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Two ORNL researchers, two joint faculty receive DOE early career awards
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., May 10, 2013 Materials science and physics research led by early career Oak Ridge National Laboratory scientists received a boost this week from the Department of Energy's Office of Science Early Career Research Program.
Zero-energy classroom built at Clinton High with UT-Battelle help
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., May 10, 2013 A new 1,500-square-foot zero-energy structure has been built on the Clinton High School campus with the help of a $15,000 corporate gift from UT-Battelle.
Zhang, Specht elected fellows of American Physical Society
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., April 15, 2013 Two researchers from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have been elected to fellowship in the American Physical Society (APS). Xiaoguang Zhang and Eliot Specht were named APS fellows in recognition of their outstanding contributions to physics.
ORNL leading study focused on afterlife of electric vehicle batteries
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., April 15, 2013 Once they've finished powering electric vehicles for hundreds of thousands of miles, it may not be the end of the road for automotive batteries, which researchers believe can provide continued benefits for consumers, automakers and the environment.
ORNL's Richard Haire receives American Chemical Society's Seaborg Award
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., April 12, 2013 Retired Oak Ridge National Laboratory researcher and UT-Battelle Corporate Fellow Richard Haire has received the 2013 Glenn T. Seaborg Award by the American Chemical Society. The Seaborg Award is one of the top recognitions in the field of nuclear chemistry.
ORNL BioEnergy Science Center funding renewed
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., April 12, 2013 The Department of Energy has announced renewed funding at Oak Ridge National Laboratory's BioEnergy Science Center (BESC).
Four East Tennessee teams headed for world robotics event
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., April 10, 2013 Oak Ridge, Hardin Valley, Halls and Roane County high schools will be among more than 300 teams competing in the FIRST Robotics World Competition April 24-27 at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis.
ORNL's awake imaging device moves diagnostics field forward
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., April 4, 2013 A technology being developed at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory promises to provide clear images of the brains of children, the elderly and people with Parkinson's and other diseases without the use of uncomfortable or intrusive restraints.
ORNL microscopy uncovers "dancing" silicon atoms in graphene
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., April 3, 2013 Jumping silicon atoms are the stars of an atomic scale ballet featured in a new Nature Communications study from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
ORNL carbon fiber facility dedicated
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., March 26, 2013 Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam says Oak Ridge National Laboratory's new carbon fiber manufacturing is an example of how the Volunteer State can compete in a global economy.