Operation cleaner fuels
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Dec. 28, 2005 — Ships powered with low-sulfur diesel fuels may have cleaner emissions and actually perform better than when powered with other diesel fuels, according to findings by Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the Navy.
Spallation Neutron Source Amazing Science Facts
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Dec. 22, 2005 — The New Year is bringing the science community a grand present: The Spallation Neutron Source at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. On schedule for completion in 2006, the Department of Energy's new science facility will provide researchers with the world's most powerful and most advanced tool for analyzing a host of materials with neutrons.
ORNL's thin film lithium technology may power Christmas of the future
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Dec. 21, 2005 — Battery-powered toys, radios, and portable electronic devices make fun Christmas gifts - until the batteries run down. But advances in rechargeable thin-film lithium battery technology at Oak Ridge National Laboratory might one day provide a solution to the dead-battery dilemma.
ORNL-led study shows forests thrive with increased CO2 levels
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Dec. 7, 2005 — Forest productivity may be significantly greater in an atmosphere enriched with carbon dioxide, according to findings released today that challenge recent reports that question the importance of carbon dioxide fertilization.
Oak Ridge High School students to participate in national science competition
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Dec. 6, 2005 — Three Oak Ridge High School seniors working at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory will present how computers can better interpret language during a national science competition this weekend in New York.
State Lego Tournament is Saturday in Cookeville
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Dec. 6, 2005 — About 500 Tennessee middle school students will be competing in the state's sixth annual FIRST Lego League competition Saturday in Cookeville, where students use their designed and programmed autonomous robots to perform required tasks on a table.
ORNL scientists looking at nature in a new way
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Nov. 30, 2005 — Improved tools and increasingly sophisticated approaches are helping researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory gain a better understanding of how organisms respond to and interact with their environment.
ORNL research seeks to control kudzu
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Nov. 23, 2005 — (November 2005 story tip) Controlling kudzu to keep it from displacing and destroying natural vegetation on the Oak Ridge Reservation is a task being supervised by Oak Ridge National Laboratory environmental analyst Harry Quarles.
ORNL earns federal energy savings award
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Nov. 22, 2005 — A new 376,000-square foot facility that is part of the East Campus Modernization at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory has earned a Federal Energy Saver Showcase Award.