ORNL Review Archive
The Next Generation of Biofuels
- Editorial: A Legacy Continues
- Features: It Might Just Happen ... Two Steps Forward ... Sugar-Coated ... Finding a Path ... A Predictable Change ... But Are They Compatible? ... A Sustained Effort ... Something Special
- A Closer View: Martin Keller
- Research Horizons: ORNL Researchers Win Nine R&D 100 Awards
- Awards: And the Winners Are. . .
Delivering Even More Science
- Editorial: A Higher Expectation
- Features: Delivering the Science ... Spallation Neutron Source User Program ... The Next Small Thing ... Magic Secrets ... A Helping Hand
- A Closer View: Tom Ballard
- Research Horizons: Z-contrast microscope first to resolve, identify individual light atoms ... Measurement and the “circle” of research
- Research Horizons: And the Winners Are. . .
Delivering the Science
- Editorial: Challenging scientific myths
- Features: Ethanol forces a choice between food and fuel ... Alzheimer's is an incurable disease ... ORNL glows in the dark ... Enormous supercomputers are making research impractical ... Recycling spent nuclear fuel increases the risk of weapons proliferation ... Only an engineer can operate a zero-energy house ... Lighter cars are less safe than heavier vehicles ... Wireless technologies are inherently unreliable
- A Closer View: Jeff Smith
- Research Horizons: Still the Leader
- Awards: And the Winner Is ...
- Editorial: Extreme Science
- Features: Miraculous Coatings … Under Extreme Pressure … Extremely Strong … Extremely Waterproof … Molecules in Jail … Defying Traditional Behavior … Where It All Began … The Universe Is Us … Predictions at the Extreme
- A Closer View: Michelle Buchanan
- Research Horizons: Feeling the Heat ... The Next Small Thing
- Awards: And the Winner Is ...
Pursuing Energy Options
- Editorial: The South’s Energy Laboratory
- Features: Southern Solution … The Missing Piece … A Different Path … Facing the Right Direction … Giving Back … Southern Teamwork … Reducing the Appetite … The Ultimate Solution
- A Closer View: Dana Christensen
- Research Horizons: Extending the Half-Life … A Renewed Interest … Mouse-Like … Modeling Metal Fuels …
- Awards: And the Winners Are...
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 . . .
- Sizing Up Contaminated Properties: A Saga of ORNL's Western Pioneers. Employees at ORNL's new office in Grand Junction, Colorado, have surveyed hundreds of radon-emitting properties for DOE's Uranium Mill Tailings Remedial Action Project. The office also is responsible for several innovations that are expected to save the project millions of dollars.
- Genetic Risks of Using Ethylene Oxide. New ORNL studies on the mutagenicity of ethylene oxide in mice suggest that regulations may be needed to limit brief exposures to the gas, which is widely used by health care workers to sterilize medical supplies.
- Human Gene Therapy: A Look at a Cutting Edge of Biomedical Science. Gene therapy—implanting appropriate genes in cells to correct genetic disorders—is being considered for widespread use in humans with inherited diseases. The author, who is a member of a national committee that considers the technical, ethical, and social implications of this biomedical technology, discusses the technical merits and problems of human gene therapy and current recommendations on its future use.
- Survey Sampling: A Useful Tool for Scientific Investigation. Scientists at ORNL have used statistics and survey sampling to ensure accuracy in their research results. Examples include determining the proportion of transuranic wastes in waste mixtures and estimating the size of fish populations at various sites. The author presents a primer on conducting a survey.
- Nuclear Sleuthing at ORNL: A New Look at Neutron Activation Analysis. Scientists at ORNL have helped develop neutron-activation analysis, which has been used for 50 years to identify and quantify elements, such as uranium, in materials. They will advance the science at the expanded NAA facility at the High Flux Isotope Reactor.
- ORNL's Forays into Forensic Activation Analysis. In the 1960s ORNL activation-analysis experts helped evaluate the evidence from the Kennedy assassination and two highly publicized murder trials.
- News Notes. ORNL's involvement in CERN physics experiment; plans for ACTO, a nuclear-plant advanced controls facility; another Large Coil Test Program milestone.
- Technical Capsules. ORNL's three IR 100 award-winning projects; new method of detecting wear in motor-operated valves; designing a reactor for space.
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- Awards and Appointments