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David Sholl: Driving a Decarbonized Energy System

David Sholl, director of Oak Ridge National Laboratory's new Transformational Decarbonization Initiative, is on a mission: hasten the development and deployment of decarbonization solutions for the nation's energy system.
30-Jul-2021 11:15 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Buzz About Thermoelectrics Heats Up with Promising New Magnesium-Based Materials

Researchers at Duke University and Michigan State University used neutrons at Oak Ridge National Laboratory to gain new fundamental insights into two magnesium-based materials. Investigations at the atomic scale revealed the origin and mechanism...
22-Jul-2021 4:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Browning Leaves on Oak Ridge Reservation Harbinger of Next Cicada Generation

On the road leading to Oak Ridge National Laboratory, drivers may notice that many of the green trees lining the entrance to the lab are dappled with brown leaves. Just weeks past the summer solstice, this phenomenon is out of place and is in fact...
21-Jul-2021 12:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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ORNL’s Scott Smith receives Merchant Manufacturing Medal from ASME/SME

Scott Smith, group leader for intelligent machine tools at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, is the 35th recipient of the M. Eugene Merchant Manufacturing Medal presented jointly by ASME (the American Society of Mechanical Engineers) and SME (the...
19-Jul-2021 10:15 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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ORNL’s Gluesenkamp, Im receive ASHRAE Distinguished Service Awards

Kyle Gluesenkamp and Piljae Im, Oak Ridge National Laboratory building technology researchers, were two of 15 scientists recognized with 2021 Distinguished Service Awards by ASHRAE, the international professional association for heating,...
19-Jul-2021 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Population-specific diversity within fungi species could enable improved drug discovery

Scientists at Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the University of Wisconsin–Madison have discovered that genetically distinct populations within the same species of fungi can produce unique mixes of secondary metabolites, which are organic...
11-Jul-2021 10:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Tiny but Mighty Precipitates Toughen a Structural Alloy

Scientists at Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, have found a way to simultaneously increase the strength and ductility of an alloy by introducing tiny precipitates into its matrix and tuning their size and...
7-Jul-2021 4:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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New Enzyme Breaks Down Waste for Less Expensive Biofuels, Bioproducts

In a step toward increasing the cost-effectiveness of renewable biofuels and bioproducts, scientists at Oak Ridge National Laboratory discovered a microbial enzyme that degrades tough-to-break bonds in lignin, a waste product of biorefineries.
6-Jul-2021 4:15 PM EDT Add to Favorites


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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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