EESD Review

Complementary algae grow better together

A research team studying ways to increase algae growth for use in biofuels at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory has made a fundamental discovery about the relationship between biodiversity and ecosystem productivity.

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New platform puts autonomous bus in motion: Dean Deter

Dean Deter has a knack for what he calls “tinkering.” A self-proclaimed gear head, Deter grew up around computers and cars, satisfying his curiosity to understand how anything with an engine or hardware works.

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ORNL develops new capability to evaluate human-driven change in Eastern U.S. streams

A stream classification system developed by researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory can help assess physical changes to United States streams and rivers from human influences and aid in more effective management of water resources.

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Novel membrane advances low-cost, grid-scale energy storage

Oak Ridge National Laboratory scientists have developed a crucial component for a new kind of low-cost stationary battery system utilizing common materials and designed for grid-scale electricity storage.

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From Antarctica to the Azores: An atmosphere’s worth of data with Giri Prakash

Giri Prakash of Oak Ridge National Laboratory deftly draws on his expertise as a computational and environmental scientist to guide the translation and accessibility of big data about Earth’s atmosphere for eager researchers around the world.

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Algorithms, signals and sensors for secure systems: Ryan Kerekes

Ryan Kerekes has been fascinated by how data can have real-world impacts since he first started programming in elementary school. That curiosity has led him to a career in which he creates algorithms, signal processing schemes, and hardware systems that provide real-world solutions for cybersecurity and physical...

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Michael Starke: Controls, energy storage for grid resilience

When Michael Starke leaves the lab each day, he continues his work, in a sense, at home.

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