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Nonproliferation – Tell-tale seals
— Using an Oak Ridge National Laboratory technology, inspectors of containers of nuclear material will be able to know with unprecedented confidence whether an intruder has tampered with a seal. The system uses a light source of entangled photons to verify the continuity of a fiber-based seal, according to Travis Humble, who led the development team.

Cybersecurity – Foiling attackers
— By frequently changing the Internet addresses of protected servers, Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Craig Shue has created a technology that thwarts attacks with just minor changes in infrastructure.

Military – Tougher tanks
— Improving welds of heavy and light armored fighting vehicles is the target of a collaboration among Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center, and ArcelorMittal USA.

Training – Nuclear forensics in spotlight
— Federal employees and select personnel from national laboratories will gather at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in February for a two-day training session in nuclear forensics. The event, sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security (http://www.dhs.

Engines - Miniature maximization . . .
— Improving efficiency and performance of tiny engines like those used in remote-controlled planes is the focus of a report that may thrust the technology into this century.

Materials - Transient doping success . . .
— Using a scanning tunneling microscope tip, scientists at the University of Rostock, Germany, and Oak Ridge National Laboratory have accomplished something thought to be virtually impossible.

Big Data - Powerful pattern discovery . . .
— Analyzing vast amounts of information to identify suspicious activities could become easier with EAGLE, a technology developed by a team led by Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Rangan Sukumar.

Vehicles - ORNL inverter a boost for EVs . . .
— Less expensive, lighter and more efficient inverters could put hybrid electric vehicles on the highway to improved viability. While batteries receive a lot of attention, Oak Ridge National Laboratory inventor Gui-Jia Su noted that inverters, which convert direct current into alternating current, play an equally important role in powering hybrid electric vehicles.

Materials — Improving panel performance
— Researchers are using supercomputers to design better and less expensive solar panels that can capture the sun’s rays more efficiently and maximize power production.

Metallurgy - Better magnetic materials
— Understanding the electrons that hold materials together may help scientists design strong, compact, lightweight and radiation-resistant metals at a lower cost.

 
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