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New report ensures hydropower sustainability amid climate change

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory has provided hydropower operators with new data to better prepare for extreme weather events and shifts in seasonal energy demands caused by climate change.
23-Sep-2022 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Industry partners use ORNL software tool to trim carbon footprint of buildings

Two years after the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory provided a model of every building in America, commercial partners are using the tool for tasks ranging from designing energy-efficient buildings and cities to relating...
20-Sep-2022 2:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Lab experiments support COVID-19 bradykinin storm theory

A new paper published in Nature Communications adds further evidence to the bradykinin storm theory of COVID-19’s viral pathogenesis — a theory that was posited two years ago by a team of researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge...
16-Sep-2022 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Investigación de ORNL maximiza la operación resiliente de microrredes en Puerto Rico

Los científicos del Laboratorio Nacional Oak Ridge, en colaboración con múltiples universidades, ONGs y organizaciones locales, están investigando como las microrredes pueden proporcionar electricidad más asequible, confiable y sostenible a...
13-Sep-2022 9:45 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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ORNL research to bring more reliable electricity to Puerto Rican microgrids

To provide more affordable, reliable and sustainable electricity to underserved communities like these, scientists from the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory are partnering with local organizations, nonprofits and universities...
12-Sep-2022 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Story tips: Inland water carbon emissions on the rise, sealed with silica, cancer-fighting chemistry, Improving materials for energy storage, using math to predict SARS-CoV-2 protein mutations

Story tips from Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
7-Sep-2022 7:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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ORNL to lead new center on polymer electrolytes for energy storage

The Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory has been selected to lead an Energy Frontier Research Center, or EFRC, focused on polymer electrolytes for next-generation energy storage devices such as fuel cells and solid-state electric...
1-Sep-2022 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Five ORNL technologies identified for investment toward commercialization

Five technologies invented by scientists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have been selected for targeted investment through ORNL’s Technology Innovation Program.
29-Aug-2022 7:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


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ORNL experts help measure new world record for fusion energy

Lab experts help measure this month's fusion milestone at Joint European Torus (JET) with cutting-edge diagnostics.
18-Feb-2022 9:25 AM EST

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Chuck Kessel: Forging Paths for Fusion’s Future

Chuck Kessel leads the national Blanket and Fuel Cycle program, the national Fusion Energy Systems Studies program and the Virtual Laboratory of Technology and co-leads the Liquid-Metal Plasma-Facing Components program. He's devoted his career to...
16-Nov-2020 10:05 AM EST

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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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