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Newswise: Horizon31 startup licenses ORNL global communication system for drones
Released: 6-Aug-2020 1:55 PM EDT
Horizon31 startup licenses ORNL global communication system for drones
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Horizon31, LLC, of Knoxville, Tenn., has exclusively licensed a novel communication system that allows users to reliably operate unmanned vehicles such as drones from anywhere in the world using only an internet connection.

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Released: 6-Aug-2020 8:55 AM EDT
Poison control: Chasing the antidote
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

A fast-acting antidote to mitigate the effects of organophosphate poisoning requires a reactivator that can effectively and efficiently cross the blood-brain barrier, bind loosely to the enzyme, chemically snatch the poison and then leave quickly. Oak Ridge National Laboratory is using neutron diffraction data towards improving a novel reactivator design.

Newswise: Ultrafast lasers probe elusive chemistry at the liquid-liquid interface
Released: 4-Aug-2020 3:30 PM EDT
Ultrafast lasers probe elusive chemistry at the liquid-liquid interface
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Real-time measurements captured by researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory provide missing insight into chemical separations to recover cobalt, a critical raw material used to make batteries and magnets for modern technologies.

Newswise: Story Tips: Pandemic impact, root studies, neutrons confirm, lab on a crystal and modeling fusion
Released: 4-Aug-2020 1:25 PM EDT
Story Tips: Pandemic impact, root studies, neutrons confirm, lab on a crystal and modeling fusion
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

ORNL Story Tips: Pandemic impact, root studies, neutrons confirm, lab on a crystal and modeling fusion

Newswise: Magnum Venus Products licenses ORNL co-developed additive manufacturing technologies
Released: 31-Jul-2020 4:30 PM EDT
Magnum Venus Products licenses ORNL co-developed additive manufacturing technologies
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

The Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory has licensed two additive manufacturing-related technologies that aim to streamline and ramp up production processes to Knoxville-based Magnum Venus Products, Inc., a global manufacturer of fluid movement and product solutions for industrial applications in composites and adhesives.

Newswise: Safer, longer-lasting energy storage requires focus on interface of advanced materials
Released: 31-Jul-2020 4:25 PM EDT
Safer, longer-lasting energy storage requires focus on interface of advanced materials
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

More studies at the interface of battery materials, along with increased knowledge of the processes at work, are unleashing a surge of knowledge needed to more quickly address the demand for longer-lasting portable electronics, electric vehicles and stationary energy storage for the electric grid.

Newswise: Hybrid inverter integrates distributed energy resources, supports smart grid function
Released: 29-Jul-2020 12:25 PM EDT
Hybrid inverter integrates distributed energy resources, supports smart grid function
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Oak Ridge National Laboratory researchers have developed an intelligent power electronic inverter platform that can connect locally sited energy resources such as solar panels, energy storage and electric vehicles and smoothly interact with the utility power grid.

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Released: 29-Jul-2020 9:00 AM EDT
ORNL-produced plutonium-238 to help power Perseverance on Mars
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Mars 2020 will be the first NASA mission that uses ORNL-produced plutonium-238, the first U.S.-produced Pu-238 in three decades. ORNL's Pu-238 will help power Perseverance across the Red Planet's surface.

Newswise: Visual analytics tool plucks elusive patterns from elaborate datasets
Released: 28-Jul-2020 3:45 PM EDT
Visual analytics tool plucks elusive patterns from elaborate datasets
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

An ORNL team developed CrossVis, an open-source, customizable visual analytics system that analyzes numerical, categorical and image-based data while providing multiple dynamic, coordinated views of these and other data types.

Newswise: Computational gene study suggests new pathway for COVID-19 inflammatory response
Released: 28-Jul-2020 10:50 AM EDT
Computational gene study suggests new pathway for COVID-19 inflammatory response
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

A team led by Dan Jacobson of the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory used the Summit supercomputer at ORNL to analyze genes from cells in the lung fluid of nine COVID-19 patients compared with 40 control patients.

Newswise: Scientists record rapid carbon loss from warming peatlands
Released: 27-Jul-2020 3:55 PM EDT
Scientists record rapid carbon loss from warming peatlands
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Scientists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have demonstrated a direct relationship between climate warming and carbon loss in a peatland ecosystem.

Newswise: Love-hate relationship of solvent and water leads to better biomass breakup
Released: 15-Jul-2020 11:25 AM EDT
Love-hate relationship of solvent and water leads to better biomass breakup
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Scientists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory used neutron scattering and supercomputing to better understand how an organic solvent and water work together to break down plant biomass, creating a pathway to significantly improve the production of renewable biofuels and bioproducts.

Newswise: Story Tips: Predicting fire risk, solid state stability check and images in a flash
Released: 6-Jul-2020 9:50 AM EDT
Story Tips: Predicting fire risk, solid state stability check and images in a flash
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

ORNL Story Tips: Predicting fire risk, solid state stability check and images in a flash

Newswise: Summit Helps Predict Molecular Breakups
Released: 2-Jul-2020 12:40 PM EDT
Summit Helps Predict Molecular Breakups
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

A team used the Summit supercomputer to simulate transition metal systems—such as copper bound to molecules of nitrogen, dihydrogen, or water—and correctly predicted the amount of energy required to break apart dozens of molecular systems, paving the way for a greater understanding of these materials.

Newswise: West Virginia researchers use neutrons to study materials for power plant improvements
Released: 2-Jul-2020 12:35 PM EDT
West Virginia researchers use neutrons to study materials for power plant improvements
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Researchers from West Virginia University are using neutron scattering at Oak Ridge National Laboratory to study novel materials called high entropy oxides, or HEOs. Their goal is to collect insights into how the atoms in the HEOs bind together and whether the materials can be used to develop useful applications to improve power plant operations.

Newswise: Carbon-loving materials designed to reduce industrial emissions
Released: 2-Jul-2020 11:05 AM EDT
Carbon-loving materials designed to reduce industrial emissions
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, are advancing gas membrane materials to expand practical technology options for reducing industrial carbon emissions.

Newswise: Computing collaboration reveals global ripple effect of shifting monsoons
Released: 29-Jun-2020 1:05 PM EDT
Computing collaboration reveals global ripple effect of shifting monsoons
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Scientists from ORNL and a dozen other international research institutions ran a series of simulations to produce the most elaborate set of projections to date that illustrates possible changes in nine monsoon regions across five continents.

Newswise: Process for ‘two-faced’ nanomaterials may aid energy, information tech
Released: 26-Jun-2020 9:45 AM EDT
Process for ‘two-faced’ nanomaterials may aid energy, information tech
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

A team led by Oak Ridge National Laboratory implanted atoms precisely into the top layers of ultra-thin crystals, yielding two-sided Janus structures that may prove useful in developing energy and information technologies.

Newswise: X-rays size up protein structure at the ‘heart’ of COVID-19 virus
Released: 25-Jun-2020 2:40 PM EDT
X-rays size up protein structure at the ‘heart’ of COVID-19 virus
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Researchers have performed the first room temperature X-ray measurements on the SARS-CoV-2 main protease—the enzyme that enables the virus to reproduce. It marks an important first step in the ultimate goal of building a comprehensive 3D model of the enzymatic protein that will be used to advance supercomputing simulations aimed at finding drug inhibitors to block the virus’s replication mechanism and help end the COVID-19 pandemic.

Newswise: ExOne licenses ORNL method to 3D print components for refined neutron scattering
Released: 22-Jun-2020 10:55 AM EDT
ExOne licenses ORNL method to 3D print components for refined neutron scattering
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

The Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory has licensed a novel method to 3D print components used in neutron instruments for scientific research to the ExOne Company, a leading maker of binder jet 3D printing technology.

Newswise: ORNL launches rapid access licensing program to speed up COVID-19 solutions
Released: 19-Jun-2020 1:55 PM EDT
ORNL launches rapid access licensing program to speed up COVID-19 solutions
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

The Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory has launched a program designed to accelerate deployment of innovations that may help fight the COVID-19 pandemic. The COVID-19 Rapid Access Licensing Program will allow companies to license these select technologies at no cost for one year.

Newswise: Molten salt solutions may supply scientists with new insights into nuclear energy
Released: 15-Jun-2020 6:45 PM EDT
Molten salt solutions may supply scientists with new insights into nuclear energy
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Molten salt reactors could become a cornerstone of nuclear energy. Researchers at MIT are using neutron scattering at ORNL to better understand how salt solutions behave in nuclear environments. Modeling those behaviors could lead to significant gains in commercializing molten salt reactors for carbon-free power production.

Newswise: History of insightful HIV research inspires neutron scattering approach to studying COVID-19
Released: 12-Jun-2020 5:45 PM EDT
History of insightful HIV research inspires neutron scattering approach to studying COVID-19
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

What began as novel investigations into HIV, abruptly pivoted to the novel coronavirus as it began to spread across the globe. Now, ORNL researchers are using neutrons to learn more about the SARS-CoV-2 protease—a protein enzyme that enables the virus to replicate within the human body. Insights on the protein structure and its behaviors will be used to create more accurate models for simulations in aims of finding drug inhibitors to block the virus’s ability to reproduce.

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Released: 12-Jun-2020 4:05 PM EDT
Oak Ridge National Laboratory Welcomes Six New Research Fellows to Innovation Crossroads
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Oak Ridge National Laboratory welcomed six technology innovators to join the fourth cohort of Innovation Crossroads, the Southeast’s only entrepreneurial research and development program based at a U.S. Department of Energy national laboratory.

Newswise: Crystalline ‘Nanobrush’ Clears Way to Advanced Energy and Information Tech
Released: 8-Jun-2020 11:05 AM EDT
Crystalline ‘Nanobrush’ Clears Way to Advanced Energy and Information Tech
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

A team led by Oak Ridge National Laboratory synthesized a "nanobrush" structure with high surface area and discovered how its unique architecture drives ions across interfaces to transport energy or information.

Newswise: Knocking Out Drug Side Effects with Supercomputing
Released: 4-Jun-2020 2:20 PM EDT
Knocking Out Drug Side Effects with Supercomputing
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

A team at Stanford University used the OLCF’s Summit supercomputer to compare simulations of a G protein-coupled receptor with different molecules attached to gain an understanding of how to minimize or eliminate side effects in drugs that target these receptors.

Newswise: VENUS construction on track for ORNL’s newest neutron imaging instrument
Released: 3-Jun-2020 5:05 PM EDT
VENUS construction on track for ORNL’s newest neutron imaging instrument
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Researchers and engineers at the Spallation Neutron Source are making progress on the construction of VENUS, the facility’s newest neutron scattering instrument for studying materials in exciting new ways that are currently not possible for open research programs in the US.

Newswise: Story Tips: Shuffling atoms, thinning forests, fusion assembly and nuclear medicine
Released: 2-Jun-2020 10:15 AM EDT
Story Tips: Shuffling atoms, thinning forests, fusion assembly and nuclear medicine
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

ORNL Story Tips: Shuffling atoms, thinning forests, fusion assembly and nuclear medicine

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Released: 28-May-2020 3:00 PM EDT
As ORNL builds novel reactor, nuclear industry benefits from technology
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Scientists at DOE's Manufacturing Demonstration Facility at Oak Ridge National Laboratory working on the Transformational Challenge Reactor, a microreactor built using 3D printing, find their work may revolutionize manufacturing in the nuclear industry — and in other industries, too.

Newswise: Supercomputing Aids Scientists Seeking Therapies for Deadly Bacterial Disease
Released: 20-May-2020 12:55 PM EDT
Supercomputing Aids Scientists Seeking Therapies for Deadly Bacterial Disease
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

A team of scientists led by Abhishek Singharoy at Arizona State University used the Summit supercomputer at the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility to simulate the structure of a possible drug target for the bacterium that causes rabbit fever.

Newswise: Story Tips: Mining for COVID, rules to grow by and the 3D connection
Released: 18-May-2020 10:05 AM EDT
Story Tips: Mining for COVID, rules to grow by and the 3D connection
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

ORNL story Tips: Mining for COVID, rules to grow by and the 3D connection

Newswise: ORNL, LANL-developed quantum technologies go the distance
Released: 12-May-2020 12:20 PM EDT
ORNL, LANL-developed quantum technologies go the distance
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

For the second year in a row, a team of scientists from DOE’s Oak Ridge and Los Alamos National Laboratories led a demonstration hosted by EPB, a utility and telecommunications company, to test quantum-based technologies that could improve the cybersecurity, longevity and efficiency of the nation’s power grid. Among other successes, the researchers drastically increased the range these resources can cover in collaboration with new industry partner Qubitekk.

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VIDEO
8-May-2020 9:45 AM EDT
3D-Printed Nuclear Reactor Promises Faster, More Economical Path to Nuclear Energy
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory are refining their design of a 3D-printed nuclear reactor core, scaling up the additive manufacturing process necessary to build it, and developing methods to confirm the consistency and reliability of its printed components.

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Released: 11-May-2020 11:55 AM EDT
ORNL's advanced manufacturing innovation helps industry in COVID-19 fight
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Researchers at the US Department of Energy’s Manufacturing Demonstration Facility and Carbon Fiber Technology Facility at Oak Ridge National Laboratory are using their materials science, fiber production and additive manufacturing expertise and capabilities to produce tooling such as custom molds for injection molding to provide US industry with the necessary resources to mass produce healthcare supplies in record time.

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Released: 5-May-2020 11:30 AM EDT
Simulations Forecast Nationwide Increase in Human Exposure to Extreme Climate Events
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Using ORNL’s now-decommissioned Titan supercomputer, a team of researchers estimated the combined consequences of many different extreme climate events at the county level, a unique approach that provided unprecedented regional and national climate projections that identified the areas most likely to face climate-related challenges.

Newswise: Story Tips: Tracking Populations, UPS’ Special Delivery and a Long-Awaited Benchmark
Released: 5-May-2020 10:05 AM EDT
Story Tips: Tracking Populations, UPS’ Special Delivery and a Long-Awaited Benchmark
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Story tips from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Newswise: Major Upgrades of Particle Detectors and Electronics Prepare CERN Experiment to Stream a Data Tsunami
Released: 29-Apr-2020 12:50 PM EDT
Major Upgrades of Particle Detectors and Electronics Prepare CERN Experiment to Stream a Data Tsunami
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

For an experiment that will generate big data at unprecedented rates, physicists led design, development, mass production and delivery of an upgrade of novel particle detectors and state-of-the art electronics.

Newswise: Advanced software framework expedites quantum-classical programming
Released: 24-Apr-2020 10:45 AM EDT
Advanced software framework expedites quantum-classical programming
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

An ORNL team developed the XACC software framework to help researchers harness the potential power of quantum processing units, or QPUs. XACC offloads portions of quantum-classical computing workloads from the host CPU to an attached quantum accelerator, which calculates results and sends them back to the original system.

Newswise: Successful delivery: ORNL demonstrates bi-directional wireless charging on hybrid UPS truck
Released: 22-Apr-2020 11:35 AM EDT
Successful delivery: ORNL demonstrates bi-directional wireless charging on hybrid UPS truck
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) demonstrated a 20-kilowatt bi-directional wireless charging system installed on a UPS medium-duty, plug-in hybrid electric delivery truck. The project is the first of its kind to achieve power transfer at this rate across an 11-inch air gap, advancing the technology to a new class of larger vehicles with higher ground clearance.

Newswise: ORNL’s Brian Post named SME Young Engineer of the Year
Released: 21-Apr-2020 4:20 PM EDT
ORNL’s Brian Post named SME Young Engineer of the Year
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Brian Post, a researcher in large-scale additive manufacturing at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, has been selected as a recipient of the 2020 Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award by the Society of Mechanical Engineers (SME).

Newswise: Mitch Allmond: Shaping a better fundamental understanding of matter
Released: 20-Apr-2020 10:10 AM EDT
Mitch Allmond: Shaping a better fundamental understanding of matter
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Profiled is Mitch Allmond of Oak Ridge National Laboratory, who conducts experiments and uses theoretical models to advance our understanding of the structure of atomic nuclei.

Newswise: ORNL is in the fight against COVID-19
Released: 15-Apr-2020 3:30 PM EDT
ORNL is in the fight against COVID-19
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

In the race to identify solutions to the COVID-19 pandemic, researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory are joining the fight by applying expertise in computational science, advanced manufacturing, data science and neutron science.

Newswise: Kat Royston: Finding excitement in nuclear physics
Released: 15-Apr-2020 11:45 AM EDT
Kat Royston: Finding excitement in nuclear physics
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

As a teenager, Kat Royston discovered that physics could give her answers to her questions about the ways the world works. Now, as a researcher in ORNL’s Reactor and Nuclear Systems Division, she works on unraveling the mysteries of fission and fusion around the world – including research for the ITER and JET fusion experiments.

Newswise: Big science, tiny snail
Released: 15-Apr-2020 9:55 AM EDT
Big science, tiny snail
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Researchers discovered the Tennessee cavesnail, Antrorbis tennesseensis, in caves near Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The snail measures in at less than 2 millimeters long.

Newswise: Oak Ridge neutron facilities ramping up research to combat COVID-19
Released: 14-Apr-2020 4:40 PM EDT
Oak Ridge neutron facilities ramping up research to combat COVID-19
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

At Oak Ridge National Laboratory, it’s all-hands-on-deck for the world-leading experts in neutron scattering as they enter the fight against COVID-19. Researchers at the lab’s Spallation Neutron Source and High Flux Isotope Reactor have a plan of attack to unleash a full barrage of neutron capabilities in an ambitious set of experiments that will provide critical pieces of information about the virus’s biological structure and how it behaves.

Newswise: Story Tips: Molding matter atom by atom and seeing inside uranium particles
Released: 2-Apr-2020 12:15 PM EDT
Story Tips: Molding matter atom by atom and seeing inside uranium particles
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Story Tips: Molding matter atom by atom and seeing inside uranium particles, from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Newswise: VERA nuclear reactor simulation software licensed commercially for first time
Released: 24-Mar-2020 3:40 PM EDT
VERA nuclear reactor simulation software licensed commercially for first time
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

A software package, 10 years in the making, that can predict the behavior of nuclear reactors’ cores with stunning accuracy has been licensed commercially for the first time.

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Released: 24-Mar-2020 11:45 AM EDT
Fish story: ORNL researchers use 3D printing, sensors to create models for hydropower testing
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Environmental scientists at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in recent months teamed with the lab's experts in advanced manufacturing to create model fish that can be used to test hydropower turbine designs for potential impacts on fish species of interest.

Newswise: Self-assembly required: Neutrons probe novel polymer behavior for biomedical materials
Released: 18-Mar-2020 12:40 PM EDT
Self-assembly required: Neutrons probe novel polymer behavior for biomedical materials
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

LSU researchers are using neutron scattering at ORNL to study crystallization-driven self-assembly, a technique for forming nanoscale solid materials from solutions to understand how the technique could be used to craft controlled-shape nanostructures from polymers known as polypeptoids.

Newswise: ORNL neutrons add advanced polarization capability for measuring magnetic materials
Released: 13-Mar-2020 2:35 PM EDT
ORNL neutrons add advanced polarization capability for measuring magnetic materials
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Neutron scattering instruments at ORNL’s HFIR and SNS are undergoing upgrades which will enable them to study magnetic phenomena previously not possible in the US. Incorporating a device for spherical neutron polarimetry enables the ability to characterize complex magnetic systems in new dimensions for materials that could be developed for enhanced data storage and quantum computing technologies.


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