News Features 2012

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Mobility and risk
— Public forums on social media may enable Oak Ridge National Laboratory researchers to study environmental cancer risks virtually, bringing the scientific community closer to understanding the impacts of modern population migration patterns on cancer risk.

Happier holiday
— Volunteers for Oak Ridge National Laboratory's Team UT-Battelle Angel Tree effort delivered clothing and gifts to area community agencies and schools this week. The items will brighten the holiday season for 240 needy children.

A specialized tool
— Neutron scattering is a specialized tool that allows scientists to do breakthrough research into the nature of advanced materials.

ORNL, Fraunhofer IBP receive 2013 BuildingGreen product award
— Few people recognize the importance of moisture in buildings until mold starts creeping up the walls of their living room. But as construction professionals know, understanding how moisture moves through buildings is critical to their long-term durability and performance.

Refining climate models
— Using dogwood trees, scientists are gaining a better understanding of the role photosynthesis and respiration play in the atmospheric carbon dioxide cycle. Their findings will aid computer modelers in improving the accuracy of climate simulations.

RSICC marks its 50th year
— One of Oak Ridge National Laboratory's longest-running institutions, the Radiation Safety Information Computational Center (RSICC), has its golden anniversary in November. To celebrate the Laboratory hosted a recognition ceremony on October 9 with Department of Energy Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Energy Peter Lyons keynoting the event.

SNS researchers overcome the freezing sample problem in biostudies
— Researchers at the Spallation Neutron Source BASIS beam line at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have successfully developed a method to study biomolecules (proteins) at temperatures far below freezing using a lithium chloride preparation in the aqueous solvent that prevents freezing.

Ramgen Simulates Shock Waves, Makes Shock Waves Across Energy Spectrum
— One of the most pressing scientific challenges facing the United States and the world is reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Compounding that challenge is the fact that power plants burning fossil fuels account for more than 40 percent of the world's energy-related CO2 emissions and will continue to dominate the supply of electricity until the middle of the century.

Mars 'Curiosity' has ORNL tech
— The Curiosity rover that was launched toward Mars over the Thanksgiving holiday includes a significant contribution from ORNL and DOE. ORNL developed and fabricated the protective iridium alloy cladding that's central to the generator that powers the rover.

Bioenergy boost
— With the recent completion of upgrades to its steam plant, the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory may be setting the pace for large physical plants that can use a renewable source of feedstock for energy.


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