the topography of its surface, the atomic-scale mechanical behavior of the...
1-May-2015 1:05 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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