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Bio-circuitry mimics synapses and neurons in a step toward sensory computing

Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the University of Tennessee and Texas A&M University demonstrated bio-inspired devices that accelerate routes to neuromorphic, or brain-like, computing.
17-Oct-2019 8:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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ORNL, University of Toledo to collaborate on advanced materials, manufacturing research for vehicle applications

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory and The University of Toledo have entered into a memorandum of understanding for collaborative research into the advanced design and manufacturing of high-strength, intelligent,...
10-Oct-2019 1:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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

ORNL story tips: Reaching the boiling point for HVACs; showcasing innovation for technology transfer; using neutrons to lend insight into human tissue; and heating the core in a fusion prototype experiment.
7-Oct-2019 3:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Chromosome Connectors Take Center Stage for ORNL Scientists Studying Poplar

An Oak Ridge National Laboratory team mapped the locations of centromeres in Populus trichocarpa (poplar), and a subsequent analysis on the Titan supercomputer showed that genetic variants in the DNA sequence at the centromere and the sequence of a...
3-Oct-2019 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Supercomputing, neutrons unite to unravel structures of intrinsically disordered protein

Using the Titan supercomputer and the Spallation Neutron Source at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, scientists have created the most accurate 3D model yet of an intrinsically disordered protein, revealing the ensemble of...
3-Oct-2019 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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ORNL scientists shed light on microbial ‘dark matter’ with new approach

Scientists at Oak Ridge National Laboratory have demonstrated a way to isolate and grow targeted bacteria using genomic data, making strides toward resolving the grand challenge of uncultivated microbial “dark matter” in which the vast majority...
26-Sep-2019 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

ORNL develops, deploys AI capabilities across research portfolio

To accelerate promising artificial intelligence applications in diverse research fields, ORNL has established a labwide AI Initiative. This internal investment brings the lab’s AI expertise, computing resources and user facilities together to...
24-Sep-2019 2:15 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Gaute Hagen: Supercomputing the universe’s building blocks

Profiled is physicist Gaute Hagen of the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, who runs advanced models on powerful supercomputers to explore how protons and neutrons interact to “build” an atomic nucleus from scratch.
24-Sep-2019 10:05 AM EDT 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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