ORNL Review: Science Area

Science Area: National Security

National Security at ORNL

Eye of the beholder: Identity science comes of age

While cameras are seemingly everywhere these days, identifying individuals using images is still a challenge. Traditional camera techniques are often complicated by poor lighting and unfocused scenes with fast-moving subjects. Today, identity science is shifting toward scenarios in which...

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National Security at ORNL

New marching orders: Fast-attack submarine officer and F-35 test pilots among those with one-year assignments at lab

Despite being landlocked in the hills of East Tennessee, fast-attack submarine Lt. Eric Stromme of the U.S. Navy found himself engrossed in his work at ORNL. During a one-year assignment at the lab, his most memorable project was a groundbreaking experiment that tested an engine made from an...

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National Security at ORNL

The science behind national security

Standing in his lab nearly two decades ago, carbon researcher James Klett used a pair of tweezers to press an ice chip against a chunk of newly created material he held in his palm. The dark grey material, looking much like a hardened sponge, whisked heat up from his warm palm and melted the ice...

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Vice commander at McGhee Tyson Air Base talks Air National Guard during ORNL Veterans Day program

ORNL’s Veterans Day ceremony Nov. 11 was highlighted by a keynote address delivered by Col. Lee Hartley, vice commander of the 134th Air Refueling Wing of the Tennessee Air National Guard at McGhee Tyson Air Base. Hartley thanked ORNL’s Global Security Directorate and other ORNL directorates in...

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