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As ORNL builds novel reactor, nuclear industry benefits from technology

Scientists at DOE's Manufacturing Demonstration Facility at Oak Ridge National Laboratory working on the Transformational Challenge Reactor, a microreactor built using 3D printing, find their work may revolutionize manufacturing in the nuclear...
28-May-2020 3:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Supercomputing Aids Scientists Seeking Therapies for Deadly Bacterial Disease

A team of scientists led by Abhishek Singharoy at Arizona State University used the Summit supercomputer at the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility to simulate the structure of a possible drug target for the bacterium that causes rabbit fever.
20-May-2020 12:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Story Tips: Mining for COVID, rules to grow by and the 3D connection

ORNL story Tips: Mining for COVID, rules to grow by and the 3D connection
18-May-2020 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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ORNL, LANL-developed quantum technologies go the distance

For the second year in a row, a team of scientists from DOE’s Oak Ridge and Los Alamos National Laboratories led a demonstration hosted by EPB, a utility and telecommunications company, to test quantum-based technologies that could improve the...
12-May-2020 12:20 PM EDT Add to Favorites

3D-Printed Nuclear Reactor Promises Faster, More Economical Path to Nuclear Energy

Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory are refining their design of a 3D-printed nuclear reactor core, scaling up the additive manufacturing process necessary to build it, and developing methods to confirm the...
8-May-2020 9:45 AM EDT Add to Favorites

ORNL's advanced manufacturing innovation helps industry in COVID-19 fight

Researchers at the US Department of Energy’s Manufacturing Demonstration Facility and Carbon Fiber Technology Facility at Oak Ridge National Laboratory are using their materials science, fiber production and additive manufacturing expertise and...
11-May-2020 11:55 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Simulations Forecast Nationwide Increase in Human Exposure to Extreme Climate Events

Using ORNL’s now-decommissioned Titan supercomputer, a team of researchers estimated the combined consequences of many different extreme climate events at the county level, a unique approach that provided unprecedented regional and national...
5-May-2020 11:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Story Tips: Tracking Populations, UPS’ Special Delivery and a Long-Awaited Benchmark

Story tips from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory
5-May-2020 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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