2001 ORNL Press Releases

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Transportation research opportunities to increase at NTRC
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Dec. 27, 2001 — Scientists studying vehicle safety, fuel efficiency, traffic management and other transportation issues will now have improved access to state-of-the-art laboratories at the National Transportation Research Center.


White Christmases becoming more a dream than reality
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Dec. 20, 2001 — In 1942, Bing Crosby crooned about a white Christmas, and a dream is just what a snowy Dec. 25 has become in several parts of the United States, according to statistics provided by researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.


ORNL helping Seattle solve crumbling building mystery
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Dec. 17, 2001 — If you mention the three m's to a group of researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, they're apt to think of moisture, mold and mildew instead of the company from Minnesota.


ORNL Awards Night winners announced
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Nov. 30, 2001 — Herb Mook is the recipient of the 2001 Director's Award for Outstanding Accomplishment in Science and Technology at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.


Mason elected AAAS fellow
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Nov. 19, 2001 — Thomas Mason, associate laboratory director of the Spallation Neutron Source at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, has been elected a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.


Nanoparticles in air bad news for people
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Nov. 16, 2001 — Tiny airborne particles too small to see are more plentiful and may pose a greater health hazard than previously thought, says an Oak Ridge National Laboratory researcher studying airborne particles in the Great Smoky Mountains and beyond.


Groundbreaking held for new Mouse House
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Nov. 13, 2001 — Construction began today for a state-of-the-art genomics facility at Oak Ridge National Laboratory that will help researchers better understand gene function and disease by studying the more than 60,000 mice that will be housed there.


Plummer earns Vacuum Society honor
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Oct. 30, 2001 — Ward Plummer, distinguished scientist in Oak Ridge National Laboratory's Solid State Division and distinguished professor of physics at the University of Tennessee, has earned the prestigious 2001 Medard W. Welch Award from the American Vacuum Society.


ORNL conducting field test of instruments to detect lead
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Oct. 29, 2001 — Instruments and methods to detect lead in house dust will get a tryout at a field verification event conducted by Oak Ridge National Laboratory Nov. 5-9 in Hartford, Conn.


Contract awarded for SNS electrical commodities
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Oct. 23, 2001 — Contract pricing agreements have been awarded for site-wide electrical commodities at the Spallation Neutron Source project at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.


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