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CYBERSECURITY – Piranha nets honor …
— Piranha, an award-winning intelligent agent-based technology to analyze text data with unprecedented speed and accuracy, will be showcased at the Smithsonian’s Innovation Festival Sept. 26-27.

SUPERCOMPUTING – Turbocharging materials research …
— Lightweight powertrain materials could play a hefty role in helping automakers meet stricter Corporate Average Fuel Economy standards, and Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s supercomputer could accelerate their deployment.

ENERGY – Switchgrass to hydrogen …
— Biorefineries could benefit from a new process developed at Oak Ridge National Laboratory that produces hydrogen from plant sources such as switchgrass. The method converts biomass waste streams into hydrogen through heating and processing in microbe-based electrochemical cells.

CHEMISTRY – Mining nature for pharmaceuticals …
— Oak Ridge National Laboratory researchers have invented an automated droplet-based sampling probe system that scientists at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro are using for quick identification of bioactive compounds in fungi. As more medicines are identified from natural sources, screening processes become vital to the rapid discovery of new drug leads.

MATERIALS – Machine learning and microscopy …
— A new technique developed by microscopy and computing experts at Oak Ridge National Laboratory could accelerate advances in materials science and engineering. The team’s approach combines high-performance computing and machine learning algorithms to analyze atomic-scale images and videos from electron and scanning probe microscopes.

ENERGY – Samsung savings …
— Although variable refrigerant flow heat pumps are known to have advantages, higher initial costs and difficulty in quantifying those benefits serve as deterrents to their widespread use. ORNL’s flexible research platform, however, provides a solution that enables researchers to characterize real-world performance.

VEHICLES – New catalyst looms big …
— Gains in engine efficiency are often accompanied by emissions challenges, but a catalyst developed by Oak Ridge National Laboratory researchers could provide a solution.

MATERIALS – Cleaner crude …
— Crude oil refinement can be an extremely costly chemical process. In an effort to reduce energy and cost demands, Oak Ridge National Laboratory researchers Anibal Ramirez-Cuesta and Stuart Campbell are collaborating with University of Nottingham (UK) researchers to develop metal-organic frameworks—substances that can catch and separate different gases during refinement.

CLIMATE – Energy data portal …
— A new addition to Data.gov, home of the U.S. government’s open data, focuses on the connection between climate change and the nation’s energy infrastructure. Curated by an Oak Ridge National Laboratory-led team, the “

SOLAR – Suitability mapping …
— Using remote sensing data, researchers can efficiently determine optimum sites for solar power plants, according to a study led by Olufemi Omitaomu of Oak Ridge National Laboratory. With the target of solar energy providing up to 35 percent of the nation’s total energy requirements by 2050, the need for strategic siting of solar plants is vital, Omitaomu said.

 
 
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