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Story tips from the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, July 2019

Study finds waste soft drinks for carbon capture could help cut carbon dioxide emissions; sharing secret messages using quantum communications just got more practical for better cybersecurity; designed synthetic polymers for better binding in...
1-Jul-2019 10:20 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Neutrons get a wider angle on DNA and RNA to advance 3D models

Scientists from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the University of Maryland used neutrons at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) to capture new information about DNA and RNA molecules and enable more accurate computer...
19-Jun-2019 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Story Tips from the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, June 17 2019

ORNL story tips: New builders’ tool by ORNL assesses design performance before construction begins; new pressure technique to manipulate magnetism in thin films could enhance electronic devices; ORNL outlines quantum sensing advances for better...
17-Jun-2019 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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At DOE’s Manufacturing Demonstration Facility, science drives next-gen creations

American ingenuity is providing radical productivity improvements from advanced materials and robotic systems developed at the Department of Energy’s Manufacturing Demonstration Facility at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
12-Jun-2019 11:50 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Demarteau to head ORNL Physics Division

The Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory has named Marcel Demarteau as Physics Division Director, effective June 17.
12-Jun-2019 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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ORNL welcomes seven new research fellows to Innovation Crossroads

Oak Ridge National Laboratory welcomed seven technology innovators to join the third cohort of Innovation Crossroads, the Southeast’s only entrepreneurial research and development program based at a U.S. Department of Energy national laboratory.
10-Jun-2019 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Neutrons allow analysis of polymer gels’ unusual attributes

Researchers used neutron scattering at ORNL’s Spallation Neutron Source to investigate the response properties of polymer gels commonly used in products like cosmetics, adhesives, and paints. A better understanding of their behaviors will lead to...
6-Jun-2019 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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New DOE program connects fusion companies with national labs, taps ORNL to lead

The Department of Energy has established the Innovation Network for Fusion Energy program, or INFUSE, to encourage private-public research partnerships for overcoming challenges in fusion energy development.
4-Jun-2019 1:05 PM EDT 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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Oak Ridge National Laboratory is a multiprogram science and technology laboratory managed for the U.S Department of Energy by UT-Battelle, LLC. Scientists and engineers at ORNL conduct basic and applied research and development to create scientific knowledge and technological solutions that strengthen the nation's leadership in key areas of science; increase the availability of clean, abundant energy; restore and protect the environment; and contribute to national security.


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