ORNL Review

Hydropower's future is small & modular

Harnessing the power of water is a practice that has been around for thousands of years, from the ancient Greeks’ use of waterwheels to grind wheat to today’s massive hydroelectric dams that supply power to millions of customers.

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City of Oak Ridge partners on advanced urban planning tool

ORNL’s Urban Dynamics Institute is working with the city of Oak Ridge to develop a sensor network and web tool that will evaluate trends in urban activity and help cities plan their development more effectively.

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Neighborhood gets smart about energy use with ORNL tech

Tucked away on about five acres outside of Birmingham, Alabama, sits innovative technology that could change the way homeowners manage energy consumption. The Southeast’s first-of-its-kind residential microgrid is the main energy source for 62 state-of-the-art homes in what Alabama Power calls a “Smart Neighborhood.”

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Scaling deep learning for science

Deep neural networks—a form of artificial intelligence used in everything from speech recognition to image identification to self-driving cars—have demonstrated mastery of tasks once thought uniquely human.

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Why Summit is suited for artificial intelligence

Deep neural networks—a form of artificial intelligence used in everything from speech recognition to image identification to self-driving cars—have demonstrated mastery of tasks once thought uniquely human.

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AI: An experimentalist's experience

“Emergence of AI is a very rare type of event,” said Sergei Kalinin, director of ORNL’s Institute for Functional Imaging of Materials. “Once in a generation there is a paradigm shift in science, and this is ours.”

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The workers behind the science

It takes more than scientists to run a scientific institution, especially one like ORNL that operates reactors, accelerators and other highly specialized facilities.

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