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2012 ORNL Press Releases

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Supercomputers, materials and bears: ORNL marks eventful 2012
— OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Dec. 28, 2012 — The Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory regained the lead in high-performance computing, enjoyed record-setting recognition for its research and became a showpiece for renewable energy technology during 2012.

 

Energy efficient video game technology in Titan supercomputer
— OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Dec. 27, 2012 — Oak Ridge National Laboratory's Titan Supercomputer - the world's most powerful supercomputer - is operating with improved energy efficiency due in part to the same upgraded technology in your child's video games.

ORNL's Smith, Sokolov elected AAAS fellows
— OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Dec. 3, 2012 — Two researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory -- Sean Campbell Smith and Alexei Sokolov -- have been elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Fellow is the highest honor bestowed by the AAAS, the world's largest general scientific society and publisher of the journal Science.

 

ORNL develops lignin-based thermoplastic conversion process
— OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Nov. 30, 2012 — Turning lignin, a plant's structural "glue" and a byproduct of the paper and pulp industry, into something considerably more valuable is driving a research effort headed by Amit Naskar of Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

ORNL recipe for oxide interface perfection opens path to novel materials
— OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Nov. 16, 2012 — By tweaking the formula for growing oxide thin films, researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory achieved virtual perfection at the interface of two insulator materials.

ORNL pushes the boundaries of electron microscopy to unlock the potential of graphene
— OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Nov. 15, 2012 — Electron microscopy at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory is providing unprecedented views of the individual atoms in graphene, offering scientists a chance to unlock the material's full potential for uses from engine combustion to consumer electronics.

Titan is also a green powerhouse
— OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Nov. 14, 2012 — Not only is Oak Ridge National Laboratory's Titan the world's most powerful supercomputer, it is also one of the most energy-efficient.

ORNL's supercomputer named world's most powerful
— OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Nov. 12, 2012 — The Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory is again home to the most powerful computer in the world, according to the Top500 list, a semiannual ranking of computing systems around the world.

 

'Strain tuning' reveals promise in nanoscale manufacturing
— OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Nov. 12, 2012 — Researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have reported progress in fabricating advanced materials at the nanoscale.

ORNL Debuts Titan Supercomputer
— OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Oct. 29, 2012 — The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Oak Ridge National Laboratory launched a new era of scientific supercomputing today with Titan, a system capable of churning through more than 20,000 trillion calculations each second—or 20 petaflops—by employing a family of processors called graphic processing units first created for computer gaming.

 
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