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Story Tips From the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, February 18, 2019

ORNL neutrons investigate novel carbon capture crystals; gleaning valuable Twitter data to quickly map power outages; ORNL’s lightweight, heat-shielding graphite foam test yields positive results in fusion reactors; open source software scales up...
18-Feb-2019 10:15 AM EST Add to Favorites

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ORNL Teams with Los Alamos, EPB to Demonstrate Next-Generation Grid Security Tech

A team of researchers from the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge and Los Alamos National Laboratories has partnered with EPB, a Chattanooga utility and telecommunications company, to demonstrate the effectiveness of metro-scale quantum key...
12-Feb-2019 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Hearne Joins ORNL as Director of the Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences

The Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory has named Sean Hearne director of the Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences.
8-Feb-2019 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Tree of life: Poplar studies yield human cancer insights

While studying the genes in poplar trees that control callus formation, scientists at Oak Ridge National Laboratory have uncovered genetic networks at the root of tumor formation in several human cancers.
5-Feb-2019 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Neutrons Unlock Properties of Novel Porous Metal-Hydride for Possible New Energy Storage Applications

A team of researchers used the Wide Angle Neutron Diffractometer at ORNL's HFIR to explore a novel porous metal hydride, which could lead to improved gas-separation techniques and more effective ways to store gaseous hydrogen.
5-Feb-2019 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Story tips from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, February 4, 2019

Oak Ridge National Laboratory used machine learning to map vegetation in Alaskan tundra; ORNL taps machine learning to better predict home-to-work commuting; Univ of South Carolina investigates oxygen-reducing perovskites in fuel cells using ORNL...
4-Feb-2019 9:30 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Novel electron microscopy offers nanoscale, damage-free tracking of isotopes in amino acids

Scientists at Oak Ridge National Laboratory described in the journal Science the first use of an electron microscope to directly identify isotopes in amino acids at the nanoscale without damaging the samples, which could open a new pathway for...
27-Jan-2019 8:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Jon Poplawsky—Probing materials to improve energy and information technologies

Profiled is Jon Poplawsky, a materials scientist at Oak Ridge National Laboratory who develops and links advanced characterization techniques that improve our ability to see and understand atomic-scale features of diverse materials for energy and...
24-Jan-2019 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites


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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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