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DOE awards ORNL researchers more than $11 million to advance quantum technologies

Three researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory will lead or participate in collaborative research projects aimed at harnessing the power of quantum mechanics to advance a range of technologies including computing, fiber optics and network...
16-Sep-2019 11:25 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Building products manufacturer licenses ORNL technology for increased thermal insulation

Quanex has signed a non-exclusive agreement to license a method to produce insulating material from Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The low-cost material can be used as an additive to increase thermal insulation performance and improve energy...
12-Sep-2019 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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

ORNL story tips: ORNL’s project for VA bridges computing prowess, VA health data to speed up suicide risk screenings for U.S. veterans; ORNL reveals ionic liquid additive lubricates better than additives in commercial gear oil; researchers use...
4-Sep-2019 9:45 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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ORNL-VA Collaboration Targets Veteran Suicide Epidemic

In collaboration with the Department of Veterans Affairs, a team at Oak Ridge National Laboratory has expanded a VA-developed predictive computing model to identify veterans at risk of suicide and sped it up to run 300 times faster, a gain that...
29-Aug-2019 1:15 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Knowledgebase Is Power for Nuclear Reactor Developers

Six new nuclear reactor technologies are planned to commercially deploy between 2030 and 2040. ORNL’s Weiju Ren heads a project managing structural materials information. This conversation explores challenges and opportunities in sharing nuclear...
27-Aug-2019 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Bioenergy startup licenses ORNL food-waste-to-fuel system

Electro-Active Technologies, Inc., of Knoxville, Tenn., has exclusively licensed two biorefinery technologies invented and patented by the startup’s co-founders while working at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The technologies work as a system that...
16-Aug-2019 2:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

From trash to treasure

Researchers invented a process to extract rare earth elements from scrap magnets. They patented and scaled up the process in lab demonstrations and are working with a licensee to scale the process further to produce commercial batches of rare earth...
14-Aug-2019 10:35 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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IDEMIA Identity & Security USA licenses ORNL advanced optical array

IDEMIA Identity & Security USA has licensed an advanced optical array developed at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The portable technology can be used to help identify individuals in challenging outdoor conditions.
8-Aug-2019 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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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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