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Story Tips: Molding matter atom by atom and seeing inside uranium particles

Story Tips: Molding matter atom by atom and seeing inside uranium particles, from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory
2-Apr-2020 12:15 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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VERA nuclear reactor simulation software licensed commercially for first time

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.
24-Mar-2020 3:40 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Fish story: ORNL researchers use 3D printing, sensors to create models for hydropower testing

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...
24-Mar-2020 11:45 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Self-assembly required: Neutrons probe novel polymer behavior for biomedical materials

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...
18-Mar-2020 12:40 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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ORNL neutrons add advanced polarization capability for measuring magnetic materials

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...
13-Mar-2020 2:35 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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ORNL team builds portable diagnostic for fusion experiments from off-the-shelf items

The techniques Theodore Biewer and his colleagues are using to measure whether plasma has the right conditions to create fusion have been around awhile.
11-Mar-2020 12:35 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Early research on existing drug compounds via supercomputing could combat coronavirus

Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have used Summit, the world’s most powerful and smartest supercomputer, to identify 77 small-molecule drug compounds that might warrant further study in the fight against...
5-Mar-2020 10:15 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Story Tips: Antidote chasing, traffic control and automatic modeling

ORNL's Story Tips: Antidote chasing, traffic control and automatic modeling, for March 2020
2-Mar-2020 9:55 AM EST Add to Favorites


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Ethan Coon: Capturing Natural Processes Through Math

As a computational hydrologist at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Ethan Coon combines his talent for math with his love of coding to solve big science questions about water quality, water availability for energy production, climate change, and the...
19-Sep-2019 3:40 PM EDT

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Nina Balke: Fine-tuned science

As a researcher at ORNL’s Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences, a DOE Nanoscience User Facility, Nina Balke explores avenues for fine-tuning materials’ physical properties to solve energy challenges and expands fundamental research...
26-Aug-2019 2:05 PM EDT

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

1-Sep-2017 2:05 PM EDT

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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

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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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