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April 18, 2018—Nearly a dozen scientists across Oak Ridge National Laboratory are teaming with medical researchers and leveraging ORNL’s biggest science tools to solve a modern-day biology grand challenge: unlocking the secrets of disordered proteins.
April 18, 2018 -- Plants, algae, and other organisms produce the RuBisCO enzyme to convert carbon dioxide from the atmosphere into energy-rich molecules, like glucose, that form carbohydrates and other organic carbon compounds essential to life on earth.
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., April 16, 2018 – Zhili Feng, a research at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, has been elected fellow of the International Institute of Welding (IWW) "for lifetime achievement through distinguished contributions to the field of welding science and technology, and for promoting and sustaining the professional statur
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., April 13, 2018 – A team led by researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory has developed a safer cladding for nuclear fuel rods.
April 9, 2018 – It may take a village to raise a child, according to the old proverb, but it takes an entire team of highly trained scientists and engineers to install and operate a state-of-the-art, exceptionally complex ion microprobe. Just ask Julie Smith, a nuclear security scientist at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
April 6, 2018 – The intrinsic beauty of bubbles—those thin watery spheres filled with air or other gases—has long captured the imagination of children and adults alike.
April 3, 2018 – Having begun her career at the lab in the nuclear nonproliferation and radiation safeguards area, Shaheen Dewji is leveraging her expertise to help expand the work of the Center for Radiation Protection Knowledge (CRPK)—a unique organization led by Oak Ridge National Laboratory that focuses on preserving expertise in radiation dosimetry.
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., April 3, 2018—Oak Ridge National Laboratory today welcomed a second group of technology innovators to join Innovation Crossroads, the Southeast’s only entrepreneurial research and development program based at a U.S. Department of Energy national laboratory.
April 2, 2018 - An Oak Ridge National Laboratory-led team cultivated a novel oral microbe, Desulfobulbus oralis, present in adults with periodontitis, an advanced gum disease that affects nearly half of all adults worldwide.
April 2, 2018 - Scientists at Oak Ridge National Laboratory have conducted a series of breakthrough experimental and computational studies that cast doubt on a 40-year-old theory describing how polymers in plastic materials behave during processing.
April 2, 2018 - Oak Ridge National Laboratory has partnered with FCA US LLC and casting manufacturer Nemak to develop a new cast aluminum alloy for engine cylinder heads, which could lead to more fuel-efficient internal combustion engines.
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., March 29, 2018 – James Peery, who led critical national security programs at Sandia National Laboratories and held multiple leadership positions at Los Alamos National Laboratory before arriving at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory last year, has been named associate laboratory director of Global Security at ORNL.
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., March 29, 2018 – David J. Dean has been named associate laboratory director for Physical Sciences at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, effective May 1.
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., March 28, 2018 – Budhendra Bhaduri, a researcher at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, has been selected to receive the Anderson Medal of Honor in Applied Geography for 2018 from the American Association of Geographers (AAG) in recognition of highly distinguished service to the profession of geography.
March 28, 2018 – After used nuclear fuel is removed from a reactor, it emits heat for decades and remains radioactive for thousands of years. The used fuel is a mixture of major actinides (uranium, plutonium), fission products (mainly assorted metals, including lanthanides) and minor actinides (i.e., americium, curium and neptunium).
March 27, 2018 – Scientists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory are conducting fundamental physics research that will lead to more control over mercurial quantum systems and materials. Their studies will enable advancements in quantum computing, sensing, simulation, and materials development.
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., March 26, 2018—If equal amounts of matter and antimatter had formed in the Big Bang more than 13 billion years ago, one would have annihilated the other upon meeting, and today’s universe would be full of energy but no matter to form stars, planets and life. Yet matter exists now.
March 21, 2018 – Vlastimil Kunc grew up in a family of scientists where his natural curiosity was encouraged—an experience that continues to drive his research today in polymer composite additive manufacturing at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
March 20, 2018 – Materials used in electronic devices are typically chosen because they possess either special magnetic or special electrical properties. However, an international team of researchers using neutron scattering recently identified a rare material that has both.
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Mar. 16, 2018 – Takeshi Egami, Mark Lumsden and John Katsaras, researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, have been selected as 2018 fellows of the Neutron Scattering Society of America (NSSA) for their work in neutron scattering in North America.
March 14, 2018 – An Oak Ridge National Laboratory method to improve the energy efficiency of scientific artificial intelligence is showing early promise in efforts to parse insights from volumes of cancer data.
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., March 13, 2018—A scientific team led by the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory has found a new way to take the local temperature of a material from an area about a billionth of a meter wide, or approximately 100,000 times thinner than a human hair.
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., March 12, 2018 – A new method to produce large, monolayer single-crystal-like graphene films more than a foot long relies on harnessing a “survival of the fittest” competition among crystals. The novel technique, developed by a team led by Oak Ridge National Laboratory, may open new opportunities for growing the high-quality two-dimensional materials necessary for long-awaited practical applications.
March 9, 2018 – Last November a team of students and educators from Robertsville Middle School in Oak Ridge and scientists from Oak Ridge National Laboratory submitted a proposal to NASA for their Cube Satellite Launch Initiative in hopes of sending a student-designed nanosatellite named RamSat into space.
March 6, 2018 – For Juan Carlos Idrobo, the scientist’s journey is like taking a test that is only two pages long. You start reading the first page, but you don’t understand any of the questions. You keep reading and after a while a light turns on and you begin to understand.