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ORNL image analysis prowess advances retina research

ORNL image analysis prowess advances retina research
— OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Dec. 21, 2011 — Armed with a new ability to find retinal anomalies at the cellular level, neurobiologists at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital have made a discovery they hope will ultimately lead to a treatment for cancer of the retina.

Data-driven tools cast geographical patterns of rainfall extremes in new light

Data-driven tools cast geographical patterns of rainfall extremes in new light
— OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Dec. 19, 2011 — Using statistical analysis methods to examine rainfall extremes in India, a team of researchers has made a discovery that resolves an ongoing debate in published findings and offers new insights.

Hans Christen elected Fellow of American Physical Society

Hans Christen elected Fellow of American Physical Society
— OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Dec. 14, 2011 — Hans Christen of the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory has been elected fellow of the American Physical Society.

Simpson, Riedinger elected fellows of AAAS

Simpson, Riedinger elected fellows of AAAS
— OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Dec. 8, 2011 — Michael Simpson of the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory has been elected fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Supercomputer reveals new details behind drug-processing protein model

Supercomputer reveals new details behind drug-processing protein model
— OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Dec. 6, 2011 — Supercomputer simulations at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory are giving scientists unprecedented access to a key class of proteins involved in drug detoxification.

Carbon dioxide emissions rebound quickly after global financial crisis

Carbon dioxide emissions rebound quickly after global financial crisis
— OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Dec. 5, 2011 — The sharp decrease in global carbon dioxide emissions attributed to the worldwide financial crisis in 2009 quickly rebounded in 2010, according to research supported by the Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

ORNL receives inaugural East Tennessee Green Light Award

ORNL receives inaugural East Tennessee Green Light Award
— OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Nov. 30, 2011 — The Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory has received the inaugural East Tennessee Green Light Award from the U.S. Green Building Council East Tennessee Chapter for "exemplary contributions to sustainability in the built environment.

ORNL's Amit Goyal receives E.O. Lawrence Award

ORNL's Amit Goyal receives E.O. Lawrence Award
— OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Nov. 28, 2011 — Oak Ridge National Laboratory materials scientist and Corporate Fellow Amit Goyal has been named a winner of the Department of Energy's Ernest Orlando Lawrence Award honoring U.S. scientists and engineers for exceptional contributions in research and development supporting DOE and its mission.

Maksymovych named ORNL's 2011 top scientist

Maksymovych named ORNL's 2011 top scientist
— OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Nov. 14, 2011 — Petro Maksymovych of Oak Ridge National Laboratory's Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences has earned the Director's Award for Outstanding Individual Accomplishment in Science and Technology.

DOE upgrade opens data floodgate for Jaguar, other supercomputers

DOE upgrade opens data floodgate for Jaguar, other supercomputers
— OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Nov. 14, 2011 — Oak Ridge National Laboratory's Jaguar, the nation's most powerful computer, is now connected to the Advanced Networking Initiative network, which allows users to move vast quantities of data in areas such as energy assurance, climate simulation and basic sciences.

 
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