ORNL Review: Science Area

Science Area: Clean Energy

3D printed collimators for neutron scattering enables new science and lowers costs

Disruptive technologies like 3D printing have made a big impact in manufacturing, in part by lowering costs and expediting production. Now, 3D printing might be making a similar impact on neutron scattering, too. Researchers and engineers at the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Oak Ridge National...

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Researchers Modeled Design Concepts for Innovative Opposed-Piston Engine on Titan Supercomputer

Pinnacle Engines Develops Efficient, Low-Emission Gasoline Engine Using Supercomputing

With more vehicles in use worldwide than ever before, engine makers are competing to deliver cleaner, more efficient engines at affordable prices. To gain an edge on the competition, California-based small business Pinnacle Engines is laser-focused on a unique engine design. “We’ve been...

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Simulations, machine learning to speed biological discoveries: Omar Demerdash

Attracted to biology, math, and physics as a young student, Omar Demerdash decided that when the time came to narrow his academic interests he wouldn’t pick and choose: he’d pursue them all. Today he’s using his expertise in computational biophysics to model and analyze how molecules interact with...

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A history of service: Jason Richards

After more than a decade spent photographing scientific achievements at the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Jason Richards has stepped out from behind the camera and into the lab, in a move that continues a career focused on serving his country and community....

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In science and mentoring, an image of the future with Philip Bingham

Philip Bingham has two pieces of advice for researchers new to Oak Ridge National Laboratory:  (1) develop a skill set that can be applied to multiple research areas, and (2) get out and meet folks across the lab.  “The favorite part of my work is that I’ve done a lot of very...

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ORNL Team Recognized as Gordon Bell Finalist for Breakthrough Genomic Data Science

Computing Genes to Support Living Clean

This article is part of a series of stories covering the finalists for the 2018 Gordon Bell Prize that used the Summit supercomputer. The prize winner will be announced at SC18 in November in Dallas In 2017, opioid abuse in the United States expanded its deadly footprint. According to a...

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Supercomputing for better commuting: In pursuit of fuel economy, mobility

In a project leveraging computer vision, machine learning, and sensors, Oak Ridge National Laboratory scientists are working with private company GRIDSMART Technologies, Inc. to demonstrate how stop lights can be programmed to improve fuel economy and reduce emissions while facilitating...

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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. But given the high price tag, potential environmental impact and...

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A conversation with ORNL’s Jerry Tuskan

Accelerating biofuels

The new DOE Center for Bioenergy Innovation led by ORNL is focused on accelerating the development of specialty plants and microbial systems to support a biobased economy. ORNL Corporate Fellow Jerry Tuskan, CBI’s director and chief executive of cer, sat down with ORNL Review to discuss CBI’s...

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Exascale Computing: Accelerating the Path to Born-Qualified

The science of metal additive manufacturing (AM) today is focused on the quest for born-qualified parts: components that can roll off the print bed and be ready for direct use, including in critical structures like vehicles, airplanes and power plants. To accelerate the work, the Department of...

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