ORNL Review Archive
Of Scale and Science
- Editorial: Of Scale and Science
- Features: Now, The Science ... Where None Have Gone Before ... Cross Pollination ... Imitating Mother Nature ... An International Affair ... Instruments of Change ... Unconventional Understanding ... Doubling Down
- A Closer view: Ian Anderson
- Research Horizons: Heal Thyself
- Awards: And the Winners Are. . .
America's 10 Energy Challenges
- Editorial: Solving the Big Problems
- Features: Both Directions at Once ... Becoming Part of the Process ... Anxiety Attack ... Food or Fuel? ... Too Much Gas ... The Nuclear Option ... Breaking the Grid Lock ... What’s In Store ... Inexhaustible ... Protecting from the Unthinkable
- A Closer View: Thomas Zacharia
- Research Horizons: Bionic Science ... Breaking the Law
- Awards: And the Winners Are. . .
American Science Takes the Lead
- Editorial: A Vision Realized
- Features: The Gamble That Paid ... Kraken Rising ... Superconductivity from Supercomputers ... Going Underground ... Hotter Than The Sun ... The Performance Police ... Doubling Fuel Efficiency ... Invisible Means of Support
- A Closer View: James Hack
- Research Horizons: Cosmic Cauldrons
- Awards: And the Winner Is ...
Moving Technology to the Marketplace
- Editorial: An Important Part of the Mission
- Features: Moving Technology to the Marketplace ... Putting the Pieces Together ... Playing at the College Level ... The Lab of the South ... A Culture of Commercialization ... A Capital Idea ... Another Tool in the Toolbox ... Calculating the Odds ... Side by Side ... A Key Mission ... Hundreds of Licenses ... A Marketable Solution ... Taking the Long View ... An Impressive Patent Portfolio ... Superconductor Cure ... Reinvesting Royalties ... A Long-term Investment
- Technology Spotlight: SeizAlert: Forewarning Epileptics ... Wireless Meter Systems ... Hybrid Solar Lighting
- Profile: Gerald Boyd: The Next Frontier
- Research Horizons: Detecting Skin Cancer ... A Biological Solution ... Dancing Proteins ... Pursuing the Exotic ... And the Winners Are ...
National Security Technologies
- Editorial: Science for Security
- Features: Managing the Soviet Legacy ... In Tune with the Russians ... Telltale Evidence ... One Threat at a Time ... Russian Enrichment ... Finding the Trail ... Technologies for the Troops ... Preparing for the Threats ... Creating a Single Team ... At the Local Level ... Matching Technologies ... “Out of Sight” Missions ... A Secure Facility for New Technologies
- Profile: Frank Akers: Building the Bridge
- Research Horizons: Hot-wired ... An Archaeologist in the Laboratory ... Running on Iron ... Quickly and Accurately ... Awards ...
Reclaiming America's Leadership
- Editorial: Reclaiming Leadership In Neutron Science
- Features: Returning Home ... Material Value ... Neutron Tool ... That’s Incredible! ... Instruments Of Change ... A Historic Partnership ... It Took a Village ... An Unsung Hero ... Unlocking the Cells ... Building the Bridge ... Making It Last ... Under Pressure to Change
- Profile: Thom Mason
- Research Horizons: Of Mice and Men ... Instant ID ... Supernova Discoveries ... Hot Technology ... And The Winners Are . . .
- Magnetic Fusion Progress: A History and Review
- Introducing Methanol-Fueled Vehicles
- Ultrasonic Diffraction Tomography for Imaging Tumors
- Take a Number
- Technical Capsules. EPA adopts ORNL test to determine hazardous-waste toxicity; ORNL computer model demonstrates learning; antibody-laser technique may detect toxic chemicals; five Oak Ridge developments win 1987 IR 100 awards.
- News Notes. Restart plans for HFIR, other reactors; Numerical Linear Algebra Year observed; 11th Distinguished Scientist named; ORNL researchers facilitate cleanup at TMI; compression of ORNL waste demonstrated; stimulating transfer of ORNL technologies.
- Books. The Dragon's Tail: Radiation Safety in the Manhattan Project is reviewed.
- Awards and Appointments
- High-Temperature Superconductivity: ORNL Joins the Scientific Stampede
- BUILDING ENERGY CONSERVATION AND ORNL
- The Promise of Gas-Fired Heat Pumps for Buildings
- Ground-Coupled Heat Pumps: ORNL Research Aims at Lowering Costs
- International Cooperation in Heat Pump R&D: A Case History
- Technology Transfer and the Buildings Industry
- Raising Roofing to a Science: ORNL's Roof Research Center
- Foundations for Building Energy Efficiency
- ORNL's Earth-Sheltered Building Results Guide Foundation Research
- Improving Energy Efficiency in Homes and Commercial Buildings
- The Performance and Economics of Superinsulated Houses
- Radon Levels and Home Energy Conservation
- The Smart House Project
- Editorial: The Review is 20 years old
- Awards and Appointments
- Take a Number
- News Notes. ORR shut down permanently; fusion magnets set records; JET installs ORNL fusion-fuel pellet gun; ATF vessel installed; ORNL alloy and Advanced Servomanipulator licensed
- Books. Survival Strategies for New Scientists by Carl J. Sindermann is reviewed
- State of the Laboratory—1986: ORNL Engages in Collaborative Research. ORNL is performing an increasing amount of work jointly with technical groups in industry, universities, other national laboratories, and laboratories in foreign countries. This collaborative research includes a physics experiment at an accelerator in Switzerland, applications. of surface-modification techniques, studies of radon in the home, the Integrated Forest Study, breeder fuel-reprocessing tests in Japan, development and testing of SDI optical components, modeling of the Chernobyl reactor accident, and tests of superconducting magnets and pellet fueling for fusion energy.
- Positive Feedback in Nature. Ecologists have increasingly come to appreciate the positive feedback processes that occur in ecosystems. These processes are self-amplifying and promote ecological change as well as biological production and diversity. Positive feedback is involved in coevolution, ecological succession, insect and disease outbreaks, and many phenomena.
- The U.S.-Japan Collaboration on Breeder Fuel Reprocessing: ORNL's Role. In March 1986 the United States and Japan agreed to collaborate on developing and demonstrating breeder-reactor fuel reprocessing at a Japanese fuel-recycling pilot plant, which incorporates technology developed at ORNL. The U.S. work, mostly in remote technology, is centered at ORNL.
- National Laboratories and Science Education: The University Relations Programs at ORNL. ORNL and other national laboratories play a significant role in the education and training of university students and providing unique research experiences for university faculty. To improve science education and encourage more U.S. students to choose technical careers, ORNL has developed new programs for undergraduate and precollege education.
- ORNL Follows the Chernobyl Accident from Afar
- The Chernobyl Accident: Causes and Consequences
- Chernobyl from a Vienna Perspective: The Soviet View of the Accident
- Dynamic Analysis of the Chernobyl Accident
- Environmental Aspects of the Chernobyl Accident. When news of the Chernobyl nuclear accident was first announced in April 1986, ORNL scientists made calculations to determine about when the accident had occurred. Other ORNL scientists helped model the accident and used information on fission-product concentrations in Europe to determine the chemical conditions affecting the two releases of radioactivity from the stricken reactor. Since then, ORNL scientists have been analyzing environmental radiation data from Europe and the Soviet Union.